Useful information

Useful information about different events, workshops, lectures etc.

17 December – 21 December

Survey for non-EU students: Residence permit for studying usage

Invitation for non-EU students to participate in survey conducted by UT Master of law student who is currently writing final thesis about usage of residence permits for studying, including the permission to work according to the EU Directive 2004/114 and 2016/801. Questionnaire can be found on webpage.
Responses are anonymous and will be used exclusively for the purpose of the final thesis. Your response is much appreciated by December 24, 2018.

STUDENT DISCOUNT for sTARTUp Day 2019, the biggest and the most awesome business festival in the Baltics!

The festival pass includes two days of the inspirational-educational stage program, hands-on seminars, networking with entrepreneurs and other like-minded people, access to demo area, parties and much more.
Use the secret code “studentHero” to get 24 € off your Visitor ticket via www.startupday.ee/tickets

Create an impact and enjoy an all-expenses-paid trip to Switzerland

Discuss your ideas with the global elite, create an impact and enjoy an all-expenses-paid trip to Switzerland. Apply until 1 February 2019 and seize the opportunity to qualify as one of 200 “Leaders of Tomorrow” for the 49th St. Gallen Symposium. Have a look at competition question and requirements at https://symposium.org/competition.
The 49th St. Gallen Symposium will be held from 8–10 May 2019 at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, and is devoted to the theme “Capital for Purpose”.

4th Student Winter Games

Next year in January all the coolest students will come together all over from Estonia to find out who is the best of the best in the 4th Student Winter Games.
Tartu Ülikooli Spordiesindus has a fascinating campaign, that helps you to escape the tedious everyday life. Buy the ticket to the 4th Students’ Winter Games during the first round of registration and if the odds are in your favor, you could be the lucky one, who gets a gift card to EscapeTartu escaperoom! Buy your ticket here!

10 December – 14 December

Global Migration Film Festival presents: "Deltas Back to Shores"

You are all welcome to join our free film evening on the 10th of December at 18.00 at Genialistide Klubi (Magasini 5, Tartu). We are going to screen a documentary by Charlie Petersmann "Deltas Back to Shores".
Introduction to the film:
Two men on opposite shores of Mediterranean Sea. Both faced with the difficult decision what path to take, to find a way out of a difficult situation. Film has English subtitles. Film will be followed by the panel discussion moderated by International Organization for Migration (IOM). The panellists are from Estonian Ministry of the Interior, IOM and an expert with a migration background from Lebanon.
For further information: http://www.deltas-film.ch/en/
https://www.facebook.com/events/462324217505108/

Kaleidoskoop pre-selection

13th of December in the pre-selection round, 10 best teams will be selected to compete in the finals at international business festival sTARTUp Day.
Top 10 will compete to win awards like participation in the European Innovation Academy in Portugal, tickets to startup and technology conference Latitude59, financial awards from Tartu City Government or 2-month access to co-working space sTARTUp HUB.
All business and project ideas are welcome to apply for Kaleidoskoop.
For details, see: http://ideelabor.ut.ee/calendar/kaleidoskoop-pre-selection-2018

STUDENT DISCOUNT for sTARTUp Day 2019, the biggest and the most awesome business festival in the Baltics!

The festival pass includes two days of the inspirational-educational stage program, hands-on seminars, networking with entrepreneurs and other like-minded people, access to demo area, parties and much more.
Use the secret code “studentHero” to get 24 € off your Visitor ticket via www.startupday.ee/tickets

Create an impact and enjoy an all-expenses-paid trip to Switzerland

Discuss your ideas with the global elite, create an impact and enjoy an all-expenses-paid trip to Switzerland. Apply until 1 February 2019 and seize the opportunity to qualify as one of 200 “Leaders of Tomorrow” for the 49th St. Gallen Symposium. Have a look at competition question and requirements at https://symposium.org/competition.
The 49th St. Gallen Symposium will be held from 8–10 May 2019 at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, and is devoted to the theme “Capital for Purpose”.

4th Student Winter Games

Next year in January all the coolest students will come together all over from Estonia to find out who is the best of the best in the 4th Student Winter Games.
Tartu Ülikooli Spordiesindus has a fascinating campaign, that helps you to escape the tedious everyday life. Buy the ticket to the 4th Students’ Winter Games during the first round of registration and if the odds are in your favor, you could be the lucky one, who gets a gift card to EscapeTartu escaperoom! Buy your ticket here!

3 December – 7 December

15x4 Tartu: Neovitalism, Mining Industry, Patents, Prostitution

15x4 Tartu: Neovitalism, Mining Industry, Patents, Prostitution on Wednesday 5th, at Ahhaa (Sadama 1, Tartu). Starts at 7 pm. More information about the event can be found HERE.

Trade war between USA & China

The Economics Club of the University of Tartu is glad to invite you to the seminar: Trade War between USA and China. The seminar is carried out by Peter J Hwang, professor of Asian economy. More info from Facebook event.

University wide information day in EIT Health

On Friday, December 14th, in Tartu, Riia 23, room 105, will take place EIT Health information day, where an overview of various funding measures and application rules is presented.
In addition to funding opportunities for innovation projects, opportunities for students, start-up companies and SMEs will also be presented.
Participation is free, but we ask you to register for participation by 12 December at the latest.
Schedule and registration: https://www.ut.ee/et/eit-health-infopaev
If you have any questions, please contact Laura Tomson, laura.tomson@ut.ee, 737 6547.

International Student Energy Summit 2019

The aim of the event is to gather passionate students - both undergraduates and postgraduates - from every academic field and corner of the world, seeking to create a more sustainable energy future.
The upcoming largest student-led energy summit in the world will take place 17-20 July 2019 in London, UK.
Preregistrations to attend the Summit are open.

26 November – 30 November

University of Tartu Centre for Arts Christmas Charity Fair on November 30

On November 30 from 12:00 to 17:00 everyone is welcome to the Christmas Charity Fair of the University Tartu at the Centre for Arts (Uppsala St 10, Tartu).

At the fair, one can find Christmas gifts from cookies to design jewellery sold by the staff and students of the University. Furthermore, different units and organisations of the university will be selling at the fair as well. There will also be a pop-up café set up by the university’s academic women’s choir. More information HERE.

The independent media outlet Lossi 36

Discover www.lossi36.com, a student-led media initiative providing accessible and reliable coverage of Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and Eurasia.
Lossi 36 was launched six months ago by students of the University of Glasgow and the University of Tartu. Since then, we have been providing accessible and reliable coverage of the post-socialist states of Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and Eurasia, publishing articles twice a week on political, social and cultural issues. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more!

19 November – 23 November

STARTER workshop about marketing

On 22st November at SPARK Hub (Narva mnt 3, Tartu) form 4 pm to 7.30 pm workshop about marketing. The workshop is led by Egle Raadik-Gonchev. She is a marketer with a business development background. The workshop is free of charge and in English but please make sure to register of IdeaLab web page!

Lecture of Japanese Theatre Director Izumi Ashizawa on Japanese culture and theatre

On 20 November 16:15–17:45 at the University of Tartu (Jakobi 2–226)
“The Japanese concept of space and theatre: historical and theoretical analysis and the practical application in Izumi Ashizawa’s theatrical works”.
This lecture investigates the Japanese concept of space and how it manifests in the theatre. Using some examples of Ashizawa’s works, the lecture further explores the practical use of the concept in theatrical works.
Izumi Ashizawa is a Japanese theatre director, dramaturge, assistant professor and choreographer. She works as an Assistant Professor at the State University of New York Stony Brook and the Artistic Director at Izumi Ashizawa Performance. In her works she explores folkloric materials through physical story-telling, unconventional puppetry and object animation.
The lecture will be held in English. Entrance is free.
The lectur is organised by the Embassy of Japan in Estonia and the University of Tartu.

The independent media outlet Lossi 36

Discover www.lossi36.com, a student-led media initiative providing accessible and reliable coverage of Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and Eurasia.
Lossi 36 was launched six months ago by students of the University of Glasgow and the University of Tartu. Since then, we have been providing accessible and reliable coverage of the post-socialist states of Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and Eurasia, publishing articles twice a week on political, social and cultural issues. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more!

12 November – 16 November

Lecture of Japanese Theatre Director Izumi Ashizawa on Japanese culture and theatre

On 20 November 16:15–17:45 at the University of Tartu (Jakobi 2–226)
“The Japanese concept of space and theatre: historical and theoretical analysis and the practical application in Izumi Ashizawa’s theatrical works”
This lecture investigates the Japanese concept of space and how it manifests in the theatre. Using some examples of Ashizawa’s works, the lecture further explores the practical use of the concept in theatrical works.
Izumi Ashizawa is a Japanese theatre director, dramaturge, assistant professor and choreographer. She works as an Assistant Professor at the State University of New York Stony Brook and the Artistic Director at Izumi Ashizawa Performance. In her works she explores folkloric materials through physical story-telling, unconventional puppetry and object animation.
The lecture will be held in English. Entrance is free.
The lectur is organised by the Embassy of Japan in Estonia and the University of Tartu.

World class biotech leadership summit

A world-class biotech leadership summit will be held at Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard, Cambridge, Massachusetts, from June 16 – 20, 2019.
Students have also a chance to attend the event through “Leader of Tomorrow” competition.
To learn more go to https://gapsummit.com/

5 November – 9 November

Global University Entrepreneurial Spirit Students' Survey

Students are invited to take part in an international study of students’ entrepreneurial spirit (GUESSS). Your opinion about your study and entrepreneurship experiences obtained so far and assessment of the entrepreneurship education possibilities at your school and Estonian entrepreneurship climate in general are very important. Please provide your input by answering to the following survey (select language at the first page of the questionnaire): https://tinyurl.com/guesss-est. Please fill in the questionnaire at your first convenience before October 20th, 2018, it takes about 15-20 minutes. If you fill in the form and enter your e-mail address to the field where it is asked for getting feedback, you will be considered for our raffle where the main prize is a 50-euro Partner gift card. More information about the study is available at: http://guesssurvey.org

Everyone is invited to the University of Tartu Centre for Arts Charity Christmas fair

Centre for Arts Invites Students and Staff of the University of Tartu’s to sell at the Annual Christmas Charity Fair on November 30th. Please let us know about your interest to be a seller by November 14th.
More information about the event can be found here.

Innovation Game by EIT Digital and Startup Wise Guys @Tartu

November 6, 2018 at 15:45 at Spark Hub (Narva mnt 3, Tartu). More info from Facebook event.

15x4 Tartu: Petrodollar, Depression, #MeToo, Cat genetics

15x4 Tartu: Petrodollar, Depression, #metoo, cat genetic on Wednesday 7th, at Liivi 2. Starts at 7 pm. More information about the event can be found HERE.
We are always looking for speakers and volunteers for next events, so if you are interested in joining the 15x4 team, fill in this form

sTARTUp Day is looking for volunteers

Are you ready for some magic? Because sTARTUp Day is looking for behind-the-scenes wizards once more! Become one of us and apply as a volunteer to make the biggest business festival in the Baltics happen. We need someone to set up the venue, someone to help out our visitors, someone to be a friend to our magnificent speakers and a lot more.
Don’t wait another moment, because registration ends on the 8th of November.
Apply via startupday.ee/contact/volunteers

29 October – 2 November

STARTER workshop about product and service design

On 1st November at SPARK Hub (Narva mnt 3, Tartu) form 4 pm to 7.30 pm workshop about product and service design. The workshop is led by Markko Karu. The workshop is free of charge and in English but please make sure to register of IdeaLab web page!

22 October – 26 October

Dead Poets Society

ISA is going to spend 24th October with one of the most charismatic American actors: Robin Williams, who will teach you how to live, using "seize the day" concept.
Let`s watch the inspiring smashing hit "Dead Poets Society" and after it, let's have a fruitful discussion, related to all the problems that we will find together.
Ambassadors and professor Marko Pajevic, who will be our discussion supervisor, are waiting to see YOU and all your friends at 17.00 - 20.00 in Lossi 36, room 306. More info from Facebook event.

50 Student tickets available for 20€!

to sTARTUp Day 2019, the biggest business festival in Baltics. It's a three-day event with inspiring stage program, seminars, parties, and networking events - so definitely worth the price!
Get your ticket: www.fienta.com/startupday
Speakers & other info: www.startupday.ee

Global University Entrepreneurial Spirit Students' Survey

Students are invited to take part in an international study of students’ entrepreneurial spirit (GUESSS). Your opinion about your study and entrepreneurship experiences obtained so far and assessment of the entrepreneurship education possibilities at your school and Estonian entrepreneurship climate in general are very important. Please provide your input by answering to the following survey (select language at the first page of the questionnaire): https://tinyurl.com/guesss-est. Please fill in the questionnaire at your first convenience before October 20th, 2018, it takes about 15-20 minutes. If you fill in the form and enter your e-mail address to the field where it is asked for getting feedback, you will be considered for our raffle where the main prize is a 50-euro Partner gift card. More information about the study is available at: http://guesssurvey.org

Herzl Chair seminar for PhD students

PhD seminar for a group of Central European and Israeli Doctorate students (all expenses paid) organized by Masaryk University. The application deadline is December 10th, 2018. The application and further information are available on Masaryk University’s website on Herzl Chair Ph.D. seminar.

15 October – 19 October

sTARTUp Day is looking for volunteers

"Are you ready for some magic? Because sTARTUp Day is looking for behind-the-scenes wizards once more!"
Become one of us and apply as a volunteer to make the biggest business festival in the Baltics happen. We need someone to set up the venue, someone to help out our visitors, someone to be a friend to our magnificent speakers and a lot more.
Don’t wait another moment and sign up already today!
Apply via startupday.ee/contact/volunteers

Global University Entrepreneurial Spirit Students' Survey

Students are invited to take part in an international study of students’ entrepreneurial spirit (GUESSS). Your opinion about your study and entrepreneurship experiences obtained so far and assessment of the entrepreneurship education possibilities at your school and Estonian entrepreneurship climate in general are very important. Please provide your input by answering to the following survey (select language at the first page of the questionnaire): https://tinyurl.com/guesss-est. Please fill in the questionnaire at your first convenience before October 20th, 2018, it takes about 15-20 minutes. If you fill in the form and enter your e-mail address to the field where it is asked for getting feedback, you will be considered for our raffle where the main prize is a 50-euro Partner gift card. More information about the study is available at: http://guesssurvey.org

Herzl Chair seminar for PhD students

PhD seminar for a group of Central European and Israeli Doctorate students (all expenses paid) organized by Masaryk University. The application deadline is December 10th, 2018. The application and further information are available on Masaryk University’s website on Herzl Chair Ph.D. seminar.

8 October – 12 October

New Electives – Digital Humanities

New English-taught courses in the Digital Humanities electives module are starting in October. These courses are a great way to connect your theoretical background with technical skills – the aim of this module is to provide an overview of the different possibilities, methods, and approaches while integrating these to the specific interests and needs of the student. Courses are focused on developing practical skills. Students can learn data analysis, programming, using databases and corpora, applications for spatial data and research reproducibility.

Pitching ABC

October 11, 2018 at 16:00 at Spark Hub (Narva mnt 3, Tartu)
In this STARTER programme workshop, teams will learn storytelling and perfect their pitches. Teams will get to put together a pitch, practice it and get feedback!
The event is free, but please register before on IdeaLab's webpage! Everyone is welcome!

200 Student tickets available for 20€!

to sTARTUp Day 2019, the biggest business festival in Baltics. It's a three-day event with inspiring stage program, seminars, parties, and networking events - so definitely worth the price!
Get your ticket: www.fienta.com/startupday
Speakers & other info: www.startupday.ee

1 October – 5 October

Invitation to participate in the co-creation process survey. The results obtained will be used to write a doctoral thesis.

15x4 Tartu: Space Swarm, Design, NLP, Normal Sex

15x4 Tartu is welcoming to their first fall event that is held at AHHAA Center on 3rd of October at 19:00.
15x4 Tartu is a series of non-commercial science communication events across Europe that aims to promote science communication and make knowledge more approachable. The event is built on 4 popular science talks of 15 minutes. This time the speakers will consider the topics on Space swarm, Design, Natural Language Processing and Normality of Sex from the fte philosophical perspective.
The event is free of charge and provides some snacks.

Friday Night Run

Friday Night run will start the Tartu City Marathon program. More info from Facebook event.

Last chance for the 2nd World Congress on Undergraduate Research until 16 October

The World CUR 2019 is a unique chance for undergraduate researchers to collaborate with fellow researchers globally, publish their work and win one of our six interdisciplinary research awards. Submission Deadline is 16 October, 2018. Learn more at www.uol.de/WorldCUR2019

24 September – 28 September

Invitation to participate in the co-creation process survey. The results obtained will be used to write a doctoral thesis.

Take part in UT iAcademy GameChangers

You have an opportunity to take part in UT iAcademy GameChangers, an exclusive business & design course starting on September the 27th. Further information: https://eik.ut.ee/ut-iacademy.

The concert of Japanese traditional music and dances by Wa League

Concert of ensemble Wa League will be held on 29. September at 18:00 at the Assembly Hall of Tartu University (Ülikooli 18) that is co-organized by Embassy of Japan in Estonia, the University of Tartu and Animatsuri. The concert is free of charge. More info from Facebook event.

Call for students is open: Pasteur Paris University International Doctoral Program 2019

The deadline for candidates to contact laboratories of interest is November 2, and the deadline for the application (to be prepared together with the laboratory) is November 13, 2018. For details, see: www.pasteur.fr/en/education/ppu

Social business case competition Creative Shock

Students’ Association of ISM University of Management and Economics from Lithuania invites you to participate in a social business case competition Creative Shock.

17 September – 21 September

Idea Hackathon

We are inviting you to UT IdeaLab STARTER programme opening event – Idea Hackathon! If you have a business idea or you are just interested in entrepreneurship then this is the right place to start! More information and registration: ideelabor.ut.ee/calendar/idea-hackathon-2018

Tartu Student Days are in town already next week!

Pick your favorite events to attend from the Tartu Student Days website and enrich your student life with new friends and experiences!

Hack Tour Pre-Event: Tartu - 27.09.2018 @Spark Hub

Tartu pre-event is your chance to enroll in the program and earn yourself the tech trip to Helsinki. On 27th September in SPARK Hub (Narva mnt 3, Tartu), during the pre-event, we spend the afternoon with tech-savvy people and challenge them to compete with each other in finding solutions for the unique cases we present.
The best of the best might very well walk away with tickets to Helsinki, as there is a possibility to gain straight access to Hack Tour (3. - 7.12.) and Junction (23. - 25.11.) from these pre-events. You’ll end your trip at SLUSH conference if you get picked. Detailed program and schedule will be announced closer to the event at Facebook.

10 September – 14 September

DD Academy is for you!
You don't know exactly what to do with your life, but you have a hunch that it should be something important? Would you like to get practical skills to start doing great things? Then DD Academy is for you! DD Academy program consists of training sessions and practical challenges, through which you’ll learn public speaking, debating, teamwork, time management, design thinking and much-much more - skills you can use at the university or later at any kind of work or entrepreneurship.
From this year we also recruit foreign students in Tartu! Previous experiences or training is not necessary, just great motivation and interest for the society. See more information and visit our information evening.

Tartu Sudent Days: Fall 2018

The registration for the Tartu Student Days events starts on Monday, September 10 on the Tartu Student Days website. Festival programme can be found HERE, come join us and enrich your student life with new friends and experiences!

Friday Night Run

Friday Night run will start the Tartu City Marathon program. More info from Facebook event.

Schwerpunktseminar Tartu 2018

3 September – 7 September

University-wide elective subject "Philosophical Disagreements"
See a trailer and register for a subject HERE (only doctoral students can attend).

International Students Welcoming Session by ISA
International Student Ambassadors (ISA) are the official representatives for the University of Tartu and all the International Students studying in it. They are organizing their first event, a welcoming session for all newcomers!
If you are a new international degree-seeking or Erasmus exchange student, or if you have lived and studied in Tartu for a while but haven’t heard about ISA, then you have to come and join our first event of the Autumn semester.

University of Tartu Centre for Arts is welcoming all international students
In Autumn 2018/2019 University of Tartu Centre for Arts offer 17 courses in English or with double language of instruction (Est+Eng) in the following fields: Visual arts, Music, Multimedia and Dance art.
Short descriptions of all our courses are available on our website. Follow us on Facebook.

Tartu Student Days are in town from September 24 to September 30, bring your friends and enjoy the events together! Festival programme can be found here HERE!

27 August – 31 August

University of Tartu Centre for Arts is welcoming all international students

In Autumn 2018/2019 University of Tartu Centre for Arts offer 17 courses in English or with double language of instruction (Est+Eng) in the following fields: Visual arts, Music, Multimedia and Dance art.
Short descriptions of all our courses are available on our website. Follow us on Facebook.
There are still some places available for four different workshops on Open Doors Day for International students on August 30, 3:30-5:30 PM. Pre-registration for the workshops is needed as we can only host limited no of students.

Apply to the International Student Ambassadors programme now!

 Are you an international degree student at the University of Tartu? Are you active and enjoy extracurricular activities? If you want to share your experience with future students, lead projects, and organize events then we invite you to become a Student Ambassador. We are international degree students who represent the university abroad and the UT international student community in Estonia. Please apply before September 9: http://isa.ut.ee/apply/ Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/utambassadors/

European Satellite Navigation Competition

The key to success lies in your hands: Join the @EuropeanSatelliteNavigationCompetition & kick-start your business with cash prizes, intensive business coaching, technical support & networking at the European Space Week 2018 in Marseille in Dec! Enter your idea now at https://www.esnc.eu/prize/estonia/, benefit from 1 Mio € prizes and enter the world’s largest business network.