Useful information

Useful information about different events, workshops, lectures etc.

27 June – 1 July

The Student Summer Games

The Student Summer Games are a three-day athletic-entertaining event that welcomes all university students along with youthful and sporty alumni. Games are taking place on the 1 – 3. July 2022 on the territory of the Sports Centre of Kääriku.
The official program of the XXII Summer Games is published at ylisport.ee/svm-summer-games
More info in Facebook event

 

13 June – 24 June

International workshop “Active young people taking action against hate speech – possible or not?”

Estonian Human Rights Centre in cooperation with partners across Europe calls for youth participants aged 18-30 to an international workshop “Active young people taking action against hate speech – possible or not?” A workshop will be held on June 17 in Tartu, Estonia. Working language of the event is English. Organisers will provide the participants with lunch and coffee breaks during the event, cover travel expenses for young people outside Tartu. For more information, please visit https://humanrights.ee/en/2022/05/join-us-at-an-international-youth-seminar-in-tartu/

 

Our students prepared a photo exhibition dedicated to a French poet

The photo exhibition dedicated to Charles Pierre Baudelaire's 201st birthday is open on the 1st floor of the College of World Languages and Cultures of the University of Tartu (J. Liivi 4).

6 June – 10 June

The Student Summer Games

The Student Summer Games are a three-day athletic-entertaining event that welcomes all university students along with youthful and sporty alumni. Games are taking place on the 1 – 4. July 2022 on the territory of the Sports Centre of Kääriku.
The official program of the XXII Summer Games is published at ylisport.ee/svm-summer-games
More info in Facebook event
You can buy your ticket here

23 May – 3 June

Q&A with International Student Ambassadors on May 25th

The International Student Ambassadors are organizing a Q&A on May 25th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. In this session, you can ask all your lingering questions about student life, studying here, and, of course, living in Estonia! Feel free to share this event with friends or acquaintances interested in studying at UT!

 

International Summer University 2022

The International Summer University of the University of Tartu announced 19 high-quality courses in different fields with a diverse cultural programme for the summer of 2022. The students and employees of the University of Tartu can participate in the courses with a discount price. In order to get -10% from the tuition fee, you need to write “UT student” in the comment box when applying. Register to our summer university programmes and gain valuable academic knowledge, extra credits and build new friendships with people worldwide! Read more about the programmes from our webpage www.isu.ut.ee

 

Estonian-English tandem camp in Palamuse

Everyone is welcome to take part in a language-learning camp being held on 16-19 August 2022 near Palamuse, the setting for classic Estonian author Oskar Luts’ ground-breaking novel Spring. Both those who speak Estonian as their first language and those who are fluent in English are welcome to participate if they are interested in both teaching and learning their languages by way of fun activities and get-togethers.
Accommodation, three meals a day and a wide-ranging programme of events will be provided. Transport will also be available from Tallinn. Participation is free of charge. All events of the Estonian language house are intended for adults and take place in Estonian! Registration closes on 13 June.

16 May – 20 May

International Summer University 2022

The International Summer University of the University of Tartu announced 19 high-quality courses in different fields with a diverse cultural programme for the summer of 2022. The students and employees of the University of Tartu can participate in the courses with a discount price. In order to get -10% from the tuition fee, you need to write “UT student” in the comment box when applying. Register to our summer university programmes and gain valuable academic knowledge, extra credits and build new friendships with people worldwide! Read more about the programmes from our webpage www.isu.ut.ee

9 May – 13 May

The Student Summer Games

The Student Summer Games are a three-day athletic-entertaining event that welcomes all university students along with youthful and sporty alumni. Games are taking place on the 1 – 4. July 2022 on the territory of the Sports Centre of Kääriku.
The official program of the XXII Summer Games is published at ylisport.ee/svm-summer-games
More info in Facebook event
You can buy your ticket here

 

BIOTOOPIA'22 - Art, Science and Biosphere Hybrid Conference in Estonia

You are welcome to join BIOTOOPIA international hybrid conference and forum that connects art, science and biosphere and takes place for the second time on 17-19 August 2022 in Viinistu Art Harbour in the North coast of Estonia and online.

25 April – 6 May

University invites everyone to webinar on Ukrainian language and culture

On Wednesday, 27 April, from 16:00–17:30, a webinar on the Ukrainian language and culture takes place on Worksup. Everybody is welcome to listen and think along. Participants should register to the webinar by 26 April.

 

Seminar on higher education funding models and the possible impact of changing the funding system

A discussion seminar about the results of a literature review conducted at the university “Models of higher education funding and the possible impact of changing the funding system” will be held in the conference hall of the University of Tartu Library on Thursday, 28 April 14:00–17:00. British economist, Professor Nicholas Barr speaks about the income-contingent student loan repayment system. Professor Barr’s webpresentation and the following discussion are held in English, the presentation of the analysis conducted at the University of Tartu and the related short presentations and discussion are in Estonian. Register here.

 

Tartu Student Days are in town until 30 April

The programme of the festival can be found on the official website: studentdays.ee.

 

F4A – an app to fight food waste!

Did you know that there are about 22 800 tonnes of unsold food products in Estonian supermarkets each year? Rimi has joined forces with F4A (Food4All) in order to minimise that number.
F4A has created an app, through which you can buy close-to-expiry products. Choose the discounted goods, add them to your basket and all that's left to do is to pick them up at your nearest Rimi!
Download the app now from App-Store or Google Play!
info: https://f4a.com/

11 April – 22 April

How are the UK and Estonia supporting Ukraine and dealing with Russia?

The Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies invites students to a public lecture by Ross Allen Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Estonia “How are the UK and Estonia supporting Ukraine and dealing with Russia?” on 13 April at 18:00–19:15 (EEST). The event will be held at Lossi 36 in Room 214. Registration is open until 12 April HERE.

 

Applying for the ENLIGHT Summer School course "Serious Game Design in Health Care and Education" continues

Uppsala University invites UT master´s students to take part in the course “Serious Game Design in Health Care and Education”. Online part of the course takes place from 1 to 7 August and face-to-face learning at Uppsala University from 8 to 19 August. Completion of the course gives the student 5 ECTS.

4 April – 8 April

The ISA is hosting an event “Ice Cream and the Mater's Dream”

The ISA (International Student Ambassadors) is hosting a new event on April 13th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm called "Ice Cream and the MA Dream", an event where ERASMUS students are encouraged to come, eat ice cream, pick up some info about our 27 amazing Master's level programs at UT, and interact with each other. The event will be held at Ülikooli 18 in Room 140.
Check more info from Facebook.

 

F4A – an app to fight food waste!

Did you know that there are about 22 800 tonnes of unsold food products in Estonian supermarkets each year? Rimi has joined forces with F4A (Food4All) in order to minimise that number.
F4A has created an app, through which you can buy close-to-expiry products. Choose the discounted goods, add them to your basket and all that's left to do is to pick them up at your nearest Rimi!
Download the app now from App-Store or Google Play!
info: https://f4a.com/

 

The BUP's annual Student Conference 2022

The conference is free of charge for students studying at bachelor and master level at The Baltic University Programme’s participating universities.
Accepted students will spend two full days on the island of Gotland, located in the middle of the Baltic Sea. During these days, students will take part in lectures, workshops and discussions with experts from academia, civil society and local food producers. Participants will also get the opportunity to visit a productive organic farm as well as take part in a guided tour of the Medieval Hanseatic city of Visby, which is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site.
During our four days conference on the island of Gotland, the students will get a unique experience learning from regional experts and local food producers.
The BUP will cover all participant's costs of accommodation, food and travels from Stockholm to Visby and back.
Apply to the conference here
Read more about the conference on the BUP website and Facebook-event

 

Join new MOOC “Common Challenges of Competing Regionalisms”. Registration is open until April 21st, 2022.

Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies (University of Tartu) is launching its free, English-based MOOC course "Common Challenges of Competing Regionalisms" (2 ECTS), which will begin from April 25 until June 5.
What will I learn during the course?
You will learn about the dimensions of comparative regionalism in the European and Eurasian context in the light of emergence, transformation, and consolidation of integration processes in the EU and in the former Soviet and Socialist space; what regionalism is, how it can be defined conceptually and theoretically and much more! A key part of the course will imply a comparative assessment of the institutional settings of the EU and EaEU.
Who is this course for?
The course is open to everyone interested in comparative regionalism and integration processes in Europe and Eurasia, especially master degree and bachelor students in European and Russian studies, international relations and political science.
Why should I take this course?
By enrolling to the course, you will have access to video lectures from academicians and practitioners, specialising in the integration processes and comparative regionalism between the EU and EEU. There will also be guest interviews from academic representatives from the region aimed at providing specific perspectives on different case studies in competing regional integration projects. The participants will able to benefit from a wide variety of readings, course supporting and interactive materials as well as a vibrant and international online community of peers with whom they can learn together and interact throughout the course. Upon successful completion of the MOOC, participants will also receive a free digital certificate from the University of Tartu.
Register here (before April 21st
Course information: here
Should you need additional information, please contact Anna Beitane at anna.beitane@ut.ee
The course is developed within the framework of the Jean Monnet Module ‘Neighbourhood, Enlargement, and Regionalism in Europe’ (NearEU) with the support of the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

28 March – 1 April

University invites everyone to webinars about Ukraine

On Wednesday, 30 March, from 16:00–17:30, a webinar “Ukrainian Cities at War: From Conspiracy Theories to New Urban Realities” takes place on Worksup. This continues the Ukraine-related discussion that started at the fundraising event on 24 March. The webinar series about Ukraine goes on until the end of May. Everybody is welcome to listen and think along.  Participants should register to the webinar.

 

Invitation to a panel discussion on the Russian-Ukrainian war

Ukrainian students and staff members at the UT together with the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies invite fellow students and staff to a panel discussion on the Russian-Ukrainian war on Thursday, March 31, at 16.15-18.00 at the University of Tartu Delta building (registration required, please see below).
A brutal war, unleashed by the Russian Federation, has been raging in Ukraine for more than a month.
Although news about Ukraine dominate the media, those UT students and staff who have limited background knowledge in East European politics may find the events baffling and difficult to make sense of.
The discussion focuses on the following questions:
* Why did Russia invade Ukraine?
* What are Putin’s goals and are these achievable?
* What to make of the claim that “NATO and the EU provoked Russian aggression by expanding to Eastern Europe”?
* What explains Ukraine’s valiant resistance?
* How does Russian mass media depict the situation and justify Russia’s actions?
*What is the role of Belarus in all of this?
* What are the long-term implications of this war?

Panelists include:
* Dmytro Khutkyy, Research Fellow in Digital Governance, Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies
* Olga Matveieva, Associate Professor in Public Administration, Dnipro University of Technology
* Piret Ehin, Professor of Comparative Politics, Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies
* Heiko Pääbo, Lecturer in Politics of Baltic Sea Region Countries, Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies
* Katsiaryna Lozka, PhD Fellow at Ghent University

Brief presentations by the panelists will be followed by Q&A and discussion with the audience.
The event is moderated by Dmytro Fishman, Lecturer in Artificial Intelligence, Institute of Computer Science.
This is an in-person event held in English. In order to participate, please register here by noon (12:00) on Wednesday, March 30.

 

Environmental and Risk Management course taught in English

The online meeting presenting the course and life in Angers is set on Friday the 1st of April at 1.30pm (UCT +2) (on Teams).
Environmental and Risk Management course has been redesigned. Semesters 7 and 8 can now be entirely taught in English for a full-year program.

 

Applying for the ENLIGHT Summer School course "Serious Game Design in Health Care and Education" has started

Uppsala University invites UT master´s students to take part in the course “Serious Game Design in Health Care and Education”. Online part of the course takes place from 1 to 7 August and face-to-face learning at Uppsala University from 8 to 19 August. Completion of the course gives the student 5 ECTS.

 

Students are welcome to the MOOC “Students as Digital Civic Engagers”

We are looking for students who would like to test MOOC course “Students as Digital Civic Engagers“ which is compiled to pass independently and will take place from April 5 to May 5. Participants who have completed the course and provided feedback on the course will receive the University of Tartu Continuing Education Certificate with 1 ECTS. You can get acquainted with the course information and register for the course HERE.

 

The CEFER Challenge for undergraduate and/or master level students

The Center for Excellence in Finance and Economic Research (CEFER) at the Bank of Lithuania is bringing forth a student challenge event, the CEFER Challenge. This years’ theme focuses on assessing the economic and financial impact of climate change.
Inspired by the Federal Reserve Challenge in the US, the CEFER Challenge is an annual thematic team competition for undergraduate and/or master level students from various academic disciplines. To participate in the challenge, students must form teams of 3
4 participants. All team members must be academically active students in the given academic year.
In the 1st round of the competition, teams are required to submit a 3minute video. For the first 1.5 minutes, students should focus on one economic/financial channel and explain intuitively why central banks and financial regulators should care about climate change. Students should use the remaining 1.5 minutes to provide brief evidence to support the suggested channel. Data evidence is preferred; other forms of evidence are acceptable.
The Bank of Lithuania provides monetary rewards for the winning teams (EUR 3000 for the winner and EUR 1500 for the runner-up). Internship possibilities are available at the Bank of Lithuania and interested partners.
The deadline for registration is 31 March. The deadline for 1st round video submission is the 7 April.
Students interested in participating can find information
here.
More info from LinkedIn

 

Leadership Programme in Circular Economy

For the second year, Medveten Konsumtion and ReGeneration 2030 are running a Leadership Programme in Circular Economy. Open to people age 1630, the programme will span six weeks of part-time online learning and a fully funded in-person workshop day in Helsinki.
Are you ready? Apply before midnight 15th April via
regeneration2030.org/circulents

 

Tartu Student Days are in town from April 22nd until April 30th

The programme of the festival can be found on the official website: studentdays.ee/en. Registration to some of the events is already starting from 28th March, be quick!

21 March – 25 March

Students are welcome to the MOOC Students as Digital Civic Engagers”

We are looking for students who would like to test MOOC course “Students as Digital Civic Engagers“ which is compiled to pass independently and will take place from April 5 to May 5. Participants who have completed the course and provided feedback on the course will receive the University of Tartu Continuing Education Certificate with 1 ECTS. You can get acquainted with the course information and register for the course HERE.

14 March – 18 March

The CEFER Challenge for undergraduate and/or master level students

The Center for Excellence in Finance and Economic Research (CEFER) at the Bank of Lithuania is bringing forth a student challenge event, the CEFER Challenge. This years’ theme focuses on assessing the economic and financial impact of climate change.
Inspired by the Federal Reserve Challenge in the US, the CEFER Challenge is an annual thematic team competition for undergraduate and/or master level students from various academic disciplines. To participate in the challenge, students must form teams of 3
4 participants. All team members must be academically active students in the given academic year.
In the 1st round of the competition, teams are required to submit a 3minute video. For the first 1.5 minutes, students should focus on one economic/financial channel and explain intuitively why central banks and financial regulators should care about climate change. Students should use the remaining 1.5 minutes to provide brief evidence to support the suggested channel. Data evidence is preferred; other forms of evidence are acceptable.
The Bank of Lithuania provides monetary rewards for the winning teams (EUR 3000 for the winner and EUR 1500 for the runner-up). Internship possibilities are available at the Bank of Lithuania and interested partners.
The deadline for registration is 31 March. The deadline for 1st round video submission is the 7 April.
Students interested in participating can find more information
here.

7 March – 11 March

The individual and the community in the ancient world

This year's Enlight/U4 Ancient World Winter School focuses on the individual and/or the group in the ancient world. Target group: PhD students (and advanced master students) in all disciplines dealing with antiquity (ancient history, archaeology, cultural studies, ethnology, philosophy, religion studies, art history, linguistics, literary studies, rhetoric, ancient science etc.).

 

NATO–EU Roundtable 2022

NATO-EU Roundtable 2022 is a multi-disciplinary conference focused on active participation of emerging leaders, young professionals and security experts from all over the world. In 2022, the event will be taking place for the tenth time.
The panel discussions will take place on April 8 at the Park Inn by Radisson Meriton Conference & Spa Hotel Tallinn. The conference's working language is English.
This event is bringing together top-tier panelists from all the levels of NATO and the European Union. The best part of it is that it is happening in real life. We are taking every safety precaution to guarantee your safety while allowing you to meet experts and motivated students in the field.
You can find the full agenda and the list of our distinguished speakers on this page.
Among others we have the Prime Minister – Kaja Kallas, 2 former Foreign Ministers and NATO officials.
Find more info about the event: fienta.com/nato-eu-roundtable-2022

 

Robocode is back!

Robocode is a modern legend in the Estonian programming community. Test yourself against the very best – alone or with a team – from the best schools. Registration is open until 10th of April.

28 February – 4 March

Online Open Doors Week 2022

Online Open Doors Week is going to take place from 28 February - 3 March 2022. During this week, we will introduce our international bachelor's and master's programmes, admission process, and life in Estonia. Apart from the programme presentations, you will have an excellent opportunity to listen to our students' experiences, ask all of your questions, and watch tours around the University of Tartu campus. Full schedule and registration by the following link: ut.ee/opendoors

21 February – 25 February

The Police and Border Guard Board invites recent and soon graduates to the first information session

This three-part information session is your opportunity to learn about your options to stay in Estonia after you complete your academic programme.
The information session will take place on Friday, 4 March 2022 at 10.00 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. and is fully online, via Microsoft Teams video bridge (downloading the programme is not required and one can also join online via web link).
The registration to participate the event is open until 25.02.2022 (incl.). In order to register, kindly send your full name (correct first and last name), citizenship and e-mail address to migrationadvice@politsei.ee. In addition, kindly keep in mind that the number of participants is limited.
NB! Registration is possible only for those who register and log in to the information session with their correct full name. Should you use an abbreviation or a nickname, then it is not possible to join the information session.

 

EIT Health Tartu InfoDay 22.02.2022

EIT Health team inviting all the healthcare innovators, entrepreneurs, researchers, university students and start-ups to join us at the EIT Health Tartu InfoDay 2022 to learn more about the EIT Health Accelerator and RIS Programme opportunities! Register here.

 

AEGEE-Tartu Meeting 28.02.2022

AEGEE-Tartu Meeting on 28 February at 19:00 in Ülikooli 7 (DD Hub). More info from Facebook
AEGEE-Tartu is an international, tolerant and open community of friends. Its current main focus areas are climate emergency, mental health, political activism and social equity.

 

Register to the ISA team event "Finish Your Thesis!"

The ISA (International Student Ambassadors) team is glad to announce upcoming event on March 9th at 16:00. They will help you to finish your writing. In this webinar, they will talk about how you can find the motivation to write your essay, thesis, or any other paper when you are stuck in your room. Check more info from Facebook.

14 February – 18 February

Join the UT mentoring programme!

Until 17 February, you can apply to the mentoring programme of the University of Tartu, in which each student will be paired up with an alumni mentor. In addition to the mentor-mentee meetings, inspirational joint seminars will be held by public speaking coach Harald Lepisk, investor Kristi Saare, music and development coach Sandra Vabarna and others. The seminars will be in Estonian with simultaneous interpretation into English. For more information, see ut.ee/en/mentoringprogramme

 

ENLIGHT Interdisciplinary Proposal-Writing Workshop “Equity and Sustainability”

The goal of the event is to provide a platform for cross-disciplinary collaboration for the ENLIGHT network universities’ researchers. The participants are invited to collectively look for solutions to the challenges indicated by the anchor topic “Equity and Sustainability”. During the event, five labs will be formed, each comprised of two senior researchers and up to seven PhD students. More info here.

 

Join the EIT Manufacturing Doctoral School INFO DAYS (Innovation & Entrepreneurship)

The dates of the events are the following:
15th February: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/262591326727
28th February: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/262616461907

 

Winter School “Artificial intelligence for non-IT students” begins

On 21 February begins University of Tartu Winter School “Artificial intelligence for non-IT students”.
The students will understand the principles of statistical data processing, machine learning techniques, methods of AI deep learning and the ability to create data analytics chains. The students will get an overview of the application of IT in everyday life.

7 February – 11 February

Professor Akihiko Tanaka’s online lecture “The rise of the Indo-Pacific: opportunities for cooperation between Japan and Europe”

University of Tartu and Embassy of Japan in Estonia are pleased to invite you to an online lecture “The rise of the Indo-Pacific: opportunities for cooperation between Japan and Europe” by Professor Akihiko Tanaka on 14 February at 11:00–12:30 (EET).
Professor
Akihiko Tanaka is the President of the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS).
Participation pre-registration is needed. Registration is open until 9 February. Upon registering, you will receive a confirmation email with the link for online participation three days before the event. In case you have questions, please contact the Japanese Embassy at culture@ti.mofa.go.jp. Short feedback questionnaire will be asked to be filled after the event.

 

Registration to the Webinar "How to Become a Ph.D. Student"

Considering to pursue a PhD at the University of Tartu? Have you been scrolling through the programs, but want to hear a bit more from students who are currently in them? The event will be on February 9 from 18.00 to 20.00 and you can find more information about it HERE.

 

Erasmus Student Network Tartu is recruiting new members

Erasmus Student Network (ESN) Tartu is recruiting new members who would be interested in organizing trips and events for Erasmus and international students in Tartu. A lot of fun and unforgettable experiences are guaranteed. Newbie Meeting is taking place online on February 15 at 18.00 at Ülikooli 20-320. You can find more information about ESN Tartu on Facebook, webpage, Instagram or email tartu@esn.ee.

 

International Students Week "Music, Rhythmics and Movement in Inclusive Settings" open for registration

The KPH Wien/Krems is glad to host a students´ mid-week on music, rhythmics and movement in inclusive settings from Tuesday, April 19 to Thursday, April 21, followed by the opportunity for students to join the ETEN Conference on „Human Rights in Education – The Human Right to Education“.

 

Join the UT mentoring programme!

Until 17 February, you can apply to the mentoring programme of the University of Tartu, in which each student will be paired up with an alumni mentor. In addition to the mentor-mentee meetings, inspirational joint seminars will be held by public speaking coach Harald Lepisk, investor Kristi Saare, music and development coach Sandra Vabarna and others. The seminars will be in Estonian with simultaneous interpretation into English. For more information, see ut.ee/en/mentoringprogramme