Useful information

Useful information about different events, workshops, lectures etc.

27 January – 31 January

Creative courses from the University of Tartu Centre for Arts

University of Tartu Centre for Arts is welcoming all international students who can choose among more than 20 courses in the following fields: Visual arts, Music, Multimedia, Dance art, Digital art and Photo.
Find the list our courses from our website. Follow the Centre for Arts in Facebook.
For the first time, there are also seminars by the Professor of Liberal Arts 2019/2020 Prof. Kärt Summatavet for the international community in English. Everyone is welcome to register and participate at the seminar HVVK.14.122 "Creative Inspiration Sources and Memory Landscapes: tradition, inspiration, innovation." 2 ECTS.

Garage48 Arts & Robots 2020

We are inviting you to Garage48 Arts & Robots 2020, a makeathon to combine the physical and digital worlds of technology and arts in prototypes of novel ideas. Come and build a prototype that unites hardware/software engineering with the arts or/and SOFT ROBOTICS.
University of Tartu students will have 15 free passes to Garage48 event using the code UTG48A&R2020 Register here:
https://fienta.com/garage48-arts-robots-2020
WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR
Students, working practitioners and specialists in the fields of hardware engineering, software engineering, mobile and web app development; product design; UI/UX design; the ARTS; material science and chemistry; biology, incl entomology and botany; medicine, rehabilitation, health care; business & marketing
We offer top-notch mentors, materials & equipment for prototyping and all the food you can eatto make your wildest ideas happen!
More info about mentors, agenda and tips for getting ready at our website.
Attend the Facebook event for updates.

20 January – 24 January

Creative courses from the University of Tartu Centre for Arts

University of Tartu Centre for Arts is welcoming all international students who can choose among more than 20 courses in the following fields: Visual arts, Music, Multimedia, Dance art, Digital art and Photo.
Find the list our courses from our website. Follow the Centre for Arts in Facebook.
For the first time, there are also seminars by the Professor of Liberal Arts 2019/2020 Prof. Kärt Summatavet for the international community in English. Everyone is welcome to register and participate at the seminar HVVK.14.122 "Creative Inspiration Sources and Memory Landscapes: tradition, inspiration, innovation." 2 ECTS.

Garage48 Arts & Robots 2020

We are inviting you to Garage48 Arts & Robots 2020, a makeathon to combine the physical and digital worlds of technology and arts in prototypes of novel ideas. Come and build a prototype that unites hardware/software engineering with the arts or/and SOFT ROBOTICS.
University of Tartu students will have 15 free passes to Garage48 event using the code UTG48A&R2020 Register here:
https://fienta.com/garage48-arts-robots-2020
WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR
Students, working practitioners and specialists in the fields of hardware engineering, software engineering, mobile and web app development; product design; UI/UX design; the ARTS; material science and chemistry; biology, incl entomology and botany; medicine, rehabilitation, health care; business & marketing
We offer top-notch mentors, materials & equipment for prototyping and all the food you can eatto make your wildest ideas happen!
More info about mentors, agenda and tips for getting ready at our website.
Attend the Facebook event for updates.

EuroEnviro 2020 in Graz, Austria

EuroEnviro is Europe’s biggest independent congress on environmental issues – organized by students for students. From 20th until 24th of April 2020 it will take place in Graz, Austria focussing on this year’s topic ‘Combating the Climate Crisis - A Systemic Approach’. This year, EuroEnviro has its 25th anniversary and we are celebrating it!
The conference provides a platform for interdisciplinary students from all over Europe to gain deep and multifaceted knowledge about the topic and to exchange visions for a greener future.
For more information check out the attached flyer and
www.euroenviro.org.
Are you ready for shaping a green change?

APPLY NOW & change climate change!
Be quick and apply now! Application deadline 31st of January.

See you in Graz!

The winter games are returning for the fifth time in history!

On 2426 January 2020, the university students' Winter Games will take place at Kääriku Sports Center, which has become the main location for winter games to be held at.
In the course of three days, students will compete against each other in twenty different sports competitions, such as winter swimming and mud wrestling. Additionally, curling will be introduced as a new sport to take part in. Alongside the sports competitions, an entertainment program and themed party will take place. Come join and see for yourself what all the excitement is about!
Gather up a group of friends and
sign up today!
Registration and purchase of tickets can be done through the Fienta payment site. The final ticket sales will end on January 22!
Second round tickets will be sold from December 17 - January 22 for the price of 45.95 €
Starting January 23 up to the day of the event, the ticket will cost 60 €

13 January – 17 January

Is the Future of Europe digital?

It is our pleasure to invite you to take part in a public discussion about Europe’s future with the Vice-President of the European Commission Ms Dubravka Šuica. Climate change and technological progress affect us all. At the meeting, we will discuss how to turn those challenges into opportunities, what Europe could learn from Estonia and what we could learn from other EU member states. We will look into the changes brought by the digital progress and discuss if and how technology can help to improve the opportunities for people to participate in shaping our societies.
The meeting will be held from 16.30 to 18.00 on Thursday, 16 January at the University of Tartu Library (W. Struve 1). The discussion will be moderated by the Head of the European Commission Representation in Estonia Mr Keit Kasemets.
At the beginning of the meeting light snacks, coffee and tea will be offered. The discussion will be held in English with simultaneous interpretation into Estonia. The meeting will be recorded and photographed.
We would kindly ask you to register by Monday, 13 January by sending an e-mail to comm-rep-tll-rsvp@ec.europa.eu.

The Young Leaders’ Forum

The Antall József Knowledge Centre (AJKC) is organising the 5th Young Leaders’ Forum (YLF) of think. BDPST, Hungary’s strategic conference on regional development and the perspectives of research, innovation, and future technologies, to be held on 25-26 March 2020.
Scholarships are available for participants coming from the V4, EU, CE region, and the Western Balkan countries.
Deadline of application: 26 January 2020.
For more information about YLF, please consult website.
The registration is available here

50. St. Gallen Symposium Global Essay Competition

Get the chance to win the St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award and qualify for participation as a Leader of Tomorrow in the world's premier opportunity for intergenerational debates: The St. Gallen Symposium.
The top 100 contributors will be awarded with an all-expenses-covered trip to St. Gallen, Switzerland for the 50th St. Gallen Symposium from May 6th to 8th.

The winter games are returning for the fifth time in history!

On 2426 January 2020, the university students' Winter Games will take place at Kääriku Sports Center, which has become the main location for winter games to be held at.
In the course of three days, students will compete against each other in twenty different sports competitions, such as winter swimming and mud wrestling. Additionally, curling will be introduced as a new sport to take part in. Alongside the sports competitions, an entertainment program and themed party will take place. Come join and see for yourself what all the excitement is about!
Gather up a group of friends and
sign up today!
Registration and purchase of tickets can be done through the Fienta payment site. The final ticket sales will end on January 22!
Second round tickets will be sold from December 17 - January 22 for the price of 45.95 €
Starting January 23 up to the day of the event, the ticket will cost 60 €

6 January – 10 January

Are you going home for the holidays? Help us introduce the University of Tartu in your country

You can carry out a presentation about UT, participate in a study abroad fair or organise your own event at your former university or high school. In return, we can reimburse you 50 EUR worth of travelling costs and give you some university goodies. Plus, you get extra points on your CV when applying to your future job! Contact us via studyinfo@ut.ee and check out our website for more information.

The Warsaw Negotiation Round 2020

It is the eleventh edition of Central Europe’s first and one of the few worldwide international negotiation competitions for students representing leading law and business schools from all over the world.
The event will be held at the most interesting and prestigious locations in the capital of Poland, Warsaw, between 24th and 26th of April 2020.
The enrolment process will be open until January 19th. The final list of accepted participants will be announced on January 27th.
To take part in the competition team is obliged to pay an entry fee of 490 €. Organizers provide food and accommodation during the tournament.
For further information visit webpage: https://warsawnegotiations.com or Facebook page.

The winter games are returning for the fifth time in history!

On 2426 January 2020, the university students' Winter Games will take place at Kääriku Sports Center, which has become the main location for winter games to be held at.
In the course of three days, students will compete against each other in twenty different sports competitions, such as winter swimming and mud wrestling. Additionally, curling will be introduced as a new sport to take part in. Alongside the sports competitions, an entertainment program and themed party will take place. Come join and see for yourself what all the excitement is about!
Gather up a group of friends and
sign up today!
Registration and purchase of tickets can be done through the Fienta payment site. The final ticket sales will end on January 22!
Second round tickets will be sold from December 17 - January 22 for the price of 45.95 €
Starting January 23 up to the day of the event, the ticket will cost 60 €

23 Detsember – 3 January

Are you going home for the holidays? Help us introduce the University of Tartu in your country

You can carry out a presentation about UT, participate in a study abroad fair or organise your own event at your former university or high school. In return, we can reimburse you 50 EUR worth of travelling costs and give you some university goodies. Plus, you get extra points on your CV when applying to your future job! Contact us via studyinfo@ut.ee and check out our website for more information.

Survey: Determinants of shopping tourism development in cities

The survey concerns shopping tourism in cities that is defined as any kind of travel (domestic or foreign) to cities for shopping purposes outside the place of residence (with or without accommodation).
Link to the questionnaire

The winter games are returning for the fifth time in history!

On 2426 January 2020, the university students' Winter Games will take place at Kääriku Sports Center, which has become the main location for winter games to be held at.
In the course of three days, students will compete against each other in twenty different sports competitions, such as winter swimming and mud wrestling. Additionally, curling will be introduced as a new sport to take part in. Alongside the sports competitions, an entertainment program and themed party will take place. Come join and see for yourself what all the excitement is about!
Gather up a group of friends and
sign up today!
Registration and purchase of tickets can be done through the Fienta payment site. The first-round tickets can be purchased until December 16th. The final ticket sales will end on January 22!
Discount tickets will be sold from November 18 - December 16, for the price of 35.95 € (1st round)
Second round tickets will be sold from December 17 - January 22 for the price of 45.95 €
Starting January 23 up to the day of the event, the ticket will cost 60 €.

Startup Day brings Fiverr and Airbnb experience to Tartu

Baltics biggest business festival Startup Day just launched its program of the 2020 festival on January 29-31 in Tartu, Estonia.  This year the festival lasts for 3 days, it has 4 stages and over 40 great seminars and a special day for pre-events. This year, one of the keynote speakers is Andres Schabelman - the VP of Expansion of Fiverr, the world’s largest freelance marketplace. Schabelman is going to share his lessons from Airbnb and Fiverr and how to scale companies (and yourself) with heart. Get your ticket from here! Read more about the speakers from here!

16 December – 20 December

Are you going home for the holidays? Help us introduce the University of Tartu in your country

You can carry out a presentation about UT, participate in a study abroad fair or organise your own event at your former university or high school. In return, we can reimburse you 50 EUR worth of travelling costs and give you some university goodies. Plus, you get extra points on your CV when applying to your future job! Contact us via studyinfo@ut.ee and check out our website for more information.

Survey: Determinants of shopping tourism development in cities

The survey concerns shopping tourism in cities that is defined as any kind of travel (domestic or foreign) to cities for shopping purposes outside the place of residence (with or without accommodation).
Link to the questionnaire

The winter games are returning for the fifth time in history!

On 2426 January 2020, the university students' Winter Games will take place at Kääriku Sports Center, which has become the main location for winter games to be held at.
In the course of three days, students will compete against each other in twenty different sports competitions, such as winter swimming and mud wrestling. Additionally, curling will be introduced as a new sport to take part in. Alongside the sports competitions, an entertainment program and themed party will take place. Come join and see for yourself what all the excitement is about!
Gather up a group of friends and
sign up today!
Registration and purchase of tickets can be done through the Fienta payment site. The first-round tickets can be purchased until December 16th. The final ticket sales will end on January 22!
Discount tickets will be sold from November 18 - December 16, for the price of 35.95 € (1st round)
Second round tickets will be sold from December 17 - January 22 for the price of 45.95 €
Starting January 23 up to the day of the event, the ticket will cost 60 €.

sTARTUp Day and Tehnopol are inviting you to the Tehnopol Corporate Challenge Hackathon on 29–30 January!

Hackathon is a design sprint-like event in which people from all walks of life come together to work on a project. The goal is to create a working prototype by the end of the event.
Doesn't matter if you are a designer, developer, marketer, engineer, or student from any field – your skills will come in handy.
Since the challenges are presented by real companies, you might be building a solution for your next employer!
Attend if you are:
Passionate about solving problems;
Ready to put your skills to the test;
Yearning to build a working prototype in only two days;
Excited to experience the amazing energy during the event;
Willing to pitch on a stage and win awesome prizes from the companies.
Learn more and register here:
http://startupday.ee/program/hackathon
Attend the Facebook event

9 December – 13 December

Business and Project Ideas Competition Kaleidoskoop

We are inviting all student teams to participate in the pre-selection round of Kaleidoskoop, the biggest business ideas competition in South Estonia, which is held on 12 December in SPARK HUB. Registration is open until midnight on 9 December on the University of Tartu’s Startup Lab webpage.
TOP 10 will compete for awards like:

Financial award from Tartu City Government
Tickets to TechCill business festival
Special awards form sTARTUp Lab
Register your idea: http://startuplab.ut.ee/calendar/kaleidoskoop-pre-selection-autumn-2019
Facebook event.

The winter games are returning for the fifth time in history!

On 2426 January 2020, the university students' Winter Games will take place at Kääriku Sports Center, which has become the main location for winter games to be held at.
In the course of three days, students will compete against each other in twenty different sports competitions, such as winter swimming and mud wrestling. Additionally, curling will be introduced as a new sport to take part in. Alongside the sports competitions, an entertainment program and themed party will take place. Come join and see for yourself what all the excitement is about!
Gather up a group of friends and
sign up today!
Registration and purchase of tickets can be done through the Fienta payment site. The first-round tickets can be purchased until December 16th. The final ticket sales will end on January 22!
Discount tickets will be sold from November 18 - December 16, for the price of 35.95 € (1st round)
Second round tickets will be sold from December 17 - January 22 for the price of 45.95 €
Starting January 23 up to the day of the event, the ticket will cost 60 €.

2 December – 6 December

Hult Prize University of Tartu - On Campus Pitching Event (2020 Hult Prize Challenge)

On December 7 takes place On-Campus Pitching Event at Nooruse 1, Tartu. Read more and register.

Pitching Training 05.12.2019

What kind of mistakes to avoid, how to stand on the stage, how to deal with stage fright and how to leave a memorable impression to listeners? Gleb Maltsev is one of the top pitching trainers in Estonia and he will give you the answers! He will help you practice pitching with a natural voice and intonation, design a pitch, practice it.
Gleb listens to around 900 speeches a year ranging from a 60-second pitch to a 45-minute keynote. He’s trained presenters for industry-wide pitching showcases such as Slush, Latitude59, TechChill and LOGIN. Every year he works with executives from almost every industry that would make the world a bit better, or at least have a shot at doing so.
More info and registration: http://startuplab.ut.ee/calendar/pitching-training-autumn-2019

The winter games are returning for the fifth time in history!

On 2426 January 2020, the university students' Winter Games will take place at Kääriku Sports Center, which has become the main location for winter games to be held at.
In the course of three days, students will compete against each other in twenty different sports competitions, such as winter swimming and mud wrestling. Additionally, curling will be introduced as a new sport to take part in. Alongside the sports competitions, an entertainment program and themed party will take place. Come join and see for yourself what all the excitement is about!
Gather up a group of friends and
sign up today!
Registration and purchase of tickets can be done through the Fienta payment site. The first-round tickets can be purchased until December 16th. The final ticket sales will end on January 22!
Discount tickets will be sold from November 18 - December 16, for the price of 35.95 € (1st round)
Second round tickets will be sold from December 17 - January 22 for the price of 45.95 €
Starting January 23 up to the day of the event, the ticket will cost 60 €.

The media outlet Lossi 36

Discover www.lossi36.com, a student-led media initiative providing accessible and reliable coverage of Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, the Caucasus, and Central Asia.
The website features a wide range of news reports, political analyses, historical surveys, photo essays, and interviews from graduate students, professional journalists, Fulbright scholars, and NGO staffers.

25 November – 29 November

Hult Prize University of Tartu - On Campus Pitching Event (2020 Hult Prize Challenge)

On December 7 takes place On-Campus Pitching Event at Nooruse 1, Tartu. Read more and register.

Survey: Foreign students in Tartu

Hello! My name is Karmen Konnapere and I am writing a research paper about people's attitude towards foreign students in Tallinn and Tartu. This questionnaire is meant for foreign students in Tartu. I would be very grateful if you could take around 5 minutes from your day to help me with my research. All the information gathered will be anonymous and only used for this research.
Thank you in advance!

Link to the questionnaire

Financial and Legal Aspects of a Startup workshop 28.11.2019

In this sTARTUp Lab workshop, students can learn about financial issues with Nevercode founder Triin Kask and about legal issues with Kristina Viznovitš from Law Firm LMP.
The event is free and open for everybody.

More info and registration: http://startuplab.ut.ee/calendar/financial-and-legal-aspects-of-a-startup-autumn-2019
Facebook event

18 November – 22 November

Survey: Foreign students in Tartu

Hello! My name is Karmen Konnapere and I am writing a research paper about people's attitude towards foreign students in Tallinn and Tartu. This questionnaire is meant for foreign students in Tartu. I would be very grateful if you could take around 5 minutes from your day to help me with my research. All the information gathered will be anonymous and only used for this research.
Thank you in advance!

Link to the questionnaire

Support our teaching stuff

You are welcome to attend UT student council teaching stuff support event on November 20 at 10.30, Peeter Põllu park (near Ministry of Education and Research, Munga 18, Tartu). More info from Facebook event.

Open lectures “Inspiration and Innovation. Key to Estonian Oral Tradition and Folk Culture” 20 November and 27 November

The University of Tartu Centre for Arts invites you to join two seminars titled “Inspiration and Innovation. Key to Estonian Oral Tradition and Folk Culture” by Kärt Summatavet.
The seminars take place on two consecutive Wednesdays, 20 November and 27 November 16:15-18:00 at Ülikooli St. 16 room 212 in Tartu. The seminars are in English.
The professor of Liberal Arts Kärt Summatavet is a well-known Estonian artist, designer, researcher and innovator who has held seminars and workshops in Estonia, Finland, UK, China and the Nertherlands.
The seminars introduce some hidden landscapes of Estonia and explain, how the harsh climate has formed a unique combination of universal human experience and Nordic culture embedded in people’s minds, customs, work ethic and handicraft tradition. The professor also talks about how tradition inspires contemporary lifestyle in order to create innovative solutions for the future.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

Marketing Workshop 21.11.2019

During the workshop, we'll take a look at the vast landscape of paid and free marketing channels that are available for a start-up to scale its business. With limited resources in terms of both budget and people, we'll try and figure out what marketing strategy fits your product the best and how to focus on getting traction as quickly as possible.
Workshop is led by Mattias Liivak. Mattias is the head of Marketing & PR at
Fortumo. Over the past 7 years, he has been helping Fortumo grow its share in the mobile payments market, where Fortumo's customers include Google, Spotify and Amazon.
More info and registration:
http://startuplab.ut.ee/calendar/marketing-autumn-2019

11 November – 15 November

University of Tartu Inspirational Day 2020

University of Tartu Inspirational Day is first time event that takes place on the 20th of February 2020 in University of Tartu Library. For a better outcome please fill in the application form below.

Open lectures “Inspiration and Innovation. Key to Estonian Oral Tradition and Folk Culture” 20 November and 27 November

The University of Tartu Centre for Arts invites you to join two seminars titled “Inspiration and Innovation. Key to Estonian Oral Tradition and Folk Culture” by Kärt Summatavet.
The seminars take place on two consecutive Wednesdays, 20 November and 27 November 16:15-18:00 at Ülikooli St. 16 room 212 in Tartu. The seminars are in English.
The professor of Liberal Arts Kärt Summatavet is a well-known Estonian artist, designer, researcher and innovator who has held seminars and workshops in Estonia, Finland, UK, China and the Nertherlands.
The seminars introduce some hidden landscapes of Estonia and explain, how the harsh climate has formed a unique combination of universal human experience and Nordic culture embedded in people’s minds, customs, work ethic and handicraft tradition. The professor also talks about how tradition inspires contemporary lifestyle in order to create innovative solutions for the future.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

University of Tartu students share experience of traineeship abroad

University of Tartu students who have completed traineeship abroad with the support of Erasmus+ programme share their experience in the blog and encourage other students to also participate in the programme.
The Erasmus+ traineeship programme offers an opportunity for students to complete traineeship in the member states of the European Union or other countries participating in the programme. Traineeship abroad provides students with international work experience, which in turn gives them a competitive advantage in the labour market.
The students sharing their experience in the blog recommend traineeship outside Estonia because it is a useful to see how work is organised in enterprises in other countries and to use knowledge obtained at the university in an actual working environment in a different cultural space. The Erasmus traineeship website helps you find a suitable traineeship place but also programme directors or supervisors of curricular traineeship can recommend one.
Read the traineeship blog and use the opportunities Erasmus offers for traineeship abroad. The next deadline to apply for Erasmus+ traineeship grant is 15 November.
Read further at
ut.ee/en/erasmustraineeship

PÖFF Tartu invites students to the cinema!

The Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) is an A-category film festival that takes place for the 23rd time!
PÖFF 23 will also reach the city of good thoughts. Within two weeks, approximately 100 films from 4 competition programmes will be screened in the cinema halls of the Tartu Electric Theater and the Athena Center. To relieve the pain caused by the dark November evenings and the upcoming exams, the film festival programme features a pearl for every film lover. In addition to the film programme, there are numerous special events that will bring excitement and warmth to the stormy autumn evenings.
Upcoming special events:
Grand Opening of PÖFF Tartu – takes place on November 15 in the cinema hall of Athena Center (Küütri 1) and the opening film is “Honeyland” by Ljubomir Stefanov and Tamara Kotevska

Night Cinema | PÖFF Shorts – For the second time in Tartu, the cosy atmosphere of Club of Different Rooms offers you a unique experience, where short films are shown from late night to early morning. In a programme that fuels and recharges, you will find Vitamin Pill comedies, music and dance films, short horror stories and a lot of madness.
Tickets and additional information:
https://poff.ee/en/

Support our teaching stuff

You are welcome to attend UT student council teaching stuff support event on November 20 at 10.30, Peeter Põllu park (near Ministry of Education and Research, Munga 18, Tartu). More info from Facebook event.

4 November – 8 November

Open Access – Plans and Choices

University of Tartu Library and the Estonian DataCite Consortium will hold an international seminar “Open Access – Plans and Choices” at the UT Library Conference Hall (1, W. Struve St.) on 6 November.
The purpose of this event is to continue the discussion between researchers, funders and publishers of research about the latest developments in the Open Access-related regulations and the Plan S initiative, to talk about the accessibility of research information in Estonia and to highlight the best practices in the application of Open Access principles.
Programme and registration to the seminar: http://utlib.ut.ee/en/open-access-plans-and-choices

Public lecture "Humanization of Economy" by Professor René Kemp

The Institute of Social Sciences is hosting a guest lecture by Professor René Kemp. He is well-known for his work on strategic niche management, sociotechnical regime shifts and transition management. He has a background in (environmental) economics and innovation studies and is a self-taught expert on the sociology of knowledge, public policy and political economy.
Professor Kemp will give a lecture "Humanization of Economy" on November 7 at 16:15 (Lossi 36
215).
We kindly ask everyone to register for this event:
https://forms.gle/ZdTDUZusABW8i1bu5
More info from Facebook event.
The visit is organised in cooperation with SEB bank.

Product and service design workshop 07.11.2019

sTARTUp Lab’s product and service design workshop with an expert on this field Markko Karu.
In the workshop, we will examine the tools used in the design process and feature prioritization that will help you to focus on delivering value, not just building stuff. User-centered development and design thinking are methods to find out what companies should focus on and how to find out what their customers appreciate.
Who is
Markko Karu? In the past 25 years has Markko consulted hundreds of organizations with design, communication and product/service development issues, co-founded few creative companies and several startups and acted as a spokesperson for the Estonian design industry.
More info and Register: http://startuplab.ut.ee/calendar/product-and-service-design-autumns-2019

28 October – 1 November

Bioinnovation days 2019

BioInnovation Days 2019 from 1-2 of November is an international hackathon devoted to finding innovative solutions in the fields of BIOeconomy, BIOtechnology and BIOmedicine. Register your participation here: https://bit.ly/33oZctH
NB! All student participants will have the opportunity to receive 2 ECTS for optional course From Idea to Business Plan
More info from Facebook event.

sTARTUp Day is looking for volunteers

From 29th to 31st of January Tartu becomes magical business wonderland. sTARTUp Day is here once more. We need you, behind-the-scenes wizards, to help us with the preparations at the venue, assisting our visitors and speakers, doing crazy stuff at youth area or doing the easiest tasks with most inspiring people you’ll ever get to know. There’s something for everybody to do. Check out more about the tasks here. Don’t miss your chance to be part of sTARTUp Day 2020 family. Apply now by filling out this form!

Call for participants: gender and sexual harassment in higher education

Estonian Federation of Student Union (https://eyl.ee/en/) in looking for students to participate in the focus group interviews for a research project studying gender and sexual harassment in universities. Interviews are conducted in November 2019. All your answers are anonymous and confidential and in the final report interviews are not referred by identifiable characteristics. The general attitudes and the ways how to prevent harassment and deal with the complaints in universities are discussed in the focus group. If you have an interest in participating in the study or for further questions please contact the head of the study team Mrs Ehti Järv (ehti.jarv@gmail.com, 5804 7706).

Tele2 hot offer for students

How about getting more data for less money and without any binding contracts ? Sounds nice ? With Tele2’s prepaid data bucket, you’ll get.

14 October – 18 October

"Transformative process model of climate change education. What it does mean in education?" by Ilkka Ratinen

A seminar "Transformative process model of climate change education. What it does mean in education?“ will take place on the 18th November at 16:15-18.00 in Tartu at Uppsala 10-148. The seminar will be carried out by Ilkka Ratinen who is adjunct professor of science education in University of Jyväskylä.
Ilkka Ratinen has written about his seminar:
In seminar I’ll discuss with doctoral student about transformative education especially intentionally climate education.
Welcome to discuss about climate change mitigation objectives and our possibilities in education to tackle climate change. What we can do in educational research for answering that challenging situation?
You can register here until 10th November.

The International Student Congress Of (bio)Medical Sciences (ISCOMS) in Groningen, the Netherlands

The 27th edition of ISCOMS will take place from the 2nd until the 6th of June 2020 at the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG).
We would therefore like to inform you of the opening of the abstract submission period of
ISCOMS 2020. The abstract submission will open on the 21th of October 2020 until the 30th of January 2020.
For any questions, please do not hesitate to send us an email at iscoms@umcg.nl. Also, feel free
to visit our website www.iscoms.com for more information about ISCOMS.

7 October – 11 October

Tartu International Choir is looking for new members

If you love music and want to join a brand new multicultural choir, please come to Tartu Mart Reiniku Kool (Vanemuise 48) on Wednesday 9th of October at 18.00 (6pm) to learn more. No prior experience in choirs is necessary!

10.10.19 Pitching ABC workshop – 15.0019.30 SPARK HUB (Narva mnt 3)

In this workshop, participants gain basic knowledge and skills of storytelling and pitching. You will learn how to best represent your product, service, what mistakes to avoid, how to stand on the stage, how to deal with stage fright and how to leave a memorable impression to different groups of listeners.
The workshop is led by Harlad Lepisk.

Registration: http://startuplab.ut.ee/calendar/pitching-abc-autumn-2019
Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/429585324577485
The event is funded by the European Social Fund.

30 September – 4 October

Student accommodation survey by SANI

SANI is a student team creating an App for housing accommodation in our city of Tartu, we ask for your input by completing our short survey (Round 2).
We are students who are seeking your assistance with our survey on student accommodation. We are creating an App that will assist all students with seeking housing in our friendly student city of Tartu. Please note that your identity will be protected and the data we gather will be used to guide us in addressing the needs we have as students and also for focus groups. Our ultimate goal is to make student accommodation within the city an easy student-friendly process.
We would like to take a moment to express our gratitude and thank all the participants who shared their input with us in the 1st round of SANI's survey a few months ago. SANI is looking forward to getting more inputs for the new academic year.
Please fill our survey, thank you for your time and consideration.

Enefit Idea Hub – The Pitch comes again!

Get ready, your idea can change the world! Idea submission deadline 31.10.2019. Pirze fund 30 000 €. More info from Facebook event.

Business Modle Canvas 03.10.2019

In the second sTARTUp Lab seminar of STARTER programme participants gain knowledge and skills on how to create a Business Model Canvas and use it throughout the idea development process.

Vabamu launches ‘Revolutions That Led to Freedom’ film nights FOR FREE

A new series of film nights will kick off at Vabamu (Toompea 8, Tallinn) on 1 October, focusing on the political and social upheaval in Central and Eastern Europe 30 years ago that led to the collapse of the Communist regimes that had ruled for half a century and to an ever more successful wave of European democratisation. For more detailed information about the films, see HERE.

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.

23 September – 27 September

Student accommodation survey by SANI

SANI is a student team creating an App for housing accommodation in our city of Tartu, we ask for your input by completing our short survey (Round 2).
We are students who are seeking your assistance with our survey on student accommodation. We are creating an App that will assist all students with seeking housing in our friendly student city of Tartu. Please note that your identity will be protected and the data we gather will be used to guide us in addressing the needs we have as students and also for focus groups. Our ultimate goal is to make student accommodation within the city an easy student-friendly process.
We would like to take a moment to express our gratitude and thank all the participants who shared their input with us in the 1st round of SANI's survey a few months ago. SANI is looking forward to getting more inputs for the new academic year.
Please fill our survey, thank you for your time and consideration.

Join sTARTUp Lab free business development programme STARTER!

On 26th of September UT sTARTUp Lab is organizing an Idea Hackathon that starts a new semester of business ideas incubation programme STARTERtartu.
How to generate ideas, how to recognize good ideas and what to do with an idea? Come to Idea hackathon to find new ideas and turn them into reality!
If you have an idea that could change the world we will help you to develop and test the idea, find teammates, take first steps and bring your idea to life!
If you don't have an idea then you can find the idea that interests you from the hackathon! Simply show up, listen to different pitches and join the team that you like the best!
The idea doesn't need to be a startup idea, it can be a project or NGO idea as well!

The event is free and in English, but please register before on sTARTUp Lab's webpage! http://startuplab.ut.ee/calendar/idea-hackathon-2019

Call for participants

Estonian Federation of Student Union in looking for students to participate in the interviews for a research project studying gender and sexual harassment in universities. Interviews are conducted in Tallinn and Tartu from October till November 2019. If you have an interest in participating in the study, please register in the following form: https://forms.gle/3ju3xi5dUSSvBGXT6. For further questions please contact the head of the study team Mrs Ehti Järv (ehti.jarv@gmail.com, 5804 7706).

16 September – 20 September

Student accommodation survey by SANI

SANI is a student team creating an App for housing accommodation in our city of Tartu, we ask for your input by completing our short survey (Round 2).
We are students who are seeking your assistance with our survey on student accommodation. We are creating an App that will assist all students with seeking housing in our friendly student city of Tartu. Please note that your identity will be protected and the data we gather will be used to guide us in addressing the needs we have as students and also for focus groups. Our ultimate goal is to make student accommodation within the city an easy student-friendly process.
We would like to take a moment to express our gratitude and thank all the participants who shared their input with us in the 1st round of SANI's survey a few months ago. SANI is looking forward to getting more inputs for the new academic year.
Please fill our survey, thank you for your time and consideration.

Tartu Student Days will begin today!

 

K-24, Student’s Adventure and Pit Stop: Forest are a few of the many events happening next week. On Thursday, the 19th of September the Freshmen Initiation will take place on Toome Hill. Programme of the festival can be found on the official website: https://studentdays.ee/en/

Mini-hackathon of crazy ideas / Tartu Student Days 18.09.2019

sTARTUp Day and sTARTUp Lab are organizing mini-hackathon of crazy ideas. Come and take part of this event if you have crazy ideas that seem impossible to implement? Or do you have no ideas and are wondering how to find them? We’ll take on all the fun, weird, and crazy ideas and generate opportunities to put them into practice within 90 minutes.
Pre-registration:
www.startupday.ee/fun

Hult prize at UniTartu

The Hult Prize named "Nobel Prize for Students", in partnership with the United Nations, is the world’s biggest engine for the launch of for-good, for-profit startups emerging from university students all over the world. Global winning prize is $1 million. This is the first time this will be happening in University of Tartu and by extension, the first time in Estonia.
Hult Prize at University of Tartu is currently accepting applications to join the On Campus program organizing team. Main tasks will be completed by December 2019. You can apply using the link below: https://cutt.ly/hultprizeunitartu_joinus

 

Baltic and Baltic German musical history seminar for students

 

Foundation Domus Dorpatensis and the Baltic German Youth Office organise a seminar for students from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia and Germany - and there are still free places! The topic of the seminar is Baltic and Baltic German musical history. The seminar takes place on 17-20 October in Tartu, the working language is German. More information about the seminar and the application: https://www.dbjw.deutsch-balten.de/spstartu19 Application deadline is 18 September!

 

Join high-level conference on challenges of information society

 

Like many countries in Europe, Japan faces the challenges to adjust to global trends, but, at the same time, to retain its unique culture and identity in the changing world of the 21st century. 25-26 of September high-level conference/doctoral school titled the challenges of information society: a Japanese perspective seeks to strengthen and expand the dialogue between Japan and Estonia/ Europe and discuss the contemporary societal challenges and solutions with experts from and on Japan. Read more

9 September – 13 September

UT Library organizes welcome tours for first year students!

Dear first year student! UT Library wishes you a good new academic year and successful studies at the University of Tartu! We welcome you to our recently renovated spacious reading rooms and encourage you to use all our services to help you in your studies, and to find a pleasant space for meeting with your friends.
You can register as a library user on our webpage or at the information desk in the lobby of the library. Having been granted the user rights, you can all at once start to borrow books from our reading rooms and open stacks.
To give you a better overview of the library and its services, we offer guided tours for first year students from Monday to Friday in the first two weeks of September. The tours in Estonian will start at 10, 12, 14 and 16, tours in English and Russian at 10 and 16, and tours in Finnish at 16. You are very welcome to join a tour! Tour guides will wait for you at the information desk in the first floor lobby.
Additional information and contacts are available on our webpage.

It’s contest time: Share your Tartu moments

Do you enjoy writing, taking photos, or making videos? Take part in our contest for international students! The deadline is 15 September. See the rules: http://blog.ut.ee.

(Be More) Student Fair 2019

Are you a freshman who has just arrived in Tartu and you are looking for a fun way to spend your free time? Or have you already studied for a few years but you feel like something is missing? The answer to these questions is OLE ROHKEM. (Be More) Student Fair 2019, which gives you a unique opportunity to see what the student life in Tartu can really offer you. See you on the 11th of September at the Tartu Town Hall Square!

Garage48 Cyber Security Hackathon from 11-13 of October @ University of Tartu! Read more and register.

Student accommodation survey by SANI

SANI is a student team creating an App for housing accommodation in our city of Tartu, we ask for your input by completing our short survey (Round 2).
We are students who are seeking your assistance with our survey on student accommodation. We are creating an App that will assist all students with seeking housing in our friendly student city of Tartu. Please note that your identity will be protected and the data we gather will be used to guide us in addressing the needs we have as students and also for focus groups. Our ultimate goal is to make student accommodation within the city an easy student-friendly process.
We would like to take a moment to express our gratitude and thank all the participants who shared their input with us in the 1st round of SANI's survey a few months ago. SANI is looking forward to getting more inputs for the new academic year.
Please fill our survey, thank you for your time and consideration.

2 September – 6 September

UT Library organizes welcome tours for first year students!

Dear first year student! UT Library wishes you a good new academic year and successful studies at the University of Tartu! We welcome you to our recently renovated spacious reading rooms and encourage you to use all our services to help you in your studies, and to find a pleasant space for meeting with your friends.
You can register as a library user on our
webpage or at the information desk in the lobby of the library. Having been granted the user rights, you can all at once start to borrow books from our reading rooms and open stacks.
To give you a better overview of the library and its services, we offer guided tours for first year students from Monday to Friday in the first two weeks of September. The tours in Estonian will start at 10, 12, 14 and 16, tours in English and Russian at 10 and 16, and tours in Finnish at 16. You are very welcome to join a tour! Tour guides will wait for you at the information desk in the first floor lobby.
Additional information and contacts are available on our
webpage.

University of Tartu Centre for Arts is welcoming all international students!

Choose yourself a course from 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.

Students invited to participate in crowd scene for TV programme on Estonia’s national university

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Estonia’s National University, ETV will produce and air a TV programme "The Century of Estonia’s National University". Therefore, the Estonian Public Broadcasting asks students to participate in the most difficult part of the show: in a crowd scene with 800 people which will be recorded in front of the main building on 2 September at 19:00. Why 800? It is estimated that just as many Estonians had higher education in 1919. Let us pay homage to these people!
To participate please register at https://forms.gle/nnfkzaHxuqcLjD7a6

Join the International Student Ambassadors of UT!

Are you an international degree student? Are you active and enjoy extracurricular activities? If you want to share your experience with the 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 and UT international student community in Estonia.
You will get an opportunity to lead your own projects and participate in cool motivational events and training. At the end of your studies, you will receive a certificate signed by the Rector and recommendation letter from the Marketing Office. It is a great opportunity to develop your project management skills
and improve your CV.
Do not hesitate and submit your online application before September 8, 2019.Visit our website: isa.ut.ee
Contact us: isa.tartu@gmail.com

26 August – 30 August

University of Tartu Centre for Arts is welcoming all international students!

Choose yourself a course from 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.
All international students are welcome to our
Open Doors Day an Workshops on Aug 30 at 3:00-5:00 PM to get to know the centre. Pre-registration for the workshops is needed as we can only host limited no of students.

Students invited to participate in crowd scene for TV programme on Estonia’s national university

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Estonia’s National University, ETV will produce and air a TV programme "The Century of Estonia’s National University". Therefore, the Estonian Public Broadcasting asks students to participate in the most difficult part of the show: in a crowd scene with 800 people which will be recorded in front of the main building on 2 September at 19:00. Why 800? It is estimated that just as many Estonians had higher education in 1919. Let us pay homage to these people!
To participate please register at https://forms.gle/nnfkzaHxuqcLjD7a6