Useful information

Useful information about different events, workshops, lectures etc.

12 October – 23 October

Explore the city of Tartu and the university during Orienteering Week

The university invites all students and their families to city orienteering in Tartu from 19 to 25 October. Do you know the buildings and sites connected with the university? Do you know what was in these places in the past? Grab a map and find out! Read more and here.

 

#ErasmusDays: Tartu through my camera

We hope that you are doing well and enjoying colorful autumn in Estonia!
Would you like to share your experiences of Tartu through photos with others? It is a perfect moment to win a
UT hoodie!
Bring your Tartu impressions to life with the 2020
pan-Europe #ErasmusDays event and help the University of Tartu to promote Tartu and the University for the future Erasmus students.
Post your best Tartu images during the period 1018 October to Instagram or Facebook with both tags #unitartustudyabroad  and #erasmusdays.
You can post photos of anything you choose as the best characteristics of Tartu and the university. There is no restriction as to when the entered photo(s) was actually taken. You may already have a winning photo in your phone or camera, just share it!
By posting your photo(s), you grant permission for UT to publish, disseminate and use the photo in one or many publications without monetary compensation and without a written agreement. Make sure your FB/Instagram account is public! Three randomly picked participants get a UT hoody.
UT hoodie winners will be chosen randomly by Study Abroad Centre.

 

The Culture Course “Live the Lives of Estonians“ is starting again!

The Educational Centre of the Estonian National Museum invites people who are living in Estonia, but are unfamiliar with the culture and traditions of Estonia, to participate in the free course about Estonian culture.
Five study days and five study visits take the participants on a journey, where the history of Estonia, as well as the cultural symbols, language, nature, habits, and traditions are discussed. The interactive manner of the course allows the participants to share with others, what experiences they have gained moving between the cultures, what is easy and what is challenging. In addition to gaining knowledge about the culture, this course enables people to widen their networks, find new friends, discover interesting places in Tartu, and also join the special interest clubs. The course is interactive and dynamic.
This free course is provided in the support language of English or Russian. The course will take place from the end of October until the middle of November. The participants, who have been involved in at least 80% of the course events, will receive a certificate.

Additional information and registration link.

 

sTARTUp Day is looking for volunteers

 

From 27th to 29st of January Tartu becomes an outstanding business meet up place. sTARTUp Day is here celebrating our 5th anniversary as a business festival. For three crazy days, the city of good thoughts is going to be taken over by inspiring people and entrepreneurs from all over the world. We need your help to make sTARTUp Day a successful festival!
We are looking for behind-the-scenes wizards who can help us with the preparations at the venue, assisting our speakers and visitors or helping with little tasks with the coolest people you’ll ever get to know. We will find something for everybody to do. Check out more about the tasks 
here.
Don’t miss your chance to be part of sTARTUp Day 2021 family. Apply now by filling out this
form! Applications are open until  27th November.
See you @sTARTUp Day!

 

JOIN University of Tartu Fitness Club BODYPUMP class led in English Sundays 1 pm

One time pass 5.50 € or a 10 time pass 32 € (valid for 60 days). More information how to register and book the class: https://fitness.ut.ee/in-english/
BODYPUMP is a barbell workout designed to get you lean, toned and fit. Set to music, you will perform high repetitions with light to medium weights, to increase muscle strength and work out all the major muscle groups. Instructor is BODYPUMP licenced Annina Bergmann.

5 October – 9 October

Free web-based course: Autonomous Women: Pressures from Liberalism and Feminism

This course has two aims. Firstly, it provides the participants with an introduction to two methods for studying concepts. Secondly, the course provides an introduction to the some of the philosophical debates that arise when trying to understand the specific concept of autonomy. Although the word "autonomy" is unusual, the concept is commonly used by one's peers and by the state to determine how one lives. Consequently, how it is properly defined has significant political consequences. Register on webpage.

 

EIT Manufacturing Winter School

If you are a PhD researcher and you want to boost your abilities and competencies in advanced tools for the design, implementation, organization, quality assessment and improvement of intelligent manufacturing systems, you can participate to the 2020 Winter School of the EIT Manufacturing (EITM) Doctoral School, focused on Data Driven Smart Manufacturing and Innovation (D2SMI). Applications are open till the 12th of October 2020 23:59 CET. University of Tartu is a partner and regional centre of EIT Manufacturing. Read more and apply here.

 

Student discount for sTARTUp Day 2021!

We are inviting you to sTARTUp Day 2021, the biggest and the most awesome business festival in the Baltics – and to make it more affordable, we have created a special discount for all students!
This year, we’re doing things a bit differently. Instead of one program divided between two days, we will have three separate programs for each day. A limited student ticket gives you access to the Powering Inspiration program on January 29, including the stage program, seminars program, demo area, matchmaking, inspirational side events and the official networking party. You'll also be able to enjoy a live stream of all of the sTARTUp Day stage programs on January 27–29.
sTARTUp Day takes place on 27-29 January 2021 in Tartu (just two hours from Tallinn). It comprises three festivals with a marvelous stage program, effective matchmaking, hands-on seminars, exhibition area full of innovation and vibrant side events. The inspirational-educational program consists of various topics – from marketing to space tech, fundraising to the smart city, artificial intelligence to the creative economy.
For students, we have a limited amount of 49 € tickets on sale at fienta.com/startupday. Make sure to use the code STUDENTHERO to access your special ticket. You can insert the code by clicking on the yellow “Have a discount code?” button beneath all the ticket types.
Leading up to the event, we have tons of side events going on and to make it easy, we have gathered all of the information you may need at startupday.ee/students.
See you in January!
Questions: info@startupday.ee. Speakers & more info: startupday.ee.
 

JOIN University of Tartu Fitness Club BODYPUMP class led in English Sundays 1 pm

One time pass 5.50 € or a 10 time pass 32 € (valid for 60 days). More information how to register and book the class: https://fitness.ut.ee/in-english/
BODYPUMP is a barbell workout designed to get you lean, toned and fit. Set to music, you will perform high repetitions with light to medium weights, to increase muscle strength and work out all the major muscle groups. Instructor is BODYPUMP licenced Annina Bergmann.

28 September – 2 October

Opening Minds and Digital Collections: Digital Humanities Seminar

On the 30th of September starting at 1 pm, a seminar RDA Estonia National Event Opening Minds and Digital Collections: Digital Humanities Seminar. The online seminar aims to strengthen the connection between arts and humanities researchers and digital practices, using open resources of cultural heritage (libraries, archives, repositories, etc.) as the main example. The event will be held at the UT Library's (W. Struve 1, Tartu) Äksi seminar room on the 3rd floor and online as a Zoom meeting. Program and registration: HERE.

 

Friday Night Run x Púr Múdd

On the 2nd of October, a chill Friday Night Run with a live concert takes place in the heart of Tartu!
The 4 km track takes the participants to the legendary places: Town Hall, Tartu University main building, Toome Hill, Angel’s Bridge.
P.S. Limited number of tickets! More information about Friday Night Run (incl. course map) and registration HERE.
Facebook event HERE.

 

JOIN University of Tartu Fitness Club BODYPUMP class led in English Sundays 1 pm

One time pass 5.50 € or a 10 time pass 32 € (valid for 60 days). More information how to register and book the class: https://fitness.ut.ee/in-english/
BODYPUMP is a barbell workout designed to get you lean, toned and fit. Set to music, you will perform high repetitions with light to medium weights, to increase muscle strength and work out all the major muscle groups. Instructor is BODYPUMP licenced Annina Bergmann.

 

The book “Birding Estonia” is now revised and updated

The first comprehensive guide to birdwatching in Estonia is now revised and updated (as of September 2020). The book “Birding Estonia” provides information on the best birding sites across Estonia and the best times to visit, as well as including advice for finding northern and eastern specialities. Order Your copy from Kristostomus or connect to authors.

21 September – 25 September

Tartu Student Days are in town this week!

During the week, many cultural, musical, active and entertaining events will be held.
Come and show your designer skills at Fashion Passion or have fun with your friends at Cart Rally! On Wednesday at 7PM the Freshmen Initiation will take place at Raekoja Plats!
Programme of the festival can be found on the official website:
https://studentdays.ee/en/

 

Let’s learn Estonian!

From 21–27 September 2020, the Second Worldwide Estonian Learning Week will take place. Come learn or teach the beautiful Estonian language with us!

 

Free web-based course: Autonomous Women: Pressures from Liberalism and Feminism

This course has two aims. Firstly, it provides the participants with an introduction to two methods for studying concepts. Secondly, the course provides an introduction to the some of the philosophical debates that arise when trying to understand the specific concept of autonomy. Although the word "autonomy" is unusual, the concept is commonly used by one's peers and by the state to determine how one lives. Consequently, how it is properly defined has significant political consequences. Register on webpage.

 

JOIN University of Tartu Fitness Club BODYPUMP class led in English Sundays 1 pm

One time pass 5.50 € or a 10 time pass 32 € (valid for 60 days). More information how to register and book the class: https://fitness.ut.ee/in-english/
BODYPUMP is a barbell workout designed to get you lean, toned and fit. Set to music, you will perform high repetitions with light to medium weights, to increase muscle strength and work out all the major muscle groups. Instructor is BODYPUMP licenced Annina Bergmann.

 

Future City hackathon

We are excited to invite you to the Future City hackathon, which takes place from 23–25th October at TalTech Innovation and Business Center MEKTORY guided by the best mentors and experts in the field. Prize fund worth 15 000 €. Registration takes place: HERE. More info from Facebook.

 

The #Open17Water challenge

The #Open17Water Challenge is a fantastic opportunity for you, as young innovator, to develop your idea into an impactful project and win a chance to present it to United Nations experts in Geneva, Switzerland. You will be accompanied by online and in-person coaching and by NGOs, as well as top researchers from universities and research labs who are partners of Crowd4SDG, and who will help you tackle the challenge.
For more information, visit webpage
crowd4sdg.eu. Register here.

 

The Potentialpark Study 2021

Every year, The Potentialpark surveys students globally about their needs, preferences and online behavior when searching for and applying to jobs. Find out more: https://potentialpark.com/universities-and-talent

14 September – 18 September

Application process of Temporary Residence Permit for Studies (TRP)

UT students, who start with their TRP application process (also with TRP extension process), please definitely fill this form in order to inform UT as we need to prepare the invitation letter for Police and Border Guard Board. Please see more information on non-EU citizen’s residence permits and visas.

 

Matti Vainio Exhibition "Findings | Leiud"

UT Centre for Arts Gallery (Old Anatomical Theatre, Uppsala 10) is opening Finnish artist Matti Vainio's exhibition "Findings | Leiud" on 15 September at 6 PM. You are warmly welcome!
The exhibition consists of drawings, paintings, woodcut, video and thread works. Vainio combines art historical elements with contemporary techniques, and explores multiple technical as well as ideological approaches in order to understand physical and metaphysical levels of human being and life itself.
"I have always been interested in finding out new ways to express thoughts and ideas through Fine Arts," says Vainio. There is a saying by John Muir: "And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul." To Vainio, art experience can be compared with being lost or wandering around in the forest: "This quote by Muir is an excellent starting point to create and view artworks. It inspires us to wander in the hope of finding out new ideas and, best of all, our true Self."
Matti Vainio (born 1978) graduated as an artist from Turku Arts Academy in 2003 and received the Master of Arts degree in Art and Design in 2013. Vainio works with different media: drawing, painting, performances. He has collaborated with different art collectives since 2003. His art explores an individual's possibilities within the society, and wonders upon phenomena of everyday life. Vainio's artistic strategy is to create emotionally rich art pieces that afford perceiving the difficulty of encountering Self and other people. Vainio's works have been shown in Finland, Sweden, England, Russia, Germany, and Estonia. His next exhibitions will take place at KIASMA Contemporary Art Museum of Finland and in Estonia Vabaduse gallery. Vainio also works as a lecturer in the Tartu University Centre for Arts.
The Centre for Arts gallery exhibits creative work by the academic staff, students and alumni of the University of Tartu who are also professional artists, designers, artisans and craftsmen.
The exhibition remains open until 11 November 2020.

 

Erasmus Student Network Tartu is recruiting new members

Erasmus Student Network Tartu is recruiting new members who are interested in organising events for foreign students in Tartu and creating unforgettable memories while doing so. We have an info evening on September 16th at 6 PM in Ülikooli 20 room 320. More info about us on Facebook, website, Instagram or via email tartu@esn.ee.

 

DD Academy

DD Academy is a free student program that 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. Not to mention other inspiring people to connect to and learn from during this program. The program lasts from October to May, with meetings during 12 weekends.
(In case of covid-19 second wave, we are also prepared to go digital!)

Previous experiences or training is not necessary, just great motivation and interest in developing society.
See more at: ddacademy.net and visit our information evening in Tartu on the 15th of September facebook.com/events/302313800833720/ and online on 17th of September facebook.com/events/3193075187450655/
The deadline for applying is the 22th of September!

 

Come to the Idea Hackathon on 17th September!

What is it and why to come?
This is your chance to start developing your own business. Many great ideas like CommuniCare, Sorter, Decomer Technologies, SoulCare etc. have started from Idea Hackathon. Now it is your chance. At the hackathon we will help you generate your own ideas. You also can pitch your ideas, hear other students' ideas, find teammates, join a team, hear inspiring speeches on different areas of life and future trends and join the idea development programme STARTERtartu. It’s a place to unleash your creativity and find inspiration. Come and we will help you to turn ideas into reality!
This time the Idea Hackathon is part of the Delta X ideas Festival what brings together students who what to create something!
Be sure to come to Idea Hackathon if you...

V have an idea that could change the world - even a little bit - we will help you to develop and test the idea, find teammates, take first steps and bring your idea to life!
V 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!
Register to the hackathon. Choose the business models category when registering (spots are limited): https://bit.ly/2YSMd3I
More info about Idea Hackathon from our Facebook event or homepage.
More info about
Delta X Idea Festival (where the Idea Hackathon takes place) and agenda

 

The ISA application 2020 is now open to all UT international degree-seeking students!

Become International Student Ambassador and represent the whole international student body of the University of Tartu! You will be helping prospective students with their questions, creating compelling content for social media and organizing students events. Join our dynamic ISA team and gain valuable project management and organizational experience and have a lot of fun!
All international degree-seeking students enrolled at UT are eligible to apply to ISA.
Get familiar with ISA programme rules and manager positions duties here.
Don't let the opportunity slip away! Apply before October 1 http://isa.ut.ee/apply.

 

Invitation to Virtual Hackathon: Innovation for #EnergySmart World

We invite students to take part in the SMART ENERGY virtual hackathon held by Ignitis Group, contribute to the shift in the energy field and receive a prize of 2000 €! INNOVATION FOR #ENERGYSMART WORLD hackathon is a 2day challenge, taking place virtually on September 19-20, where enthusiasts from different fields (programmers, designers, business developers, energy professionals, etc.) will get together in teams, sharing their ideas and creating real solutions and products to resolve challenges of the new energy! Register here. If you have any questions, please contact: info@ignitisinnovation.com.

 

TIME TO BoostUp!

The challenge for European ventures and entrepreneurs to find and scale up the best solutions for sustainable, resilient and socially impacting manufacturing.

7 September – 11 September

Autumn semester subjects on Asia and Middle East

This semester several exciting subjects related to Asia and the Middle East will be taught in both Estonian and English. Registration is still open for freshmen. If you are interested in participating, but registration is already closed, contact the responsible lecturer.

 

The registration for Tartu Student Days' events begins!

 

From this week, it's possible to sign up for Tartu Student Days' festival (2127 September) events on our webpage. You can find the festival events and registration times on Tartu Tudengipäevad Facebook page. Be quick, because participation is limited!

 

New LL.M. programme in Cologne

The master’s programme at the Cologne Law Faculty can be studied in its entirety from abroad. German language skills are not required, as the programme is taught entirely in English. The programme’s subject is the law of the European Union, its implications for global politics and economy and its future evolution. Applications can be submitted until 30th September 2020. Please find more information on website elp-master.uni-koeln.de or e-mail at elp-master@uni-koeln.de.

31 August – 4 September

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

The UT Centre for Arts is welcoming all international students, regardless of their main field of study, to develop their creativity and inspiration via 23 different courses in the fields of arts: Visual arts, Digital art and Photo, Music, Dance, and Handicraft & Design.
Short descriptions of all our courses with the links to the Study Information System (SIS) are available on our website: arts.ut.ee.
Follow us on
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Some courses have later registration deadlines. Add yourself to the waiting list if the course is full already. In case you cannot register via SIS, please contact our Academic Affairs Specialist: kunstide.keskus@ut.ee / +372 737 5669.
See you at the University of Tartu Centre for Arts at Uppsala 10, Tartu (Old Anatomical Theatre)!

24 August – 28 August

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

The UT Centre for Arts is welcoming all international students, regardless of their main field of study, to develop their creativity and inspiration via 23 different courses in the fields of arts: Visual arts, Digital art and Photo, Music, Dance, and Handicraft & Design.
Short descriptions of all our courses with the links to the Study Information System (SIS) are available on our website: arts.ut.ee.
Follow us on
Facebook.
Some courses have later registration deadlines. Add yourself to the waiting list if the course is full already. In case you cannot register via SIS, please contact our Academic Affairs Specialist: kunstide.keskus@ut.ee / +372 737 5669.
See you at the University of Tartu Centre for Arts at Uppsala 10, Tartu (Old Anatomical Theatre)!