Paul Ariste Centre
Division of Uralic Languages
University of Tartu
Tartu 50090, Estonia
Visiting address: Ülikooli 16, Room 110
Telephone & telefax: +372-7-376-216
The visiting hours at the Centre are from 10 to 12 and from 16 to 18 on weekdays.
The Centre provides international Finno-Ugric indigenous students with the following technical means in order to facilitate their studies:
- photocopying and computer printing
- access to internet
- the use of scanner, telephone and telefax
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the Council of the Centre,
reports on the activities of the Centre,
the Statutes of the Centre
a government aid programme to give support to the indigenous Uralic
(Finno-Ugric and Samoyed) peoples living in the Russian Federation and
the Republic of Latvia to develop their languages and cultures.
The Programme was officially approved by the Cabinet on May 5, 1998 for
the period 1999-2004
See also the text of the Programme: in English, in Estonian, in Finnish, in Hungarian, in Russian
The number Uralic indigenous students from the Finno-Ugric and Samoyed areas
(of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Latvia) studying in the universities
of Estonia is nearly one hundred.
In the universities located in the South of Estonia
(the University of Tartu,
the Estonian Agricultural University and
the Viljandi College of Culture),
training is given to 26 Mari, 3 Erzya and Moksha, 22 Udmurt, 12 Komi,
1 Khant, 1 Ingrian Finnish, 3 Karelian, 2 Vepsian and 2 Livonian students.
The library has an often-updated collection of newspapers and
magazines in the lesser-spoken Finno-Ugric languages for the use of
Uralic indigenous students.
The Estonian version has complete texts of the Kindred Peoples Programme, the statutes of the Centre and contains references to Estonian-language articles containing information on the activities of the Centre.
Vita Studiosi is edited and published under the supervision of
Vasli Nikolaev with the assistance of
the Ariste Centre. Contains texts by Uralic indigenous students in Estonian,
Mari, Vepsian, Moksha, Permian Komi and Russian.
Paul Ariste Centre for Indigenous Finno-Ugric Peoples,
University of Tartu