Governance and structure reform (effective of 1 January 2016)
The new statutes aim to reorganise the governance of the university so that the decisions of each management level:
- proceed from the objectives of the university as a whole,
- support the attainment of the mission of the university and the fulfilment of academic potential.
The new Statutes approved by the council became effective on 1 January 2016. Read the new statutes.
Take a look at the new structure of the University of Tartu:
At the end of 2015 new deans are prepared for the formation of dean’s offices. Dean Margit Sutrop was joined in leading the Faculty of Arts and Humanities by Professor of Theatre Research Anneli Saro as Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, and Professor of Church History Riho Altnurme as Vice Dean for Research. Head of Dean’s Office of the Faculty of Philosophy Klaarika Marton continued as head of the new faculty’s dean’s office. The Dean’s Office remained at Jakobi 2.
Dean Raul Eamets leads the Faculty of Social Sciences together with Kristjan Vassil from the Institute of Government and Politics as the Vice Dean for Research and Development, Margus Pedaste from the Institute of Education as Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, and Director of the Faculty of Economics and Business Affairs Dorel Tamm-Klaos as the Head of Dean’s Office. Tene Viiburg is Dean`s Assistant, Kristel Vits Senior Specialist for Research and Development, Janek Saluse Senior Specialist for Academic Affairs and Gea Kääpa Senior Specialist for Marketing and Communications. The Dean’s Office is located at Lossi 36.
The Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology Peeter Burk also included two vice deans on his team, Professor Varmo Vene from the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science will be the Vice Dean for Research and Senior Research Fellow Kalle Olli continued as the Vice Dean for Research and Development. The Dean`s Office is at Vanemuise 46.
Dean of the Faculty of Medicine Margus Lember included Professor Külli Kingo as the Vice Dean for Research, Associate Professor Jarek Mäestu as the Vice Dean for Development, Professor Anti Kalda as the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor Urmas Lepner as the Vice Dean for Residency. The Dean’s Office remained at Ravila 19.
The elections of the deans of the faculties and the elections of the representatives of academic staff to the faculty councils took place in autumn 2015. Read more about the elections.
The next steps are to elect heads and representatives to the institutes’ councils and create work units in accordance with the statutes of the units. In addition, the faculty council adopts the faculty’s budget, determines the priorities for studies and research and development and adopts the strategic plan of the faculty. The development priorities also need to be set by the councils of institutes and colleges.
The university’s support units will ensure that the university’s support services are ready for the transition to the new structure and new statutes effective as of 1 January 2016—the university’s information systems, documentary procedure and other support services will be aligned. The preparatory works are introduced at meetings in the faculties.
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New deans of University of Tartu have been elected (October 2015)