Read why Margit Sutrop is running for the dean
Margit Sutrop, dean candidate in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities:
I want to ensure that education is valued in the University of Tartu and in all of Estonia. That the importance of arts and humanities is understood. That the decisions made at the University of Tartu consider the development of all four faculties and the students’ interests are at the forefront. That the distinctiveness of the humanities is understood and it is not forgotten that the University of Tartu must fill the role of the national university.
When I started three years ago as Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy, the faculty’s budget was in serious deficit and people did not believe that the problems which had piled up could be solved. By today we have initiated a structural, curricula and space reform; created the College of Foreign Languages and Cultures, launched master’s schools, reorganised the Dean’s Office and reviewed our use of rooms.
I am very proud of the people in my faculty that they have had the courage to take on major changes. It is my moral duty to help complete all these reforms successfully and make the success we have achieved so far irreversible. I believe that together with the Faculty of Theology and Viljandi Culture Academy we will be even stronger.