Read why Peeter Burk is running for the dean
Peeter Burk, dean candidate in the Faculty of Natural and Exact Sciences:
To tell the whole truth I must start from the fact that my colleagues have deemed my nomination suitable—my previous work has created further trust. I believe my previous experience in the Faculty of Science and Technology (eliminating some initial fears and ensuring the balanced cooperation and decision processes of institutes) are useful in starting the new faculty.
The second reason was the number of unfinished processes in the current area for which I feel responsible: decreasing the disunity and duplication of curricula, starting an English bachelor's programme and improving the quality of teaching. By this I mean changing the mentality—our aim is not to make professors of students. Students need to use their knowledge on the labour market and this means the ability to think independently and in a fact–based manner.
Finally, I think my main principle of leadership—do not fix a system if it is not broken–ensures the stability that the faculty needs.