The most powerful event of the centenary celebrations, involving the whole city and the sky, is held on Toome Hill.
The magnificent light show, narrating the story of Estonia and of the university using video, laser and sound technology, was created specifically for the anniversary and is performed on the walls and towers of Tartu cathedral. The cathedral will become a time machine that takes the audience on a dreamy journey from the times of the first stone axe to the space cube.
The light show can be viewed in the valley in front of the cathedral towers and on the slopes of Kassitoome valley.
All university members, inhabitants of Tartu, friends and guests are welcome – everyone who love and care for our university and Tartu.
Idea and script by Arne Merilai
Co-authors PEATA FILM
Animations by PEATA FILM
Composer Ardo Ran Varres
Art director Mart Koldits
Project manager Silver Kaljula
- Anniversary lecture
- Conferment of honorary doctorates and PhD degrees
- Presentation of the university’s award for contribution to Estonian national identity
There is simultaneous interpretation into English at the ceremony.
Live webcast of the ceremony on www.uttv.ee
The ceremony is followed by Rector’s reception in the university museum on Toome Hill.
Ceremony and reception by invitation only.
Dress code at the ceremony and reception: white tie / dark suit / national costume / decorations
See the full programme on 100.ut.ee/events/. Please note that most of the events are held in Estonian.