University of Tartu and Eesti Meedia signed cooperation agreement
On 29 February, University of Tartu Rector Volli Kalm and Sven Nuutmann, Chairman of the Management Board of Eesti Meedia, signed a cooperation agreement. The parties’ mutual interest is to promote the University of Tartu’s research and development activity, studies, continuing education of Eesti Meedia personnel and to contribute to Eesti Meedia channels with content and ideas.
According to the University of Tartu Rector Professor Volli Kalm, harnessing the potential of UT and Eesti Meedia for a common goal gives both parties the opportunity to develop faster and become more visible: “The aim of UT is to serve Estonian society with studies and research activity and for us it is important that our results reach the widest possible audience. I believe this cooperation agreement helps us use Eesti Meedia’s channels to bring the university’s work even closer to people.”
The Rector emphasised that it is as important for UT to continue cooperation with other major media channels and good partners because the Estonian media sphere is small and everyone works towards the same goals.
Chairman of the Management Board of Eesti Meedia Sven Nuutmann added that the cooperation agreement contributes to improving the quality of the Estonian media landscape. “The aim of Eesti Meedia is for journalism to be practiced by employees and journalists well trained in their field. We will definitely use the University of Tartu, the biggest continuing education provider in Estonia, to develop our personnel. Seeing as the university is a springboard for future journalists, we can be certain that the cooperation agreement will benefit current and future journalists.”
Research and development cooperation will include applied research and the potential use of research results and academic and entrepreneurial topics in Eesti Meedia. In studies and continuing education, parties will provide necessary training and continuing education options. In order to improve studies, parties will cooperate to find topics for course and diploma papers, bachelor’s, master’s and/or doctoral theses.
Among other things, there is cooperation potential in supporting the University of Tartu cultural and sports activities and the activities of students and their organisations.
The cooperation agreement was signed on 29 February at 13pm in the journalism students room of the University of Tartu Institute of Social Studies. Virge Tamme