University of Tartu Council supports the University’s management and structure reform
The Council proposed the following names:
1) Institute as an academic unit can use the word „faculty“ in its name;
2) The names for the new faculties will be longer, i.e Faculty of Social Sciences will become Faculty of Law and Social Sciences;
3) „Research and study domains“ will be used instead of the word „faculty“. The subdivisions of these would be institutes, faculties or colleges;
4) Socialia and humaniora will be formed as research and study domains and realia et naturalia and medicine will be formed as faculties.
Kersti Kaljulaid, the chairman of the Council, supported the planned changes, which will help synchronise research and studies done in different academic institutions. „21st century is the century of interdisciplinary studies, where barriers between different areas of study should be minimised. This change would mostly benefit current and future students as the future education should be as far-reaching as possible and take into account students’ educational expectations.“
The Senate will next meet on the 20th of June, when a decision will be made in regards to the suggested new name. The Council will then have until the 30th of June to adopt the new statutes. 17 members of the Senate voted in favour and 3 members against the statutes at the Senate’s meeting on the 30th of May.
For further information: Kersti Kaljulaid, the chairman of the Council, phonel: 51 56 028, e-mail: kersti.kaljulaid [ät] eca.europa.eu.