Students from 30 countries attend Tartu summer school

7/22/2015 12:20 PM
Category: Education

Tartu became a center of multi-cultural learning this week after more than 200 students from 30 different countries gathered in town for the university's international summer school.

For the first time the annual event is hosting programmes on cyber security and e-democracy at the annual Lifelong Learning Centre's International Summer University and has attracted students from South Korea, the USA, Finland, Georgia, Japan and Ukraine.

The programme includes several experts of the field and the study work is carried out by lecturer at the Centre for Baltic Studies Heiko Pääbo, professor of Media Studies Pille Pruulman-Vengerfeldt and visiting lecturer of IT Law Eneken Tikk-Ringas.

Senior Specialist for the University of Tartu Margot Must said that the summer university programme becomes more and more popular every year and extends its global reach.

She said: “The summer school offers a chance to enjoy beautiful Estonia and learn from the internationally renowned lecturers at the UT. We cover many innovative topics which are not yet common in the students’ state or educational system and where the UT lecturers have the most competence in Estonia.”

She also added that she was pleased to see that there was a great number of people interested in learning the Estonian language and culture, because “in the global context, speaking this language is a privilege“.

H. Wright

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