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Dorpater Dozentenabend (DDA) purpose is to offer international staff of the university an opportunity to socialise and to exchange thoughts and ideas. Club nights are usually held once a month on a Wednesday. The meeting begins with a short presentation by a club member, followed by a discussion accompanied by a glass of wine or a cup of coffee.
Mr Lauri Randveerlauri.randveer [ät] ut.ee
Phone: +372 737 5510
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UT arranges several social events for international staff and their family members. To learn more about upcoming events please log in to the internal website.
We appreciate you registrating all of the people who you wish to bring along and please let us know if you have to cancel your participation. This helps us to plan our events and costs better.Picture-gallery:
Trip to Polli and Viljandi
Trip to Peipsimaa
Trip to Tõravere
Special Christmas (2014) Event
Special program about Estonian Nature and the way of living in Estonia
Excursion to A Le Coq Beer Museum
Trip to Nõo and Hellenurme watermill-millmuseum
Trip to Saaremaa
Trip to Palupõhja
Excursion to Grand Building of Vanemuine TheatereCooking Workshop
Estonian cheese and wine workshop “Estonian wine – a daydream or reality?”
Tour of Science Centre AHHAA and a game of Jeopardy
Guided tour of the Southern Regional Rescue Centre
Guided tour of the University of Tartu Botanical Garden and family picnic at the Botanical GardenBoard Game AfternoonGingerbread Workshop
UT Sports DayGuided tour of the A Le Coq Beer factory and MuseumEngaging Historical Tour "Mysterious students of Tartu and their traditions"Let’s do it! day in Aleksandri open community garden and houseEuraxess Estonia Tour to Lahemaa National ParkCooking Workshop
Personnel Office of the University of Tartu and Tartu Nature House warmly invite you to take part in the event series titled "Tartu - Rich in Cultures". Culture evenings showcase worldview, traditions, art and nature of people living in a certain country or region. Seminars are held in Tartu Nature House (Lille 10) from October till May.
For more information please visit the event webpage. For any further information please contact Sirli Urbas at sirli.urbas [ät] ut.ee.
Staff and their families are invited to an outing every winter to the university’s Kääriku sports and recreational centre.The sporty employees and units of the University of Tartu will be also announced on the winter sports day of UT.
UT Winter Sports Day took place on 10 February 2018.
For registration and more detailed information please log in to the internal website.
Scheduled activities include skiing, skating, and hot sauna.
You can find pictures from the last Sports Day here.
The tradition of the Student Days festival began in the early 1960s. Today, Student Days are organised seasonally.Spring Days are held at the end of April and early May.
Over six days about 80 events take place. The most popular events are a boat race on the Emajõgi River, with home-made rafts, and an excursion to the local brewery. Parties are held both outdoors and in pubs and clubs.Student Summer Games are held in July in Kääriku, a sports centre outside of Tartu. One can participate in various competitions ranging from orienteering or triathlon to egg tossing and Frisbee playing.
Autumn Days are similar in content to the Spring Days. They take place in October and the emphasis is on indoor activities. Competitions are held for the best Student Film and the best Student Band.Winter Days (webpage available in Estonian) are organised in February in the city of Pärnu, in Western Estonia. Free buses take students there from Tallinn and Tartu for a weekend. Highlights of the Winter Days are the Pub Bus and the Morning Rehab, but competitions and parties similar to the other Student Days festivals are also organized.
The University of Tartu Symphony Orchestra is a lively amateur orchestra with a history dating back to 1930. Its repertoire is mainly classical, but every now and then a project with something different (like movie soundtracks) comes along.
Rehearsals take place every Monday, in the Assembly Hall of the University of Tartu Main Building. Additional section rehearsals take place at times convenient to players. All string players are welcome; for vacancies in woodwinds or brass, please write to Endrik Pikksaar, endrik9 [ät] gmail.com.
UT has several choirs which consist mostly of the students or alumni of the University of Tartu.
Both the Academic Women’s Choir of the University of Tartu and the University of Tartu Chamber Choir are conducted by young and talented Triin Koch. The choirs have received several recognitions and prizes both from international and Estonian choir competitions.
The University’s oldest choir (founded more than 100 years ago) is the Tartu Academic Male Choir, which is conducted by Alo Ritsing, one of the Tartu’s most famous conductors. All the choirs perform regularly at the University’s festive events and give individual concerts.
Find more information about cultural and sports facilities from the section Life in UT Campus Towns.