Join the first series of Alumni Talks in January
Join us in January 2023 for our first series of Alumni Talks! Our international bachelor's and master's programmes alumni will share their journey at the University of Tartu and give a lecture on a chosen topic.
The University of Tartu has thousands of international alumni from around the world, many of whom have remained in Estonia after graduation. The Alumni Talks series allows future students to hear directly from our international alumni about their experience at the University of Tartu and learn more about a specific topic chosen by the alumni.
The international bachelor's and master's programmes without alumni will be represented by the programme manager or an alumna/alumnus of a similar programme.
Registration is closed. Watch the recordings of the webinars on our YouTube channel.
All times are GMT+2 (Tallinn, Helsinki time).
All talks will be recorded.
10 January 2023
- 16:00 - Symbolic artificial intelligence at Pipedrive by Bruno Rucy Carneiro (MSc in Computer Science)
- 18:00 - The problem of statistical evidence in court by Sophie Machavariani (MA in Philosophy)
- 19:00 - From a high school student to an independent researcher in science and technology by Frida Matiyevskaya (BSc in Science and Technology)
- 20:00 - International patron-client relationships in de facto and microstates by Izzet Yalin Youksel (MA in International Relations and Regional Studies)
11 January 2023
- 16:00 - Transitioning from master's studies to researching environmental politics by Ville Tapani Haapanen (MA in Politics and Governance in the Digital Age)
- 17:00 - Landing a career in biotechnology outside academia by Asfand Yar Saqib (MSc in Bioengineering)
- 18:00 - Firms' corporate political activities by Irakli Barbakadze (MA in Quantitative Economics)
- 19:00 - How to apply semiotics? Using different concepts in the advertising/branding/marketing/finance industry by Rhea Colaso (MA in Semiotics)
- 20:00 - Learning about China from Chinese social media by Binghua Liu (MA in Contemporary Asian and Middle Eastern Studies)
12 January 2023
- 16:00 - International innovation: experiences in assisting startup growth in Brazil and Estonia by Isabela Vilhalba (MA in Information Technology Law)
- 17:00 - University of Tartu: The best place in the world for studying Estonian and Finno-Ugric languages by Merit Niinemägi (MA in Estonian and Finno-Ugric Languages)
- 18:00 - The role of the educational technologist in Estonian schools by Dejan Delev (MA in Educational Technology)
- 19:00 - Nutritional screening - creating a unique screening tool that is completely automated by Alastair Forbes (MSc in Clinical Nutrition - please note that Alastair is the programme director. Since the Clinical Nutrition programme was opened in 2022, there are no alumni yet.)
16 January 2023
- 16:00 - Always the beginner – jumping around topics in materials science but still moving forward by Liga Britala (MSc in Materials Science and Technology)
- 19:00 - Advancing robotics and space technology towards terrestrial and extra-terrestrial exploration by Aditya Savio Paul (MSc in Robotics and Computer Engineering)
17 January 2023
- 16:00 - Особенности именования в русской культуре: что нужно знать иностранцу о русских именах и отчествах? by Olga Burdakova (MA in Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language - please note that Olga is the programme director. The master's programme does not have alumni yet.)
- 17:00 - Quantitative modelling of cybersecurity risk by Joseph Haske (MSc in Actuarial and Financial Engineering)
18 January 2023
- 16:00 - A laboratory manager in the automotive industry by Antonio Manuell (MSc in Applied Measurement Science)
- 17:00 - How to stay focused and challenged by Mairis Gailums (BA in Business Administration)
- 19:00 - Symbiosis of geo-data and AI, the next big thing in geoinformatics by Muhammad Hamza Zubair (MSc in Geoinformatics for Urbanised Society)
19 January 2023
- 16:00 - Researching and applying process mining - an innovative technology changing the way companies do business by Kateryna Kubrak (MA in Innovation and Technology Management)
- 17:00 - Disability rights advocacy by Ketevan Khomeriki (MA in International Law and Human Rights)
- 18:00 - From humanities towards digital humanities: my experience at the Department of English Studies by Denys Savchenko (MA in European Languages and Cultures)
- 19:00 - Challenges, opportunities and entrepreneurship in the public sector by Ott Pärna (MA in Entrepreneurship in Economic Policymaking - please note that Ott Pärna is a representative of the programme, not an alumnus. Since the programme will be opened in February 2022, it does not have alumni yet.)
- 20:00 - Data warehouse modelling using Data Vault 2.0 in fintech companies by Ahmed Samir Imam Mahmoud (MSc in Software Engineering)