“It is a widespread stereotype that summer is a sunny time of rest and joy. Still, there are people who have a constant passion for new knowledge and discoveries. The summer school programmes at the University of Tartu are, no doubt, nice opportunities to dig deeper into a variety of topics that interest you” (Stanislav Mohylnyi, Ukraine).
Although a new academic year 2016/2017 has just begun, it is not too late to take a look at what happened at the University of Tartu during the summer.
This summer there were more than 330 students from all over the world taking part of different summer school programmes. This blog post is composed by the impressions of 14 students who were granted a development cooperation scholarship by the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to participate in four different International Summer University programmes:
- Secure e-Governance (in cooperation with Tallinn University of Technology)
- Social Dimension: Estonian Business Environment and EU-Russian Relations
- Social Dimension: EU-Russian Relations and Baltic Regional Security
- Juri Lotman and the Semiotics of Culture
During those two-week-long programmes, students had the chance to work together with university professors; visit governmental institutions as well as IT and technology enterprises; enjoy the cultural programme; study in the cities of Tartu, Tallinn and Pärnu; gain lots of new international friends; and get to know new cultures.