Photos: 17 Bright Moments from 2011

spring on campus 2011

After a long and snowy winter, spring on campus felt fabulous.

The Beauty of Kukruse

At the opening of "The Beauty of Kukruse" exhibition at the UT History Museum. During renovation of the Tallinn–Narva highway two years ago an excavator driver stumbled upon a bronze knife case, which led to the discovery of the 13th century burial in Kukruse.

Presidents of Poland and Estonia with their ladies

On a sunny spring day, the Presidents of Poland and Estonia enjoyed a walk in Tartu with their ladies.

Traditional boat rally during Tartu Student Days in spring.

Musicians by Tartu Old Observatory

At the end of April, Tartu Old Observatory celebrated its 200th anniversary with a festive programme.

Pegasus at UT Library

UT Library's Pegasus lies down to rest during an event at the literary festival Prima Vista.

UT Main Building during graduations

Graduation 2011. The University Main Building can take weird forms – especially after long and intensive study periods.

University of Tartu Rector and President of Estonia

A small talk across the old border between the university and the city of Tartu: UT Rector Alar Karis and Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves are waiting for their guest, President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė.

Presidents of Lithuania and Estonia in Tartu

Presidents of Lithuania and Estonia in a hurry on their way to the university's Main Building.

Kristjan Jaak Peterson

A monument to an Estonian writer and UT alumnus, Kristjan Jaak Peterson (1801–1822), on a bright summer day.

UT at the Tartu Hanseatic Days

For the first time during Tartu Hanseatic Days, UT participated with 'The Town of Science' programme.

UT Centre for Ethics: Anniversary cake

UT Centre for Ethics celebrated its 10th anniversary in September.

Muse on UT campus

A magical appearance of Muse in our courtyard.

Opening Philosophicum

Opening the new humanities' complex Philosophicum (the newly renovated building is on the right).

Prof. Kalle Kasemaa and Ilona Smuškina

Prof. Kalle Kasemaa, the first dean of the reopened Faculty of Theology in 1991–1996, talking to Ilona Smuškina from the UT Library administration at the opening of an exhibition devoted to the faculty's 20th anniversary.

World Cultural Council award ceremony 2011

A famous choral conductor, Vaike Uibopuu, received a special recognition diploma during the World Cultural Council (WCC) award ceremony at UT Assembly Hall. Other recipients of WCC diplomas are seated in the first row.

Christmas lights

Beautiful Christmas lights.

All photos on this page were captured by university photographer Andres Tennus, except for the picture of Muse, taken by Inga Külmoja.

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