Professor Raul Eamets will continue as the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences
On 22 October 2019 the electoral councils elected new deans for the University of Tartu’s four faculties. Raul Eamets, who was supported by 176 members of the electoral council, will continue as the dean of the Faculty of social Sciences.
When Professor Eamets was asked about the three main issues he considers the most important for the dean to solve, he replied as follows: “Firstly, people must like working in the university. This means that they want to work; they feel needed when they are at work and understand that what they do is important. The second important thing is the optimal structure and number of curricula that would highlight this synergy at the contact points of different fields. We should not optimise and increase efficiency for the sake of it, but our goal should be to pay higher salaries to the people we have. Thirdly, the university’s budgetary principles must support my previous line of reasoning. Therefore, these principles need to change. The university’s current funding model is based on the premise that we’ll get more money if we have more students and issue more credits”
The new Deans of other faculties are:
- Faculty of Arts and Humanities: Anti Selart;
- Faculty of Science and Technology: Leho Ainsaar;
- Faculty of Medicine: Margus Lember.
The new deans will commence work on 1 January 2020.
Read more about the elections from the news: https://www.ut.ee/en/news/new-deans-elected
Additional information: Andres Soosaar, Chair of the Committee, andres.soosaar [ät] ut.ee