How do we thank our contributors?

By donating, you help to support the students in continuing their education, bring the strong academic legacy of researchers of the University of Tartu, and help to shape the future of the University of Tartu and Estonia.

By making a donation, you can establish contacts with talented students and outstanding researchers and secure your place in the history of future generations and the University of Tartu.

  • Disclosure of the name of the contributor on the website

The names of all contributors are disclosed on the website of the University of Tartu Foundation upon the contributors’ consent.

  • Named professorship, scholarship, building, auditorium, or laboratory device

Creating a named scholarship according to the donor's wish, opening a placard on a building or in a room with the name of the person or company that supported the repairs to a building or a room, naming a study room or a building according to the donor's wish, placing a name plate with the information of the person or the company that supported the purchase of an apparatus or a laboratory device on the apparatus.

  • Letter of appreciation from the University of Tartu Foundation

A letter of appreciation from the University of Tartu Foundation is given to donors who donated 100–1,000 euros.

  • Thanking the contributors in a national daily newspaper

A letter of appreciation is published once a year in a national daily newspaper with the names of the donors and logos of the companies that donated more than 1,000 euros.

  • Rewarding with a letter of appreciation signed by the Rector

The employees of the university, as well as the persons, institutions, and organisations outside the university, are rewarded with a letter of appreciation. A letter of appreciation signed by the Rector is awarded to those who donated 1,000–10,000 euros.

  • Acknowledgement dinner for the contributors by the Rector

An annual acknowledgement dinner for the contributors who donated more than 1,000 euros.

  • Rewarding with a medal or a badge of honour of the university

The medal of the University of Tartu is awarded to employees of the university who have performed excellent work over the long-term and to people outside the university who have great merit with regard to the university. Medals are awarded to those who donated more than 10,000 euros.

  • Appointment as an honorary member of the University of Tartu

Persons, institutions, and organisations who have significantly contributed to the achievement of the objective of the university specified in the Articles of Association are appointed as honorary members of the University of Tartu, and upon the provision of material contribution, the title of honorary member may be given if the amount of the contribution is more than 250,000 euros.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to write to tysiht@ut.ee or call 737 5852 (Triin Vakker, Manager of the University of Tartu Foundation).


Services for partners of the University of Tartu:

Development cooperation

  • Introductions in laboratories and work groups
  • Personal development
  • Using the researcher as an expert in the development team of the company
  • Specific trainings
  • Expert evaluations
  • International cooperation networ

Training and motivation

  • Management and development programmes
  • Professional trainings for specialists 
  • Brief motivation trainings 
  • Flexible e-courses
  • Creative solutions for events

Shaping the future

  • kaasarääkija õppekavade ja -suundade arengus
  • otsekontakt õppekava juhig
  • ülikooli meeskonna mehitaja – anna teada oma valdkonna
  • arenguks vajalike ekspertide vajadus

Recruitment and practical training

  • A unique opportunity to be close to the development projects of young researchers
  • Recruitment via advertising environment or simulation
  • Project-based practical training – solutions with cross-field and international student teams
  • Mentorship – an opportunity to guide a future intellectual
  • Problem-based study
  • Research by students

Additional information about the partnership programme: Kristel Reim, Project Manager of the Partnership Programme, 737 4887, 5342 4023
Ülikooli 18-138, kristel.reim@ut.ee, http://www.ut.ee/et/partnerlusprogramm