Prefer studying from home

So far, the university has favoured preferring face-to-face learning to distance learning. However, as the coronavirus infection rate is increasing, the Rector’s Office decided at its today’s meeting that it is reasonable to rapidly reorganise studies wherever possible to safeguard the health of all university members.

This means that all lectures and, if at all possible, also seminars, are held online. Practical classes, exams and pass/fail exams may continue to be held in classrooms, but participants must wear masks and be registered. Teaching staff members decide on the particular form of study and inform students of that.

We would also like to remind you that as of today, 24 November, wearing a mask is obligatory in all public indoor spaces and public transport. Masks must be worn in all study buildings of the university, including in the hallways and classrooms also outside lectures. Please cancel all social or recreational events and hobby activities (e.g. choir rehearsals) on the university’s premises

The ceremony marking the university’s anniversary and the torchlight procession planned for 1 December have been cancelled. A separate ceremony for the conferment of doctoral degrees will take place in spring 2021.

Further information: Aune Valk, Vice Rector for Academic Affairs of the University of Tartu, 526 7930,