Awards and Recognition
The university recognises its members and prominent public figures for their outstanding deeds and achievements.
The university gives recognition on three levels:
- central forms of recognition: the Contribution to Estonian National Identity award, the grant of honorary doctorate, the grant of honorary fellowship, the Pillar of the University award, and honorary decorations;
- annual awards for university members;
- awards and recognition granted by structural units.
At the end of 2019, the senate of the University of Tartu adopted the new Regulations for Giving Recognition, creating an integrated system of giving recognition. The design of all medals was updated and in the new design, the Skytte Medal, the Grand Medal and the Medal can be worn on chest. The newly designed awards and the rector’s chain of office form a stylistically uniform set.
All persons who have been awarded a Skytte Medal, a Grand Medal or a Medal before 2020 have the right to receive a pinned medal. The respective application should be sent to the academic secretary.
All university members may make proposals for awarding an honorary decoration of the university. The proposals can be submitted via the proposal form.
Honorary Doctors 2020
|Aleksander Pluskowski||Göran Bolin||Robert-Jan Simons|
|Helena Kääriäinen||Richard Kerner|
Honorary Doctors 2019
|Riho Manivald Villem Grünthal||Helge Löbler||Anthony Carl Hackney|
Contribution to Estonian National Identity Award 2019
“Granting the “Contribution to Estonian National Identity” award to Hando Runnel is a telling summary of the first century of Estonia’s national university. By giving this award, the national university confirms that Estonian people and the Estonian language, culture and thought are free. Hando Runnel by his example and with his special contribution helps us remember that the measure of a nation is its people’s internal dignity and values,” claimed UT Rector Toomas Asser.
Honorary Fellow 2017
Skytte Medal 2019
Grand Medal 2019
|Tõnu Meidla||Jaan Einasto|
Badge of Distinction 2019
Maarja Mai Lõokene
Lecture of the year 2017/18
Faculty of Arts and Humanities, College of Foreign Languages and Cultures, Department of Romance Studies, Teacher of French Language
Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of Education, School of Teacher Education, Assistant in English Language Teaching Methodology
Faculty of Medicine » Institute of Clinical Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Professor of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care
Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Chemistry, Chair of Colloidal and Environmental Chemistry, Assistant in Colloidal and Environmental Chemistry
Programme Director of the year 2018
Programme Director for Business Administration,
Faculty of Social Sciences
Programme Director for Service Design and Management,
Faculty of Social Sciences
Programme Director for History,
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Programme Director for Computer Engineering, Programme Director for Robotics and Computer Engineering,
Faculty of Science and Technology
Programme Director for Pharmacy,
Faculty of Medicine