Projects and cooperation
University of Tartu reserachers and students cooperation with universities in Asia is varied. Below you may see some examples from every faculty.
Faculty of Medicine
The largest project in the field of medicine is “Edushare”. The project helps to build and improve the level of biomedical training through adopting international academic standards and transferring technology between European and Vietnam universities. Aiming to raise academic standards and introduce new technologies and methods, the project helps to build capacity at several universities in Vietnam through field studies, workshops, and short courses. In addition, an extensive international research are being carried out during the project. With the University of Tartu as the lead partner, consortium is composed of the University of Greifswald, Karolinska Institute, University of Essex from the European sidede and Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Danang University of Medical Technology and Pharmacy, Hanoi Medical University, Hanoi University of Pharmacy and Dinh Tien Hoang Institute of Medicine from Vietnamese part. Consortium also involves companies such as ScanBalt fmba from Denmark and Global HR Partner LLC. More information about the project.
Some resultsabout the project:
Faculty of Social Sciences
The School of Education of the University of Tartu and Centre of Applied Social Sciences partake in the process of revision of Tajikistan's national pedagogical standards and curricula and bringing it in line with the Bologna criteria. The modernization of higher education in Tajikistan and improving quality of teaching with the help of Estonian researchers began with previous projects initiated and developed by the Johan Skytte Institute for Political Studies.
During the project, UT experts analyse the national standards and curricula, develop new guidelines for curriculum developers and pedagogical faculty members, and conduct curriculum development seminars and teaching trainings at the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Tajikistan.
Faculty of Natural Sciences
The Mobility Laboratory of the Department of Geography at the University of Tartu in collaboration with the Shanghai City Institute of Smart Cities create “the most human-friendly city” that is possible for people with mobility needs based on data from mobile positioning. The data is also used in joint research projects and resulted in vast number of academic articles. The Mobility Lab focuses more specifically on issues such as urban development and human activity in the city, planning and development of urban centers, creative industries and creative cities, ethnic segregation, tourism geography and event management, and human behavior in response to climate change.
Read more about the UT Mobility Lab here.
Faculty of Humanities and Arts
PhD student in ethnology, Kikee D. Bhutia researches religious narratives, that are connected with supernatural landscapes, pilgrimage, people ang gods in Sikkhim, Himalaya and India. From the research, a documentary named Dhokbu - The Keeper was published