Tõnu Lehtsaar is acting rector of the University of Tartu

At the extraordinary senate session on 27 December, the senate of the University of Tartu unanimously appointed professor Tõnu Lehtsaar as the acting rector.

In his speech to the senate, Lehtsaar said that his primary goal as the university’s acting rector is to maintain stability and find a new rector. “We will keep the university going. I asked members of the Rector’s Office at the meeting this morning if they were willing to continue in their office. I didn’t expect them to answer right away, but they confirmed that we will go forward together,” he said.     

Tõnu Lehtsaar assumed office as acting rector on 27 December for a term of maximum one year but no longer than until 23 December 2018.

The university council will decide the time and procedure of rector elections.