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Urmas Klaas, Head of the Council
Urmas Klaas is a Mayor of Tartu.
University of Tartu, MA in history 1998. MA thesis: "Orthodox Church in Southern Estonia 1848–1917. Administrative arrangement and priesthood” 1998
Tartu University, history 1994 (cum laude)
Räpina Secondary School 1989
Since April 2014 Mayor of Tartu
11th and 12th Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) 2007–2014: Chairman of Economic Affairs Committee 2007-2011, Chairman of Cultural Affairs Committee 2011-2014
Põlva County Governor 2004–2007
Ministry of Education and Research, Head of Information Department 2004
Newspaper Postimees: News Department, editor, Head of Opinion Department, Head of Tartu Office; Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Editor-in-Chief 1995–2003
University of Tartu, Chair of Estonian History, Assistant, Lecturer 1994–2003
Estonian Reform Party 2006–
Estonian Orienteering Federation, President; Member of the Estonian Defence League
Grand Merit Cross with Star of the Federal Republic of Germany 2013
Cross of Merit of the Estonian Defence League 2007
Lõuna Police Prefecture Distinguished Service Medal 2006
Golden Cross of Merit of the Republic of Poland 2005
Literature, sports, fishing, gardening.
Ennu Sepp, Member of the Council
Ennu Sepp was born on Nov 13th 1938. He graduated Tartu University Faculty of Medicine in 1964. Ennu Sepp worked as a lecturer at Tartu University Medical Faculty and became a professor in 1976. He defended his dissertation in 1967 and doctoral theses in 1972. Professor Ennu Sepp has worked as a wice dean of the Medical Faculty of Tartu University for 12 years.
In 1983, he was awarded the National Science Award of the Estonian SSR as a member of the team.
Professor Ennu Sepp is a member of Estonian Surgeons Association, French Flebology Society and German Surgeons Society. H ehas published 217 publications, mostly on vascular reconstructive surgery, surgical gastroenterology, orthopedics and urology.
Ennu Sepp is married and has three adult children.
Garri Raagmaa, Member of the Council
Garri Raagmaa, Associate Professor at the University of Tartu, holds a PhD in philosophy from Tartu University (2000).
Garri Raagmaa is working at Tartu University since 1997. He has worked as a Director of Tartu University Pärnu College, an advisor to Minister of Regional Affairs, Mayor of Tapa and at research agency TNS EMOR.
Garri Raagmaa is one of the leading specialists of human geography in Estonia.
His fields of research include institutional and cultural factors in the local and regional development and planning, foresight and a long-term strategic planning methodology, screenwriting, globalization and regionalization in the Baltic Sea region.
Igor Abarenkov, Member of the Council
Kristjan Vassil, Member of the Council
Date and place of birth: March 6, 1977, Tartu
2012 Ph.D (Political and Social Sciences), European University Institute
2008 MRes (Political and Social Sciences), European University Institute (Florence, Italy)
2007 MA (Communication Studies), University of Tartu
2006 BA (Public Relations and Communications), University of Tartu
Ph.D (Political and Social Sciences), 2012
since 2016 University of Tartu, Faculty of Social Sciences, Vice Dean for Research and Development
since 2016 University of Tartu, Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies, Senior Research Fellow
2014–2015 University of Tartu, Institute of Government and Politics, Research Fellow
2012–2014 University of Tartu, Institute of Government and Politics, Senior Research Fellow (postdoctoral fellow)
since 2012 Estonian National Election Study (ENES), member of steering committee
2010–2011 Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS), research assistant
2009–2010 Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS), co-director of the e-voting study
2009 European Democracy Observatory (EUDO), Country team manager
2009 European Election Study (EES), Survey coordinator
2008-2009 European University Institute (EUI), study assistant
Main field of research:
Technology research, economic and behavioural impacts of e-government, use of machine learning and artificial intellect for prototyping public e-services, voting behaviour, government and political sciences.
Teaching and supervising:
Supervised a number of bachelor’s and master’s theses in the University of Tartu. Currently under supervision 2 doctoral theses (one in political sciences, one in experimental psychology), 3 master’s theses (incl. one co-supervision with Tallinn University of Technology) and 4 bachelor’s theses.
Courses taught at the University of Tartu:
• Diffusion and usage of Internet Voting (MOOC)
• Measuring the Impact of E-Government: Economic, Political and Social Outcomes (MA course)
• Quantitative methods (MA course)
• Voting behaviour (MA course)
• STATA data analysis (optional)
Administrative and other duties:
• 2009 Country team leader to the pan-European voting advice application EU-Profiler
• 2011, 2015 Development of the Valijakompass for Riigikogu elections 2013 Project manager of Parlamendikompass for local elections
• 2014 Country team leader to the pan-European voting advice application EuandI
• 2016 Responsible for the technical development of the voting advice application for the U.S. Presidential elections www.societly.com
• Member of the editorial board of Memokraat, an independent public blog
• Member of Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA)
• Member of American Political Science Association (APSA)
• Member of European Consortium of Political Research (ECPR)
Margus Lember, Member of the Council
Date of birth December 12th, 1960.
01.01.2000–... Professor of propedeutics of internal medicine at the University of Tartu, Head of the Department of Internal Medicine
01.01.2000–... Head of the Clinic of Internal Medicine, Tartu University Hospital
01.01.1993–31.12.2000 Docent (associate professor) of the Department of Polyclinic and Family Medicine, University of Tartu
01.01.1990–31.12.1992 assistant at the Department of Internal Medicine, University of Tartu;
01.01.1989–31.12.1992 Researcher and senior researcher at the Institute of General and Molecular Pathology, University of Tartu;
01.01.1986–31.12.1986 district doctor at the Polyclinic of the Tallinn Pelgulinna Hospital;
01.01.1986–31.12.1989 PhD student at the Institute of General and Molecular Pathology, University of Tartu;
1979–1985 Medical Faculty of the University of Tartu (cum laude)
R &D related managerial and administrative work
2016−... Dean of the Medical Faculty
2012−... Board member of the European Journal of Internal Medicine
2003−... Board member of the Estonian Society of Internal Medicine since 2003
2001−... Referee for the following journals: British Journal of General Practice, Education for Health, International Journal for Quality in Health Care, International Journal for Health Planning and Management
2000−... Member of the Editorial Board of the journal Eesti Arst (Estonian Physician) since 2000
2000−... Adviser of the Ministry of Social Affairs in Internal Medicine since 2000
2000−... Member of the Council of the Medical Faculty since 2000.
2013−2017 Chairman of the Norway grants expert committee
2012−2017 Member of the editorial board of the World Journal of Gastroenterology
2009−2017 Associate editor of the BMC Health Services Research
2008−2017 Chairman of the Estonian Society of Internal Medicine
Margus Lember, Doctor's Degree, 1998, (sup) Mauri Isokoski; Kari Mattila, Implementing modern general practice in Estonia, Tampere Ülikool.
Margus Lember, Doctor's Degree, 1990, (sup) Agu Tamm, Laktoosi malabsortsiooni diagnostika kliinilistes ja epidemioloogilistes uuringutes uriini galaktoosi kontsentratsiooni põhjal (Laktoosi malabsortsiooni diagnostika kliinilistes ja epidemioloogilistes uuringutes uriini galaktoosi kontsentratsiooni põhjal), University of Tartu.
Honors and awards
1995 Estonian State award for research
Maris Jesse, Member of the Council
Dr Maris Jesse holds a medical degree from Tartu University, Estonia and MSc degrees from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. She has led the Estonian Health Insurance Fund as Chairman of Management Board, worked as senior health specialist at the World Bank and as health policy analyst at PRAXIS Center for Policy Studies and also served as the Director of the National Institute for Health Development
Estonia. Dr Jesse served as Member of Executive Board of WHO 2009–2012, and represented the WHO European Region in the working group of WHO governance reform in 2015. Dr Jesse has been an advocate of public health and health systems development, nationally and internationally. She led the Government Taskforce on Injury Prevention between 2013 and 2014, is a member of Government Committee on Equal Rights, and a member of Committee on Drug Prevention.
Maris Jesse is a Deputy Secretary General on Health at the Ministry of Social Affairs.
Tõnis Karki, Member of the Council
Tõnis Karki was born on December 24th in 1963. He graduated the Tartu University Faculty of Medicine in 1988 cum laude and defended his doctoral thesis on 1996.
Tõnis Karki's career:
1988 - postgraduate student at the Department of microbiology,
1989 - 1996 University of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine; Assistant
1996 - 1997 University of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine; Lecturer
1997 - 2006 University of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine; Associate Professor
2006 - 2006 University of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Microbiology; Extraordinary Senior Researcher
2006 - ... University of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Microbiology; Senior Researcher
2006 - ... University of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Microbiology, Chair of Medical Microbiology and Virology; Associate Professor
2002 - ... Vice Dean for Academioc Affairs of the Faculty of Medicine since 2002.
His research areas include HIV infection in Estonia: molecular and clinical implications of host and virus interactions.
Tõnis Karki member of the Estonian Union of Microbiologists and the Estonian Uniion of Medical Microbiology..
Tõnis Karki has two children - Martin and Kristin.