urmas klaasUrmas Klaas is a Mayor of Tartu.

Education
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

Career
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 

Party affiliation
Estonian Reform Party 2006–

Social activities
Estonian Orienteering Federation, President; Member of the Estonian Defence League

Awards
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 

Interests
Literature, sports, fishing, gardening.

garri raagmaaGarri 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.

karl kullKarl Kull was born in Tartu on December 11, 1989. He studied in Tartu Miina Härma Gymnasium in 1997-2009. Karl Kull studied chemistry in Tartu University and has taken refresher courses in Tallin Technical University

Karl Kull was a teacher of chemistry in Tartu Miina Härma Gymnasium in 2010- 2014. He is a Chairman of the Board of HealMe OÜ and founder of Hirv OÜ. He is a member of Tartu City Council since 2013.

He has a network of Swiss, German, Belgian, English, Lithuanian as well as ohter European medically related enterprises. He has been involved with different European IT projects.

He is a Deputy Chairman of academic fraternal organization Korp! Sakala Alumni Association and a Chairman of MTÜ Sport and Music Plus.

His hobbies are restoration, motor sports, ice hockey and musics.

Date and place of birth:  March 6, 1977, Tartu

Education:

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 

Degree: 

Ph.D (Political and Social Sciences), 2012 

Professional career: 

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)

raul allan kiivet 2015Raul-Allan Kiivet, Professor of Health Care Management and Head of Department of Public Health, University of Tartu, holds a PhD in Medicine (clinical pharmacology) from the Karolinska Institute, Sweden (1999). 

He is a leading specialist in issues of health care management, organisation and legislation. He has been a chairman and a member of multiple task forces and committees and acting as expert to the Ministry of Social Affairs in Estonia on matters related to a variety of aspects in provision of health care services, planning of health programmes and interventions. 

During 2003–2006 he served as member of Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use at the European Medicines Agency and during 2007–2008 he worked in the WHO headquarters in Geneva as Manager of the Prequalification Programme. 

His research interests include pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacoeconomics, clinical pharmacogenetics and pharmacokinetics, and during the last decade health services research and health technology assessment.

tonis karkiTõnis 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.