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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.
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
Karl Kull, Member of the Council
Karl 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.
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)
Maris Jesse, Member of the Council
Raul-Allan Kiivet, Member of the Council
Raul-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.
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.