The first four Academica scholarships will be handed over at the University of Tartu Foundation’s scholarship award ceremony on Tuesday, 2 December at 4 pm in the University Art Museum.
In 2014, within the framework of the annual German-Estonian academic week Academica, young researchers and doctoral candidates of the University of Tartu were offered an opportunity to apply for scholarships to fund research projects with universities in Germany. The aim of the Academica scholarship programme is to encourage young scholars of the University of Tartu to develop research collaboration with German universities and research institutions.
The first four scholarship recipients are doctoral candidates of the Faculty of Philosophy Siiri Aluoja and Kairit Kaur, Research Fellow of the Faculty of Philosophy Riin Kõiv, and Research Fellow of the Institute of Computer Science Vesal Vojdani.
The Federation of Employers’ Associations of North Rhine-Westphalia, which has been the main supporter of Academica since its inception, expressed satisfaction with the fact that three out of four successful applicants partner closely with researchers from universities located in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.