On 17 May, the election commission confirmed the results of the senate elections.
According to the chair of the election commission, Academic Secretary of the University of Tartu Tõnis Karki, it was a pleasure to have so many candidates in the senate elections and that the e-elections went smoothly. "The year 2023 is one of a kind, with the elections of the rector, the senate, the deans and the student representatives taking place in the same year," Karki added. The year of elections will end in autumn when the deans of the faculties will be elected.
1325 out of 2075 university employees eligible to vote took part in senate elections (63.86%). In the elections of academic staff representatives, all academic staff whose workload as academic staff at the university is at least 20 hours per week have the right to vote. The elections took place on 16 May by secret ballot on www.valimised.ut.ee.
From each faculty, four candidates with the highest number of votes were elected to the senate. The list of alternate members from each faculty was also established according to ranking.
The University of Tartu senate has 22 members. The senate comprises the rector as the chair of the senate, 16 members elected by academic staff members and five representatives of students. The mandate of the new composition of the senate starts on 1 July.
alternate members Aivar Kriiska, Ave Matsin and Liina Lukas,
alternate members Kadri Ukrainski, Priit Vahter, Merle Taimalu and Kandela Õun,
alternate members Aare Märtson, Helle Karro and Kristjan Kais,
alternate members Liis Siinor, Alan Henry Tkaczyk and Ilona Faustova.