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Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Faculty phone: 
(+372) 737 5341
Faculty address: 
Jakobi 2 - 116-121, 51014, Tartu
  • Dean's Office
    Faculty phone: 
    + 372 737 5341
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 2, rooms 116 - 121, 51014, Tartu
  • Institute of History and Archaeology
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5651
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 2, 51003, Tartu
  • Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5221
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 2, 51014, Tartu
  • Institute of Philosophy and Semiotics
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5314
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 2, III, rooms 309-352, 51014, Tartu
  • Institute of Cultural Research and Arts
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5223
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 16, 51003, Tartu
  • School of Theology and Religious Studies
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5301
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18-310, 50090, Tartu
  • College of Foreign Languages and Cultures
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 3, 51003, Tartu
  • Viljandi Culture Academy
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 435 5232
    Faculty address: 
    Posti 1, 71004, Viljandi
Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty phone: 
(+372) 737 5957
Faculty address: 
Lossi 36, 51003, Tartu
  • Dean's Office
    Faculty phone: 
    + 372 737 5900
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 36, 51003, Tartu
  • Institute of Education
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 6440
    Faculty address: 
    Salme 1a, room 29, 50103, Tartu
  • Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5582
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 36, roomm 301, 51003, Tartu
  • School of Economics and Business Administration
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 6310
    Faculty address: 
    Narva mnt 4-A315, 51009, Tartu
  • Institute of Psychology
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5902
    Faculty address: 
    Näituse 2, 50409, Tartu
  • School of Law
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5390
    Faculty address: 
    Näituse 20, 50409, Tartu
  • Institute of Social Studies
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5188
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 36, 51003, Tartu
  • Narva College
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 740 1900
    Faculty address: 
    Raekoja plats 2, 20307, Narva
  • Pärnu College
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 445 0520
    Faculty address: 
    Ringi 35, 80012, Pärnu
Faculty of Medicine
Faculty phone: 
(+372) 737 5326
Faculty address: 
Ravila 19, 50411, Tartu
  • Dean's Office
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5326
    Faculty address: 
    Ravila 19, 50411, Tartu
  • Institute of Biomedicine and Translational Medicine
    Faculty phone: 
    +(372) 737 4210
    Faculty address: 
    Biomeedikum, Ravila 19, 50411, Tartu
  • Institute of Pharmacy
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5286
    Faculty address: 
    Nooruse 1, 50411, Tartu
  • Institute of Dentistry
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 731 9856
    Faculty address: 
    Raekoja plats 6, 51003, Tartu
  • Institute of Clinical Medicine
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5323
    Faculty address: 
    L. Puusepa 8, 51014, Tartu, Eesti
  • Institute of Family Medicine and Public Health
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 4190
    Faculty address: 
    Ravila 19, 50411 Tartu
  • Institute of Sport Sciences and Physiotherapy
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5360
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 5-205, 51014, Tartu
Faculty of Science and Technology
Faculty phone: 
(+372) 737 5820
Faculty address: 
Vanemuise 46-208, 51014, Tartu
  • Dean's Office
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5820
    Faculty address: 
    Vanemuise 46 - 208, 51014, Tartu
  • Institute of Computer Science
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5445
    Faculty address: 
    J. Liivi 2, 50409, Tartu
  • Estonian Marine Institute
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 671 8902
    Faculty address: 
    Mäealuse 14, 12618, Tallinn
  • Institute of Physics
    Faculty address: 
    W. Ostwaldi Str 1, 50411, Tartu
  • Institute of Chemistry
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5261
    Faculty address: 
    Ravila 14a, 50411, Tartu
  • Institute of Mathematics and Statistics
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5860
    Faculty address: 
    J. Liivi 2, 50409, Tartu
  • Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5011
    Faculty address: 
    Riia 23, 23b-134, 51010, Tartu
  • Institute of Technology
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 4800
    Faculty address: 
    Nooruse 1, 50411, Tartu
  • Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5835
    Faculty address: 
    Vanemuise 46, 51014, Tartu
Institutions
  • Library
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5702
    Faculty address: 
    W.Struve 1, 50091, Tartu
  • Youth Academy
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5581
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 38, 51003, Tartu
  • Estonian Genome Center
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 4000
    Faculty address: 
    Riia 23b, 51010, Tartu
  • Museum
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5674
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 25, 51014, Tartu
  • University of Tartu Natural History Museum and Botanical Garden
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 6076
    Faculty address: 
    Vanemuise 46, 51014, Tartu
Support Units
  • Administrative Office
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5606
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18a, 51014, Tartu
  • University Office in Tallinn
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6600
    Faculty address: 
    Teatri väljak 3, 10143 Tallinn
  • Estates Office
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5137
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18a, 51014, Tartu
  • Finance Office
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5125
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 4, 51014, Tartu
  • Information Technology Office
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 6000, arvutiabi: 737 5500
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18a, 51014, Tartu
  • Internal Audit Office
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 17-114, 51014, Tartu
  • Marketing and Communication Office
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5687
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, ruum 210, 50090, Tartu
  • Office of Academic Affairs
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 6215
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, 50090, Tartu
  • Office of Research and Development
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 6192
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 3, III korrus, 51003, Tartu
  • Human Resources Office
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5145
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, rooms 302 and 304, 50090, Tartu
  • Rector's Strategy Office
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5600
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, 51014, Tartu
  • Student Council
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5400
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18b, 51014, Tartu
Other Units
  • University of Tartu Academic Sports Club
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5371
    Faculty address: 
    Ujula 4, 51008 Tartu
  • Tartu Student Village
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 740 9959
    Faculty address: 
    Narva mnt 25, 51013 Tartu
  • Tartu Students’ Club
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 730 2400
    Faculty address: 
    Kalevi 24, 51010 Tartu
  • University of Tartu Press
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5945
    Faculty address: 
    W. Struve 1, 50091 Tartu
  • Tartu University Hospital
    Faculty address: 
    L. Puusepa 1a, 50406 Tartu
  • University of Tartu Foundation
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5852
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, 50090 Tartu
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Contacts of UT units

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Faculty phone: 
(+372) 737 5341
Faculty address: 
Jakobi 2 - 116-121, 51014, Tartu
  • Dean's Office
    Faculty phone: 
    + 372 737 5341
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 2, rooms 116 - 121, 51014, Tartu
  • Institute of History and Archaeology
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5651
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 2, 51003, Tartu
  • Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5221
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 2, 51014, Tartu
  • Institute of Philosophy and Semiotics
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5314
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 2, III, rooms 309-352, 51014, Tartu
  • Institute of Cultural Research and Arts
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5223
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 16, 51003, Tartu
  • School of Theology and Religious Studies
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5301
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18-310, 50090, Tartu
  • College of Foreign Languages and Cultures
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 3, 51003, Tartu
  • Viljandi Culture Academy
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 435 5232
    Faculty address: 
    Posti 1, 71004, Viljandi
Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty phone: 
(+372) 737 5957
Faculty address: 
Lossi 36, 51003, Tartu
  • Dean's Office
    Faculty phone: 
    + 372 737 5900
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 36, 51003, Tartu
  • Institute of Education
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 6440
    Faculty address: 
    Salme 1a, room 29, 50103, Tartu
  • Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5582
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 36, roomm 301, 51003, Tartu
  • School of Economics and Business Administration
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 6310
    Faculty address: 
    Narva mnt 4-A315, 51009, Tartu
  • Institute of Psychology
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5902
    Faculty address: 
    Näituse 2, 50409, Tartu
  • School of Law
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5390
    Faculty address: 
    Näituse 20, 50409, Tartu
  • Institute of Social Studies
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5188
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 36, 51003, Tartu
  • Narva College
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 740 1900
    Faculty address: 
    Raekoja plats 2, 20307, Narva
  • Pärnu College
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 445 0520
    Faculty address: 
    Ringi 35, 80012, Pärnu
Faculty of Medicine
Faculty phone: 
(+372) 737 5326
Faculty address: 
Ravila 19, 50411, Tartu
  • Dean's Office
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5326
    Faculty address: 
    Ravila 19, 50411, Tartu
  • Institute of Biomedicine and Translational Medicine
    Faculty phone: 
    +(372) 737 4210
    Faculty address: 
    Biomeedikum, Ravila 19, 50411, Tartu
  • Institute of Pharmacy
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5286
    Faculty address: 
    Nooruse 1, 50411, Tartu
  • Institute of Dentistry
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 731 9856
    Faculty address: 
    Raekoja plats 6, 51003, Tartu
  • Institute of Clinical Medicine
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5323
    Faculty address: 
    L. Puusepa 8, 51014, Tartu, Eesti
  • Institute of Family Medicine and Public Health
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 4190
    Faculty address: 
    Ravila 19, 50411 Tartu
  • Institute of Sport Sciences and Physiotherapy
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5360
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 5-205, 51014, Tartu
Faculty of Science and Technology
Faculty phone: 
(+372) 737 5820
Faculty address: 
Vanemuise 46-208, 51014, Tartu
  • Dean's Office
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5820
    Faculty address: 
    Vanemuise 46 - 208, 51014, Tartu
  • Institute of Computer Science
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5445
    Faculty address: 
    J. Liivi 2, 50409, Tartu
  • Estonian Marine Institute
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 671 8902
    Faculty address: 
    Mäealuse 14, 12618, Tallinn
  • Institute of Physics
    Faculty address: 
    W. Ostwaldi Str 1, 50411, Tartu
  • Institute of Chemistry
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5261
    Faculty address: 
    Ravila 14a, 50411, Tartu
  • Institute of Mathematics and Statistics
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5860
    Faculty address: 
    J. Liivi 2, 50409, Tartu
  • Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5011
    Faculty address: 
    Riia 23, 23b-134, 51010, Tartu
  • Institute of Technology
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 4800
    Faculty address: 
    Nooruse 1, 50411, Tartu
  • Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5835
    Faculty address: 
    Vanemuise 46, 51014, Tartu
Institutions
  • Library
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5702
    Faculty address: 
    W.Struve 1, 50091, Tartu
  • Youth Academy
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5581
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 38, 51003, Tartu
  • Estonian Genome Center
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 4000
    Faculty address: 
    Riia 23b, 51010, Tartu
  • Museum
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5674
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 25, 51014, Tartu
  • University of Tartu Natural History Museum and Botanical Garden
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 6076
    Faculty address: 
    Vanemuise 46, 51014, Tartu
Support Units
  • Administrative Office
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5606
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18a, 51014, Tartu
  • University Office in Tallinn
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6600
    Faculty address: 
    Teatri väljak 3, 10143 Tallinn
  • Estates Office
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5137
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18a, 51014, Tartu
  • Finance Office
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5125
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 4, 51014, Tartu
  • Information Technology Office
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 6000, arvutiabi: 737 5500
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18a, 51014, Tartu
  • Internal Audit Office
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 17-114, 51014, Tartu
  • Marketing and Communication Office
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5687
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, ruum 210, 50090, Tartu
  • Office of Academic Affairs
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 6215
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, 50090, Tartu
  • Office of Research and Development
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 6192
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 3, III korrus, 51003, Tartu
  • Human Resources Office
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5145
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, rooms 302 and 304, 50090, Tartu
  • Rector's Strategy Office
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5600
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, 51014, Tartu
  • Student Council
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5400
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18b, 51014, Tartu
Other Units
  • University of Tartu Academic Sports Club
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5371
    Faculty address: 
    Ujula 4, 51008 Tartu
  • Tartu Student Village
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 740 9959
    Faculty address: 
    Narva mnt 25, 51013 Tartu
  • Tartu Students’ Club
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 730 2400
    Faculty address: 
    Kalevi 24, 51010 Tartu
  • University of Tartu Press
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5945
    Faculty address: 
    W. Struve 1, 50091 Tartu
  • Tartu University Hospital
    Faculty address: 
    L. Puusepa 1a, 50406 Tartu
  • University of Tartu Foundation
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5852
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, 50090 Tartu
  • View all other units

Courses and People

Studies

The master’s programme prepares specialists and experts on spatial data management for various fields of life in public, private, or non-governmental sector. During the studies, the students get acquainted with the spatial processes and phenomena in the contemporary society and environment such as migration, urbanization, land use and climate change. In data oriented studios and courses, students get skills and know-how how to obtain, manage, analyse, and use data concerning these processes in spatial planning, decision-making, and policy-development.

Intensive studio-format combining data management and geography, high-level theoretical courses, the possibility to individually design half of the curriculum together with world class scientific team provides the future alumni a competitive advantage on contemporary job market.


Study structure

The two-years master’s programme “Geoinformatics for Urbanised Society” consists of four equal cycles:

¼ – intensive and practical studio format,

¼ – specialisation courses and work placement,

¼ – elective and optional courses,

¼ – master’s thesis.

During the first year, the students work half of the time in data and planning studios. While the year starts with field works for data acquisition and moves on through the management of databases and data analyses, it ends with a well-visualised planning project prepared by the students using the same data. As a result of the year, the students know and are able to choose and use proper tools of geoinformatics and methods for quantitative analysis.

The data and planning studios are complemented by special courses in geography (e.g., urban social geography, geography of information society, energy fluxes and material cycles) and courses for developing practical skills of students (programming, project management, environmental impact assessment).

The 3-weeks-long work placement after the first school year provides the student practical experiences of solving real life tasks in teamwork. Work placement thus enables the student to broaden the understanding about work with spatial data and about the arrangement of work in organizations and teams. It also helps to increase the professional network of students, either in Estonia or abroad.

The students design by themselves the content of the second year by choosing courses that support specialisation (20 ECTS), optional courses according to the broad interests of students (10 ECTS), or the topic and methods for master thesis. The students are encouraged to spend their third semester of studies abroad. If staying in Estonia, the students are also recommended to take courses related to Estonian language and culture.

The students work with their master thesis continuously during the studies, both individually under the supervision of the supervisor as well as in the master seminars. In the beginning of the forth semester, individually designed course of statistical methods supports the progress with master thesis. The forth semester is devoted to writing the thesis.

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Spatial data studio

15 ECTS

Planning project

15 ECTS

Master thesis

1  ECTS

Work place-ment

5 ECTS

Master thesis  

2  ECTS

Master thesis 27  ECTS

 

Urban theory, GIS, computer programming, energy fluxes and material cycles, environmental assessment of urban regions, geography of information society, project management

23  ECTS

 

Specialisation, semester abroad

20 ECTS

 

Methods for master thesis

2  ECTS

 

Optional courses 10 ECTS




Course/Module name Course/Module Description ECTS
Spatial Data Studio Provides the student knowledge and skills of data acquisition and management that are necessary for the governance of urbanised society. Covers data and databases that are related to social and physical geography, landscape ecology, smart cities, and mobility. 15 
Planning Project Introduces the theories of spatial planning, provides knowledge and skills how to compile a spatial plan and how to use spatial databases, analysis and visualisation techniques in the management of processes and spatial planning. 15
Geography Module Provides knowledge of various social and environmental processes and methods, tools of geoinformatics and statistics, programming and project management skills. 25
Specialisation Module Provides deeper knowledge and skills about spatial processes and data management according to the preferences of the student. It is possible to conduct specialisation studies abroad. 20
Work Placement Enables the student to broaden the understanding about work with spatial data in practice and about the arrangement of work in organisations and teams. Provides practical experiences of solving real life tasks in teamwork. 5
Optional Courses The student can choose courses of interest. 10
Master's Thesis Provides graduates profound scientific knowledge in geoinformatics and spatial patterns of some specific natural or social processes and the ability to solve problems with the tools of geoinformatics, the skills to perform scientific work and to implement it in work.  30

People

Rein Ahas (PhD) is Professor of Human Geography and his research interests include the spatial mobility, urban and tourism geography, impacts of climate change. He has been active in the developing of mobile positioning based research methodology. He is a member of Eurostat Task Force a Task Force on Big Data and Official Statistics and the editorial boards of the Journal of Location Based Services (Taylor & Francis), Big Data & Society (SAGE) and Travel Behavior and Society (Elsevier).
Tõnu Oja (PhD) is Professor of Geoinformatics and Cartography. His main research interests are landscape metrics, uncertainties and relations to landscape consumption; spatial relations of real world phenomena; nutrient cycling in the system plant-soil- atmosphere, environmental impact to spatio-temporal structure of nutrient cycling, dynamics and structure of forest ecosystems; sustainable development, including indicators and regionalisation. He is an expert on Strategic Environmental Impact Assessment.
Evelyn Uuemaa (PhD) is senior researcher in geoinformatics and she has strong background in landscape ecology. Her main research interests are landscape analysis (especially quantifying spatial pattern), spatial analysis, landscape planning, water quality modelling in relation to land use changes. She has received EU Horizon 2020 Marie Curie fellow at the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, New Zealand (2015-2017).
Jaak Jaagus (PhD) is Professor of Climatology and his research area covers a wide range of climate-related fields like the influence of global warming on weather and water regime in Estonia, climate change scenarios for the end of the 21st century, the influence of the large-scale atmospheric circulation on climate variability in Estonia and in the whole Europe, climate change impact on the coastal zone environment in Estonia and the whole Europe, the dependence of the seasonal development of nature on weather variability and atmospheric circulation, climate changes in the polar regions and its impacts, overview of climate changes in the Baltic Sea region.

Ülo Mander (PhD) is Professor of Physical Geography and Landscape Ecology, head of the Department of Geography. His main research areas are carbon and nutrient cycling in landscapes, constructed wetlands, green infrastructure. He belongs to 1% most cited scientist in the field of ecology and environmental sciences. He has been visiting scientist/visiting professor at various universities and research centers (University of Kiel, Lund University, University of Linköping, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, National Agricultural Research Center for Hokkaido Region, Ohio State University, French National Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture (IRSTEA). Estonian government has awarded him with the National Science Award in the field of argicultural sciences in 2000 and in the field of bio- and geosciences in 2012.

Ivika Ostonen (PhD) is senior researcher in Landscape Ecology and she has background in plant ecology and ecophysiology. Her main research interests are root ecology, biodiversity and ecosystem functioning, biomass allocation patterns in global change, production, decomposition and nutrient cycling in belowground of different ecosystems, ecosystem adaptation mechanisms in global change, C and N stores and fluxes. She has worked as ecologists in climate experiments and along natural gradients (boreal-temperate forests, soil warming, and fertility). Estonian Government has awarded her with the National Science Award in the field of agricultural science in 2014.
Tiit Tammaru (PhD) is Professor of Urban and Population Geography and a visiting researcher at Delft University of Technology. His research interests include migration; residential mobility and neighbourhood change; and integration and segregation of ethnic and social groups over multiple life domains (family, places of residence and work), also in comparative urban studies, and he is the editor of the book Social Segregation in European Capital Cities (Routledge 2016). He is among the top cited researches in the field of urban studies in Eastern Europe. He is leading the development of a longitudinal linked censuses and registers data for urban and population geographic studies in Estonia. Estonian government has awarded him with a title social scientist of the year 2011.
Daniel B. Hess (PhD) is Professor of Urban Planning in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York (USA). He is also Director of the Centre for Migration and Urban Studies at the University of Tartu, where he is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow. Trained as a civil engineer and urban planner, his scholarship explores how transportation, housing, and access foster social and economic functions of cities. Recent research projects in Estonia explore the legacy of town planning and how the wide-ranging effects of various occupations affect local and national planning systems and planning practice. His research also seeks to explain housing systems and historical and current population dynamics to explore the effects of inherited segmentation from state socialism.
Age Poom is lecturer in Environmental Management and her research focuses on the spatially varying environmental load of final consumption and mobility, environmental management and impact assessment, and mobile methods in activity space and mobility studies. She is a member of the of the Environmental Impact Assessment Licensing Committee in Estonia, Estonian Association for Environmental Impact Assessment, and Estonian Association for Environmental Management.
Frank Witlox (PhD) is Professor of Economic Geography at Ghent University, a Visiting Professor at Tartu University and an Honorary Professor at The University of Nottingham. His research focuses on travel behaviour analysis and modelling, travel and land use, sustainable mobility issues, business travel, cross-border mobility, city logistics, global commodity chains, globalization and world city-formation, polycentric urban development, and locational analysis of corporations. He is the chairman of the Benelux Interuniversity Association of Transport Economists, of the Institute of Sustainable Mobility at UGent, and of the Belgium Institute of Transport Organizers. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Transport Geography and an Associate Editor of Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie.
Garri Raagmaa (PhD) is Associate Professor of Regional Planning. His research area is about regional planning and development focusing on regional innovation, entrepreneurship, identity and leadership issues. He has taught regional planning, economic geography and regional innovation systems at several Nordic and Baltic Universities. He is a national representative of the Regional Studies Association and the Association of European Schools of planning as well as a member of the Association of Estonian Planners and the Estonian Economic Association.
Siiri Silm (PhD) is researcher in Human Geography and her main research interests have been human geography and planning, space-time behaviour studies, ethnic segregation, social networks, seasonality of human activities, mobile positioning.