Courses/Teaching Staff | Department of Geography

Contacts of UT units

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Faculty phone: 
+372 737 5341
Faculty address: 
Jakobi 2, rooms 116–121, 51005 Tartu
  • Dean's Office
    Faculty phone: 
    + 372 737 5341
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 2, rooms 116–121, 51005 Tartu
  • Institute of History and Archaeology
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5651
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 2, 51005 Tartu
  • Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5221
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 2, 51005 Tartu
  • Institute of Philosophy and Semiotics
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5314
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 2, rooms 309–352, 51005 Tartu
  • Institute of Cultural Research
    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–29, 50103 Tartu
  • Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5582
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 36–301, 51003 Tartu
  • School of Economics and Business Administration
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6310
    Faculty address: 
    J. Liivi 4, 50409 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 20–324, 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, 50406 Tartu
  • 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, 51005 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, 51005 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 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
  • Tartu Observatory
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 4510
    Faculty address: 
    Observatooriumi 1, Tõravere, 61602 Tartumaa
  • 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, 51003 Tartu
Institutions
  • Library
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5702
    Faculty address: 
    W. Struve 1, 50091 Tartu
  • Youth Academy
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5581
    Faculty address: 
    Uppsala 10, 51003 Tartu
  • Institute of Genomics
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 4000
    Faculty address: 
    Riia 23b, 51010 Tartu
  • Museum
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5674
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 25, 51003 Tartu
  • University of Tartu Natural History Museum and Botanical Garden
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6076
    Faculty address: 
    Vanemuise 46, 51003 Tartu
Support Units
  • Administrative Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5606
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18a, 51005 Tartu
  • Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6339
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 3, III floor, 51003 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, 51005 Tartu
  • Finance Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5125
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 4, 51005 Tartu
  • Grant Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6215
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 3, III floor, 51003 Tartu
  • Information Technology Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6000, IT-help: +372 737 5500
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18a, 51005 Tartu
  • Human Resources Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5145
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, rooms 302 and 304, 50090 Tartu
  • Internal Audit Office
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 17–103, 51005 Tartu
  • Marketing and Communication Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5687
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, rooms 102, 104, 209, 210, 50090 Tartu
  • Office of Academic Affairs
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5620
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, 50090 Tartu
  • Procurement Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6632
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18a, 51005 Tartu
  • Rector's Strategy Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5600
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, 50090 Tartu
  • Student Council
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5400
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18b, 51005 Tartu
  • University of Tartu Press
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5945
    Faculty address: 
    W. Struve 1, 50091 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
  • 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, rooms 116–121, 51005 Tartu
  • Dean's Office
    Faculty phone: 
    + 372 737 5341
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 2, rooms 116–121, 51005 Tartu
  • Institute of History and Archaeology
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5651
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 2, 51005 Tartu
  • Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5221
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 2, 51005 Tartu
  • Institute of Philosophy and Semiotics
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5314
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 2, rooms 309–352, 51005 Tartu
  • Institute of Cultural Research
    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–29, 50103 Tartu
  • Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5582
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 36–301, 51003 Tartu
  • School of Economics and Business Administration
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6310
    Faculty address: 
    J. Liivi 4, 50409 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 20–324, 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, 50406 Tartu
  • 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, 51005 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, 51005 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 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
  • Tartu Observatory
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 4510
    Faculty address: 
    Observatooriumi 1, Tõravere, 61602 Tartumaa
  • 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, 51003 Tartu
Institutions
  • Library
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5702
    Faculty address: 
    W. Struve 1, 50091 Tartu
  • Youth Academy
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5581
    Faculty address: 
    Uppsala 10, 51003 Tartu
  • Institute of Genomics
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 4000
    Faculty address: 
    Riia 23b, 51010 Tartu
  • Museum
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5674
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 25, 51003 Tartu
  • University of Tartu Natural History Museum and Botanical Garden
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6076
    Faculty address: 
    Vanemuise 46, 51003 Tartu
Support Units
  • Administrative Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5606
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18a, 51005 Tartu
  • Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6339
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 3, III floor, 51003 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, 51005 Tartu
  • Finance Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5125
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 4, 51005 Tartu
  • Grant Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6215
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 3, III floor, 51003 Tartu
  • Information Technology Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6000, IT-help: +372 737 5500
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18a, 51005 Tartu
  • Human Resources Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5145
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, rooms 302 and 304, 50090 Tartu
  • Internal Audit Office
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 17–103, 51005 Tartu
  • Marketing and Communication Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5687
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, rooms 102, 104, 209, 210, 50090 Tartu
  • Office of Academic Affairs
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5620
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, 50090 Tartu
  • Procurement Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6632
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18a, 51005 Tartu
  • Rector's Strategy Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5600
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, 50090 Tartu
  • Student Council
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5400
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18b, 51005 Tartu
  • University of Tartu Press
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5945
    Faculty address: 
    W. Struve 1, 50091 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
  • 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/Teaching Staff

Core modules

Course Staff  
Master's Thesis Janika Raun (MSc, Programme Director) is junior research fellow in human geography. Her main research intrerests include tourism geography, consumer behaviour, destination functions, tourism impacts, destination marketing, and tracking technologies.

Master's Thesis

 

 

Age Poom (PhD) 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. 
Spatial Data Studio 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). 
Spatial Data Studio Alexander Kmoch (PhD) is a Post-doctoral Researcher in Geoinformatics with a strong focus on understanding, modelling, and managing of spatial data. His interests include OGC standards and web-services for environmental and spatio-temporal data sharing, modelling and 3D/4D interactive data visualisation. He has a background in computer science (BSc) and has worked in the IT industry in Germany for several years before completing his MSc in Austria and PhD in Geoinformatics in New Zealand.

Spatial Data Studio

Spatial Data Analysis

Raivo Aunap (PhD) is Associate Professor of Cartography. His main focus is on map design and drawing, terrain modelling, surveying techniques and map coordinate systems. As a Programme Director in Geography, Raivo is tightly working with students and engaged in the development of study programmes.
Introduction to Geographic Information System 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. 
Planning Project Veronika Mooses is a PhD student and in Human Geography at University of Tartu. Her main research interests include ethnic and social segregation, human spatio-temporal behaviour, smart cities, and mobile positioning. 

Planning Project

Geography, Communication and Spatial Mobility

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.

Planning Project

Geography, Communication and Spatial Mobility

Anto Aasa (PhD) is researcher in Human Geography at Tartu University and his research interests include the GIS, spatial statistics, geovisualizations, spatio-temporal behaviour of people, mobile positioning, information and communication technology, bioclimatology, and phenology. He has been active in develping of mobile positioning based research methodology.

Planning Project

Pille Metspalu is geographer and has been active in the field of spatial planning over 20 years. She is the leading regional and master planning consultant in Hendrikson&Ko Ltd, a lecturer of spatial planning in Tartu University. Her portfolio as a planning practitioner contains a large number of various planning projects, including Rail Baltic railway, marine spatial planning and more than 70 comprehensive plans for towns and rural municipalities. P. Metspalu has been active in developing planning methodology, she is the author of several planning guidelines. She is a member of the board of Estonian Association of Spatial Planners and Professional Planners’ Licensing Committee. 

Planning Project

Ingmar Pastak is a PhD student and junior researcher in Human Geography at University of Tartu. He has worked on the European Union-funded research project DIVERCITIES, which examined how cities can benefit from urban diversity in terms of social cohesion, social mobility and entrepreneurship. His PhD research focuses on the influence of public and private sector-led urban revitalisation projects in deprived neighbourhoods and displacement pressure caused by revitalisation and gentrification. His main research interests include urban revitalisation, gentrification, socio-spatial inequalities, urban governance and urban diversity.
Energy Flows and Material Cycles 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.
Project Management 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.

Geography, Communication and Spatial Mobility

Matthew Zook (PhD) is Professor of Information and Economic Geography in the Department of Geography at the University of Kentucky where he directs the DOLLY project, a repository of billions of geolocated tweets. His research focuses on the production, practices and uses of big geodata. He studies how code, algorithms, space and place interact as people increasingly use of mobile, digital technologies to navigate through their everyday, lived geographies. Of special interest is the duplicitous manner that code and content can congeal and individualize our experiences in our digitally augmented cities. He has served as a Fulbright Fellow at the Mobility Lab at Tartu University, (2013-14), a visiting Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute (2014), and a visiting scholar at the University of Auckland (2016-17). He is currently the managing editor of Big Data & Society and a co-editor of the AAG’s new journal, GeoHumanities.
Demography and Urban Social Geography 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. 
Demography and Urban Social Geography Anneli Kährik (PhD) is a senior researcher in urban geography at the Department of Geography, University of Tartu. She has particular interest in population, urban and housing research, and her research currently focuses on residential segregation, ethnic integration, and neighbourhood processes with particular focus on Eastern Europe and Nordic countries. 

Specialisation module

Course Staff  
Visual Geodata Mining Jukka Matthias Krisp (PhD) is a Professor of Applied Geoinformatics at the University of Augsburg, Germany. His current research interests include Location Based Services (LBS), Geovisualization, Visual Data Mining and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) applications in ecological network planning.

PostgreSQL/ PostGIS and GeoServer (WMS) Basics

Modelling with UML/GML and Web Feature Service

Valentina Sagris (PhD) is researcher in Geoinformatics. Her main research interest include conceptual geospatial modelling and database modelling with application for agriculture and biodiversity; land use mapping with remote sensing and compilation of CORINE Land Cover databases in Estonia; land use mapping of cities and studies on urban sprawl in Europe. Recent research projects explore application of thermal remote sensing in urban environment (urban heat islands) and wetlands ecology.
ArcGIS Software Kiira Mõisja (PhD) is a specialist in geoinformatics and she has profound experience in cartography and topographical data management. She has published many maps and worked at Estonian Land Board where she was responsible for topographical mapping. Her main research interest is spatial data quality. 
Applied Remote Sensing Krista Alikas (PhD) is a researcher in the Remote Sensing Department in Tartu Observatory, University of Tartu. Her research interest are satellite-based applications for monitoring inland and coastal waters for water quality studies and management purposes. She has been actively involved in European Space Agency satellites ENVISAT/MERIS and Sentinel-3/OLCI validation teams.
Introduction to Urban Planning 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.
Economic Geography of Urban Systems 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.
Work Placement Merle Muru (PhD) is a researcher in Geoinformatics. Her research interests are landscape modelling and relief analysis. Her research is focused on palaeogeography, reconstruction of past sea-level changes, morphology and evolution of coastal areas, and patterns of prehistoric human settlement.
Work Placement 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.