On Monday, 18 May, the Council of Tallinn University of Technology elected Professor Tiit Land Rector of Tallinn University of Technology.
Watch the press conference starting at 16:30 p.m. in TalTech, which will be attended by members of the Board and the elected Rector. www.taltech.ee/Election2020
Tiit Land took office as Rector of Tallinn University in 2011. In the years 2000-2006, he worked as Professor of Neurochemistry at Stockholm University, from 2007 as Professor of Chemistry at Tallinn University and in the years 2008-2011 held the post of Director of the Institute of Mathematics and Natural Sciences of Tallinn University.
In 1994, Tiit Land was awarded a PhD in the speciality of neurochemistry and neurotoxicology from Stockholm University and in the years 1994–1999 he worked at the National Institutes of Health, USA, as a post-doctoral fellow and researcher.
Tiit Land points out in his electoral platform that as the Rector of Tallinn University of Technology he intends to pursue and achieve the mission and vision set out in the university's strategic plan for 2020. His goal is to improve the university's academic quality in the next five years, to increase the quality and volume of research and development, to initiate preparation of an action plan for implementation of the principles of internationalisation and sustainable development.
Tiit Land's candidature was put forward by a group of academicians of the Estonian Academy of Sciences.
The Rector of Tallinn University of Technology was elected by secret ballot by the Council consisting of 11 members. The members of the Council of Tallinn University of Technology are Gunnar Okk, Maive Rute, Heiti Hääl, Ardo Kamratov, Tõnis Kanger, Robert Kitt, Piret Mürk-Dubout, Arvo Oorn, Tiina Randma-Liiv, Mart Saarma and Andres Öpik.
Tiit Land will assume office as Rector of Tallinn University of Technology on 1 September. The Rector's term of office lasts five years.
Official website of elections of Rector www.taltech.ee/Election2020