Erasmus+ Staff Training Week

International Staff Week 2018


Estonian University of Life Sciences is pleased to invite you to join our third Erasmus+ Staff Training Week taking place on May 7 – 11, 2018.


This year, the Republic of Estonia is celebrating its 100th anniversary and we want to put our whole country in the spotlight. During the week, the particpants will not only see our university and learn about its efforts to develop into a more international, modern research and education institution. We also want to present the achievements of the whole higher education sector of Estonia and show how it has transformed itself over the past 10 years into a competitive and attractive  study destination.

The Staff Training Week is targeted at our Erasmus partner universities’ staff working in the field of international student mobility. We have invited speakers to shine a light on the internationalisation process of Estonian universities, different marketing and communication tools and the future of higher education as such. From the many research centers of EMÜ we introduce the Centre of Limnology to our guests. During the excursions to the Lake Võrtsjärv we will hold a workshop on best practices of managing student mobility in each university. During excursions and individual meetings, you will have a chance for discussions with colleagues from our institutes. You will also have the opportunity to get to know our international study programmes and services we offer to international students. Applicants are welcome to specify their wishes regarding personal meetings in the application form. 

To apply, please fill in the online registration form (LINK) by April 10th, 2018. Selected applicants will be announced by April 15, 2018.

We can accept a maximum of two people per participating institution but in case of excessive number of applications can limit the number to one per institution. The total number of participants is limited to 20. All participants are kindly expected to keep in mind that the working language of the International Week is English and a good command of the language is required.

Participants pay for their travel, accommodation and some meals. Welcome dinner, coffee breaks and the rest of the programme is provided by EMÜ. For accommodation in Tartu we recommend Hotel Dorpat or Hotel Tartu.

Please bear in mind that a great deal of the programme will take place outdoors – proper clothing for Nordic Spring is highly recommended!

Preliminary programme:

Monday, May 7

Welcome, Introduction to EMÜ, Campus Tour, International Students’ Perspective on Estonia and Tartu, Guided City Tour, Welcome Dinner.

Tuesday, May 8

  • Internationalisation of Estonian higher educaton - past, present, future. Ms. Katrin Kiisler, Deputy Head of the  Education Agency; Archimedes Foundation (Estonian National Agency in charge of  coordinating and implementing different international and national programmes and projects in the field of training, education and research.)
  • How to promote academic education? Story of the Study (in) Estonia brand. Marketing workshop. Ms. Merili Reismann, International Education Marketing Senior Specialist; Archimedes Foundation
  • Work in Estonia: how to attract professionals to the "Little Silicon Valley of Europe"? Mr. Leonardo Ortega, project manager of Work in Estonia; Enterprise Estonia


Wednesday, May 9

Excursion to the EMÜ Centre of Limnology. Tour in the facilities. Workshop - best pracitices in managing international student mobility. 

Thursday, May 10

Workshop - What does the future hold for higher education?  Eero Loonurm, Head of Communications; Archimedes Foundation. Free afternoon or individual meetings.  

Friday, May 11

Workshop by EMÜ library - Changing roles of research libraries:

  1. Rethinking the classical services of research library for digimodern users
  2. Transforming of the librarians’ role
  3. Skills vs knowledge

Session on Erasmus+ International Credit mobility: achievements, challenges, reflections. Farewell dinner. 

Please note that changes in the programme might be possible. Detailed programme and guidelines on practical matters will be sent to the selected participants. 

Participants of the Staff Week 2015 at the Centre of Limnology


Further information

Eda Tursk

Erasmus Institutional Coordinator

Department of Academic Affairs

Estonian University of Life Sciences

+372 731 3021