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1 Per aspera ad astra Marco Kirm Vice-rector for Research University of Tartu Estonia

2 1991- Reorganisation of research and higher education system 1993 – the first experience with 3. and 4. FP through PECO, Copernicus, INCO-Copernicus programs associated partner in the 5. FP-EU gain 3x (52 MEEK-150 MEEK 2004 May, 1 - joining European Union Access to structural funding

3 Estonian RD&I strategy Knowledge based Estonia Development of Modern Research Infrastructures Internationalisation of research and higher education Implementing RDI to increase to entrepreneurship and economic competitiveness

4 Estonian Roadmap of Research Infrastructures objects Development of Research Infrastructures in Estonia Estonian Centre for Genomics - BBMRI – 1 Centre of Excellence (CoE) National Centre for Translational and Clinical Research - EATRIS -1CoE Nanomaterials - Research and Applications (NAMUR) - 2 National CoE Internationalization of Estonian Science - outside of Estonia Membership in the European Space Agency (ESA) ESS - European Spallation Source Estonian Beamline at MAX-IV Synchrotron Radiation Source

5 New Physicum building of the UT – 17 M- will be opened in 2014 Human rescources – 3 DoRa professors, 3 top scientists, 10 Postdocs NAMUR roadmap object (TEM; SEM, cleanroom, etc.) CoE – Advanced materials for sustainable development Mesosystems – theory and applications Centre for nonlinear studies

6 Estonian contribution at international large scale research facilities Estonian Finish beamline at MAX-IV facility, Lund Sweden Investement 3+1 M FINEST at MAX III MAX IV site

7 Common access and development of research infrastructures (RIs) - focussing on specific targets and providing top equipment/competences - single site and distributed - industrial access schemes - developing national RIs from regional to European importance - joint participation in large scale European research infrastructures Coordinated networking and training - sharing experience obtained on use of the structural funding - joint graduate programmes and joint PhD degrees (cotutelle) - targeted student technology projects (incl undergraduates) - training of scientists, engineers from public and private sector - informing of entrepreneurs on research methods- technologies available Higher Education - encouraging exchange of students and teaching staff How and what ?

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