Presentation on theme: "Per aspera ad astra Marco Kirm Vice-rector for Research University of Tartu Estonia."— Presentation transcript:
Per aspera ad astra Marco Kirm Vice-rector for Research University of Tartu Estonia
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
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
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
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
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
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 ?