About us

The student union’s task is to stand for the students’ interests and needs and support them in protecting their rights. The union has more than 140 students from each institute and faculty, and their work is coordinated by the office and the board. The students are represented in every institute’s and faculty’s council, the Senate’s meeting and every committee that influences student life. You can become a candidate for student representative every spring. 

In the 2022/2023 academic year, the Student Union has four working groups: quality of education, communication, doctoral students and the spirit of UTSU. In addition, one of the main focus topics is the challenges related to financing higher education, which is one of the priorities of the representative office.

Student representatives

Student Union Board and Office

UTSU's structure

The University of Tartu Student Union is divided into several interconnected branches, and knowing the structure helps to understand the management of the student union.

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Recipients of University of Tartu annual awards have been announced

Rector of the University of Tartu Toomas Asser announced the university's contribution to society award, research award and language award and recipients of the teaching staff  of the year award.

Student Union handed out award money to students

Student Union distributed to students the 4,000 euros they received as the contribution to society award, aiming to draw attention to the low rates of student allowances and stipends.