It is never too late to study: the University for the older generation starts a new academic year

At the end of September, the University of Tartu will launch a new university program for the older generation in Tallinn.

The University for the older generation is a project that was created at the University of Tartu in 2010 with the aim of providing an opportunity for additional education for people of different age groups. The project was conceived as the implementation of the principle of lifelong studying in order to respond flexibly to changes in society and its new needs, and also, to offer additional education to as many people as possible. Within the University for the older generation, lectures and seminars are held, which discuss both practical and broadening the general horizon themes.

In September 2011, in the framework of the project "University for the elder generation", a program in Russian was opened in Tallinn, which is supported by the city government of Tallinn. To participate in the program, higher education is not required. Active people over 60 years old who are open to communication are very welcome at the University for the older generation.

The first lecture of the academic year 2017/2018 will be held on September 19th at 14:00. Its theme is: "Migration and refugees in Estonia and in the world". Lecturer - Anastasia Astapova, researcher of folklore studies from the University of Tartu. Lectures are held at the representation of the University of Tartu in Tallinn at Teatri valjak 3.

Program of lectures:

September 19th: "Migration and Refugees in the World and in Estonia". 14:00-15:30 - Anastasia Ostapova, Researcher of Folklore Studies from the University of Tartu.

October 17th: "Zoos and natural wealth". 14:00-15:30 - Mati Kaal, Estonian zoologist and ecologist.

November 14th: "Non-verbal communication in different cultures." 14:00-15:30 - Elena Nymm, associate professor of intercultural communication from the University of Tartu.

December 12th: "Healthy teeth for the whole life". 14:00-15:30 - Anastasia Kuldmaa, dentist.

January 9th, 2018: "Mechanisms of perception in the understanding of the world and in psychological influences." 14:00-15:30 - Talis Bachman, Professor of Cognitive and Legal Psychology from the University of Tartu.

February 6th: "Psychological health and its impact on the quality of life in older age". 14:00-15:30 - Anna Chizhikova, a nurse specialist of the Medicum School of Health.

March 6th: "What is identity and how is it studied?". 14:00-15:30 - Vyacheslav Morozov, historian, political scientist, professor at the University of Tartu.

April (date to be confirmed) - excursion to the University of Tartu. Pre-registration in March: [email protected]

May 8th - the end of the educational year. 14:00-15:30 - lecture and delivery of certificates of completion of the program (NB! Those who participated in at least 6 lectures will receive a certificate of completion of the program).

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