International Summer University in Tartu 2021


Spread the word or apply to one of our summer programmes. This year we will offer courses on campus and online. If the pandemic situation won’t allow us to meet in person, all programmes will be held online with reduced fee.
•             Programmes offer quality education (lectures, visits, webinars).
•             Participants can get ECTS credits upon successful completion.
•             We offer programmes for different target groups.
•             Scholarships and reduced fees are available for various summer schools.
•             Fun and interesting social activities are included.



3 May–28 June online
7–16 August in Tartu
Juri Lotman and the Semiotics of Culture

Introduction to Lotman’s semiotic theory of culture, its theoretical background and context as well as new developments and a set of tools for practical analysis of culture. Scholarships available

19 July - 30 July online
Russia and EU-Russia Relations: Insights into Foreign Policy Actors, Institutions and Policy-Making

The role of the main foreign policy actors and institutions in EU and Russia, which are involved in shaping bilateral relations in contested aspects in EU-Russia relations. Scholarships available

26–30 July online
8th Martens Summer School on International Law

International human rights, the law of the sea and investor-state arbitration

2–13 August online
Estonian Language Summer Courses for different levels via Moodle or via Zoom. Scholarships available

16–25 August in Tartu
Educational Change in Times of Rapid Technological Innovation
Technology use in education, pedagogy in the XXI century, educational technology in a complex world. Scholarships available


5 July–13 August online course coordinated by Utrecht (the Netherlands), Tartu (Estonia), Riga (Latvia)
European Encounters: The Baltics in the European Union
European cultures and identities, Understanding Russia and EU relations, the Baltic States and its neighbouring powers.

5 July–30 July online course coordinated by Utrecht (the Netherlands), Tartu (Estonia), Riga (Latvia)
European Encounters: Diversity and Integration from West to East

The diversity and unity of European identities and complicated relations between the EU and Russia.

19 July–13 August online course coordinated by Tartu (Estonia) and Riga (Latvia)
European Encounters: Small Countries, Big Neighbours
How do large countries influence their small neighbours? It is not only the history and culture, it is much more.

Student feedback: “Very impressed with the academic calibre of the professors!”

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Ms Kristel Pedassaar
International Summer University, University of Tartu
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