Professor Volli Kalm was re-elected the rector of the University of Tartu
Yesterday, on 30 March 2017 the UT electoral council re-elected professor of applied geology Volli Kalm as the rector with 147 votes out of 210.
The electoral council, which is composed of members of the council, senate, faculty councils and the student council, and professors and lead research fellows, comprises 250 people.
215 electoral council members voted in the first round of the election meeting. Volli Kalm received 113 votes and Margit Sutrop received 97 votes. Therefore Volli Kalm went through to the second round of the rector’s election.
In the second round 210 electoral council members voted. Volli Kalm received 147 votes.
Volli Kalm was born on 10 February 1953. In 1976 he graduated from the University of Tartu in geology. In 1984 Kalm defended his dissertation “Formation, composition and usage of glaciofluvial deposits in Estonia” and was granted the candidate of science degree (PhD) in geology. From 1988–1989 he completed postdoctoral studies in the Department of Geology of the University of Alberta.
Volli Kalm started work in the Institute of Geology of UT Faculty of Biology and Geology in 1981. From 1998–2003 he was the vice rector for academic affairs of the University of Tartu. Since 2012, Professor Volli Kalm has been the rector of the University of Tartu.
The new term of office of Professor Volli Kalm begins on 1 July 2017.
Additional information: Priit Kaasik, chair of the election commission, priit.kaasik [ät] ut.ee