The U-Map Estonian Seminar

23 September, Tartu (Estonia)

The U-Map Estonian Dissemination seminar will be organized on Friday 23 September 2011 in Tartu. At this seminar the outcomes of the U-Map project for Estonia will be presented and discussed.

The mapping of higher education institutions in Estonia according to the U-Map model is well underway. We envisage that in the beginning of September the U-Map activity profiles created for almost all Estonian institutions will be available. In line with the protocol, the institutions then will need to approve these. In the seminar on 23 September the U-Map team will present the results of the U-Map project in your country and discuss the institutional U-Map profiles within the Estonian higher education policy context. Next to the higher education institutions’ representatives the seminar may be of interest to various other stakeholders, such as policy-makers, students, higher education researchers, and representatives of various intermediary bodies dealing with higher education. The aim for the seminar is to actively involve all the U-Map participants and the various stakeholders by presenting different user-perspectives on U-Map as a university profiling tool.

Time and Location

The seminar will take place on Friday 23 September. The location of the seminar is: the Ministry of Education and Research, Munga 18, Tartu.


10:30 Registration

11:00 Welcome

11:15 Presentation of the results of the U-Map project in Estonia

12:30 Lunch

13:15 Workshop: classifying Estonian higher education institutions

14:45 Break

15:00 Panel discussion: different user-perspectives on U-Map as a university profiling tool

16:30 U-Multirank: the outcomes of the feasibility study

17:00 Closing of the seminar with drinks

The seminar will be presented by the following members of the U-Map team:

Frans Kaiser and Jon File; both are researchers at the Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS) at the University of Twente, in the Netherlands.

This seminar is organised by the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research, together with the U-Map team.

More information

For more information you can contact the CHEPS U-Map team in the Netherlands by email:

This U-Map Lifelong learning project is commissioned by the Directorate-General Education and Culture of the European Commission and undertaken by CHEPS.

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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