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The purpose of the TU Centre of Excellence in Interdisciplinary Life-course Studies is to contribute to the research activity of the focus field of open society and governance, including doctoral studies, by integrating different research areas involving high level, international research competence. The research areas facilitate the initiation and implementation of high level interdisciplinary research projects involving studies of life-course in cooperation with sociologists, demographers and political scientists (in perspective also researchers from the fields of health sciences, social work, psychology and educational sciences).  The planned cooperation focuses on the development of life-courses of different generations and social groups (gender, native origin, health status, social status, education) by taking into consideration the institutional and social context and the path dependence of the development of societies. Both different life-course stages (youth, middle age, old age) and spheres of life (family life, studies, work path, etc.) are focused on in the framework of cooperation of the Centre of Excellence.

The core team of the Centre of Excellence:

  • Ellu Saar: Area 1 "Institutions and structural environment as life-course developers" and area 2 "Educational path, lifelong learning, work career and social mobility in the institutional framework"
  • Luule Sakkeus: Area 3 "Population replacement from the viewpoint of life-course" and area 4 "Interconnectedness of life-course components"
  • Allan Puur: Area 3 "Population replacement from the viewpoint of life-course" and area 4 "Interconnectedness of life-course components"
  • Michel Poulain: Area 3 "Population replacement from the viewpoint of life-course" and area 4 "Interconnectedness of life-course components"
  • Lauri Leppik: Area 1 "Institutions and structural environment as life-course developers" and area 3 "Population replacement from the viewpoint of life-course"
  • Marge Unt: Area 2 "Educational path, lifelong learning, work career and social mobility in the institutional framework" and area 4 "Interconnectedness of life-course components"
  • Anu Toots: Area 1 "Institutions and structural environment as life-course developers" and area 2 "Educational path, lifelong learning, work career and social mobility in the institutional framework"
  • Jelena Helemäe: Area 2 "Educational path, lifelong learning, work career and social mobility in the institutional framework" and area 4 "Interconnectedness of life-course components"
  • Rein Vöörmann: Area 2 "Educational path, lifelong learning, work career and social mobility in the institutional framework"
  • Kadri Täht: Area 2 "Educational path, lifelong learning, work career and social mobility in the institutional framework" and area 4 "Interconnectedness of life-course components"
  • Triin Roosalu: Area 1 "Institutions and structural environment as life-course developers" and area 4 "Interconnectedness of life course components"
  • Martin Klesment: Area 3 "Population replacement from the viewpoint of life-course" and area 4 "Interconnectedness of life-course components"
  • Jaak Valge: Area 3 "Population replacement from the viewpoint of life-course" and area 4 "Interconnectedness of life-course components"

The council of the TU Centre of Excellence in Interdisciplinary Life-course Studies:

  • Ellu Saar, Head of the Centre
  • Anu Toots
  • Luule Sakkeus
  • Marge Unt
Contact

Ellu Saar, Head of the Centre
E-mail: ellu.saar....at....tlu.ee
Phone: +372 619 9872