Indrek Treufeldt, who has been a lecturer in television journalism at Tallinn University's BFM since 2007, said that negotiations with the elected president began a few weeks ago. "We started talking on an academic level because we are both closely involved in higher education. We consulted a bit and thought, and that's how we came to such a decision," said Treufeldt.
In addition to his role as an advisor, Treufeldt still plans to continue working as a lecturer at BFM. "We discussed with Alar Karis that even a small workload as a lecturer is important as it also supports the work of an adviser," said Treufeldt and added that he probably just needs to be a little more flexible when balancing the two positions.
In addition to Indrek Treufeldt, another lecturer from Tallinn University has been elected to the office of President Alar Karis - on 17 September, Karis announced that Arko Olesk, Lecturer in Research Communication at BFM, becomes the President's Education and Research Adviser.