Six Estonian universities celebrate Diversity Week together for the first time

The University of Tartu, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn University, the Estonian University of Life Sciences, the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, the Estonian Academy of Arts, and the Gender Equality and Equal Treatment Commissioner celebrate the Diversity Week, under the title “Diverse Estonian universities”.


Different generations, nationalities and cultures work together at universities. At Estonian universities, there are students and teaching staff from nearly one hundred countries from Finland to Namibia. The strength of universities lies in the way how they harness the experiences and put them to work together for the benefit of research and innovation. Diversity Week is celebrated to highlight the importance of diversity and value the different needs and equal treatment. 
“The role of universities in promoting diversity cannot be overestimated because of their huge impact on society as a whole. The environment in which future teachers, doctors or engineers learn, the attitudes and the collaborative experiences they bring with them will shape our societies in the decades to come,” said Christian Veske, the Gender Equality and Equal Treatment Commissioner. “The universities’ initiative to celebrate Diversity Week together shows that it is important for our higher education institutions to provide everyone with the conditions that help fulfil their true potential,” he added. 
The week starts with a video address by rectors of the six public universities, in which each rector explains the need for diversity and what their university is doing to promote and appreciate it. 

Please note!

Monica Klaas-Kütt is Tallinn University's Equal Treatment Commissioner, providing support to anyone who feels they've experienced bullying or discrimination. If you believe you've been discriminated against at work or in your studies because of gender, age, nationality, skin color, religion, disability, or sexual orientation, reach out for advice. You can also contact anonymously.