Visit of the Rector of the University of Tartu, Professor Volli Kalm

On September 25, 2017 on the initiative of the Rector of the University of Tartu, Professor Volli KALM, he visited the Rector of Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National University Professor Igor KOVAL.

According to Professor Volli KALM, the purpose of his visit is to visit the universities of Ukraine due to the fact that in the university community of Estonia there is considerable interest in cooperation with colleagues from Ukraine. In Estonia there is no full awareness of the events in Ukraine, and there is some alertness about this situation. Despite this, Professor Volli KALM has a very positive impression of Odessa, Odessa citizens and ONU Mechnikov, in particular.

The University of Tartu is one of the oldest in Estonia, it is known to the scientific community by its outstanding scientists, in particular, the professor-linguist Yuri LOTMAN. The University of Tartu is a member of many European university communities, among them LERU - League of European Research Universities. In this connection, Professor Volli KALM expressed interest in attracting ONU Mechnikov to the activities of this League.

Rector of ONU Mechnikov, professor Igor KOVAL, positively perceiving the information of Professor Volli KALM, informed him about the interesting scientific directions that have developed in Odessa University, among them: biotechnology, nanotechnology, international security problems, hybrid war.

Professor Volli KALM, a geologist by profession, reported on the existing geological scientific problems studied at the university.

The exchange of information is of some interest and will draw attention of specialists of both universities to interesting topics and projects.


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