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Kadi Mägi PhD defence 13.November 2018

Today Kadi Mägi defended her PhD thesis „Ethnic residential segregation and integration of the Russian-speaking population in Estonia“. Supervisor: Senior researcher Dr. Kadri Leetmaa (University of Tartu) Oponent: Prof. Gideon Bolt (Utrechti University, The Netherlands) Abstract: This thesis focuses on … Continue reading

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Enel Pungas PhD defence 13.11.2018

Today our PhD student Enel Pungas defended her PhD thesis “Differences in migration intentions by ethnicity and education: the case of Estonia” Supervisor: Prof. Tiit Tammaru (University of Tartu) Opponent: Prof Zaiga Krisjane (University of Latvia)  ABSTRACT: This thesis contributes … Continue reading

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New PhD student in CMUS team

Oğuz Kuş from Istanbul University, faculty of communication has joined our research team for the next three months. His main interest is hate speech. According to his own words: “When it comes to my research interests, I generally conduct studies … Continue reading

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Kadri Leetmaa is the new director of CMUS team

Senior researcher in human geography – Dr. Kadri Leetmaa is the new director of the Centre for Migration and Urban Studies from 2018 to 2020. Kadri joined our team already 2005 as a PhD student. Since then she has been … Continue reading

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National URBACT point in Estonia

National URBACT Point in Estonia is now at University of Tartu, Centre for Migration and Urban Studies. URBACT enables cities to work together to develop new and sustainable solutions to major urban challenges, through networking, sharing knowledge, and building capacities … Continue reading

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Human development report 2016/17

Human Development Report 2016/2017 “Estonia in the Age of Migration” is readable online in both Estonian and English on www.inimareng.ee/en. Main messages of the Human Development Report 2016/2017 Well-being and immigration are closely related to each other and, according to the … Continue reading

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Mari Nuga defended her doctoral thesis

On 28th december our PhD student Mari Nuga defended her doctoral thesis “Soviet-era summerhouses. On homes and planning in post-socialist suburbia” Supervisor: Senior Research Fellow in Human Geography Kadri Leetmaa Oponent: Professor Craig Young (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK) Full thesis … Continue reading

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CMUS team’s new director is Dr. Daniel B. Hess

The Centre for Migration and Urban Studies at the University of Tartu is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Daniel B. Hess as a new Director. The Centre explores contemporary challenges facing urban regions including migration, residential mobility, housing … Continue reading

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American planning students visiting CMUS

Architecture and urban planning students from University of Buffalo and Alfred State College came to visit us at the end of May. The group was led by professor and our visiting scholar Daniel Hess.  During the visit the students had … Continue reading

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Suburbanisation in France

Coline Dalimier from Lille University of Science and Technology finished her urban planning internship at CMUS. Before leaving, Coline made a presentation about the situation of suburban areas near Paris. Renewing the panel housing areas in the suburbia of Paris … Continue reading

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