The University of Tartu confers the title of Honorary Doctor of Geography on Professor Frank Witlox of Ghent University

On Saturday, 1 December, the University of Tartu celebrated the 99th anniversary of the Estonian national university. At the anniversary ceremony honorary doctorates were conferred. In recognition of his long-term productive collaboration with researchers of the University of  Tartu and Mobility Lab, Professor Frank Witlox received the degree of Honorary Doctor of Geography. In recognition of … Read more

The smart city district in the city of Tartu

The Mobility Lab is participating in the large-scale international H2020 project SmartEnCity where the is to transform the centre of Tartu into a smart city district. 21 apartment buildings will be renovated into zero-energy buildings. In summer 2018, around half of the buildings started renovating. In this video you will get an overview of the … Read more

Scientists will gather this week in Tartu to discuss the implementation of spatial big data in social studies

The 6th Mobile Tartu conference will be held in Tartu on June 27th–29th, bringing together more than 70 researchers from 24 countries. The role of spatial big data has become fundamentally important in the contemporary society. New data sources provide additional information on people’s behavior and the functioning of cities, and help to apply smart … Read more

In memoriam Rein Ahas

Rein Ahas (10.12.1966 – 18.02.2018) In Memoriam Estonian academia has suffered a heavy loss. Rein Ahas, professor in human geography at the University of Tartu, passed away on Sunday, February 18 at the age of just 51. Professor Ahas was an embodiment of the ideal geographer. He graduated in physical geography and nature conservation at … Read more

Digital Revolution

At the “Embedding digital into societal challenges” conference in Brussels was discussed how EU science, research and innovation policy plays an important part in merging the physical and digital worlds by matching digital technologies with innovative solutions to societal challenges. Digital revolution are one of the key priorities of Horizon 2020 and the next framework programme.

Workshop on data processing and analytics of smartphone and GPS data

11-12 September 2017, Tartu Estonia will be held “Workshop on data processing and analytics of smartphone and GPS data”. The aim of the workshop is to exchange ideas and develop research methods for processing, cleaning and analysing smartphone and GPS data. This could be the platform for developing European comparative study and H2020 project proposal with … Read more

Prof Matthew Zook is giving a prensentation on 29 March 2017 about smart cities

Prof. Matthew Zook from University of Kentucky is giving a presentation “Crowd-sourcing the Smart City: Big Geosocial Media Data, Ethics and Urban Governance” in Department of Geography PhD seminar on Wednesday 29 march 2017 at 16.15, Vanemuise 46-327. Prof. Zook’s research focuses on geoweb and new spatial media in the age of digital technology, economic … Read more

Age Poom defended successfully her PhD thesis

Our Mobility Lab member Age Poom defended her doctoral thesis titled ”Spatial aspects of the environmental load of consumption and mobility” on 2 March 2017 at University of Tartu Senate Hall. Supervisors: Professor PhD Rein Ahas, PhD Kati Orru; Opponent: Associate Professor PhD Tuuli Toivonen (University of Helsinki) The thesis addresses the dilemma between the … Read more

Invitation to the Livable City Forum Tartu

Dear Livable City Forum Friend, University of Tartu and Tartu City Government are happy to welcome all of you to the 3rd Livable City Forum that will be held in Tartu, Estonia, on March 7-8th! The forum will address following questions: – Which are the principles of the spatial planning of university space? – How … Read more

PhD pre-defence by Age Poom

13. December 2016 had Age Poom her PhD pre-defense: Location and environmental load. Poom, A. and Ahas, R. 2016. How Does the Environmental Load of Household Consumption Depend on Residential Location? Sustainability 2016, 8, 799; doi:10.3390/su8090799 Poom, A., Orru, K., & Ahas, R. (2017). The carbon footprint of business travel in the knowledge-intensive service sector. … Read more

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