Call for PhD positions open

The next admission round takes place on 1-15 May (candidates with previous degrees from outside Estonia) and on 1-15 June (applicants with previous degrees from Estonia), with studies set to commence in September 2021.
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Enabling mobile cross-border government services for Europe

The mGov4EU project (Mobile Cross-Border Government Services for Europe) successfully kicked off on January 1st, 2021. This project is funded within the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme to facilitate mobile cross-border government services across Europe. mGov4EU will combine the secure data exchange facilities of the Single Digital Gateway Regulation (SDGR) with mobile identities and trust services according to the eIDAS Regulation in order to push forward the development of a trustworthy digital Europe.
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Our app won first prize

CITIS team won the competition for the best app in the national digital public services with their Decision Support Tool OTT for Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund!
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Conference brought together e-voting experts from across the globe

Held on 6–9 October 2020, the Fifth International Joint Conference on Electronic Voting (E-Vote-ID) brought together more than 180 e-voting specialists from academia, government and industry from 32 countries around the world in order to discuss various aspects of electronic voting.
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ERA Chair hired

World-leading e-governance expert Robert Krimmer elected as Professor of the University of Tartu.

The senate of the University of Tartu elected Robert Krimmer, one of the most influential e-governance experts in the world, as Professor of E-governance of the University of Tartu. Professor Krimmer will lead the established ERA Chair research group at the university to bring research in the field of e-governance and public e-services to international excellence and foster the development of e-governance in Estonia.

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A fully-funded PhD position available

The Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies at the University of Tartu invites applications for a fully-funded PhD position on e-governance and digital public services in the academic year 2020/2021

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Guest lecture on the AI agenda in France

On Tuesday, 19 November 2019, the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies hosted Mr Hector de Rivoire, Economic Advisor at the Embassy of France in Tallinn, who gave a guest lecture on "Artificial Intelligence: France’s Strategy and EU agenda".
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