03 Dec 2019   |   Network Updates   |   Update from Tallinn University of Technology
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TalTech development fund awards more than €112,000 in scholarships


The Development Fund of Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) awarded 62 scholarships worth more than €112,000.

‘In a science-based economy, scholarships are the bridge to new ideas and talents reaching companies and the wider economy. I am very pleased that the TalTech Development Fund has been able to build so many bridges from the present to the future that today’s students will use to promote Estonian companies and the country as a whole in the future,’ said Robert Kitt, Chairman of the TalTech Alumni Association.

Through the Development Fund, the efforts of TalTech students are recognised by over 60 individuals, organisations, and companies. A total of 766 students, young researchers, and lecturers applied for the autumn round.

Utilitas Energy Group grants scholarships for the first time through the Development Fund. This time, students of the School of Engineering will receive a total of five Clean Energy scholarships from Utilitas for a total of €8,600.

‘The next generation of engineers is very important in the field of energy, and due to the rapid development of new renewable energy technologies, good education and extensive knowledge are essential. Utilitas naturally welcomes the new generation of engineers to allow them to contribute to the development of Estonian energy,’ said Priit Koit, CEO of Utilitas Group.

The purpose of the TalTech Development Fund is to collect and mediate grants to Tallinn University of Technology and to involve Estonian entrepreneurs in cooperation with the university. The Development Fund annually announces scholarship competitions for students of all levels of study, as well as for young researchers and lecturers, to contribute to the students’ motivation to study and to foster the progeny of the academic staff at Tallinn University of Technology.

The scholarship competitions are held twice a year, with the Spring 2020 competition starting already in February.

The Autumn 2019 scholarship holders are listed here.

This article was first published 29 November 2019 by Tallinn University of Technology.

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