Students successful at the Estonian National Contest for Research

Three students were recognised at the annual national contest organized by the Estonian Research Council for their research, related to the activities of CEURUS and conducted at the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies of the University of Tartu.

One of the two Grand Prix was awarded to Juhan Saharov for his PhD dissertation “From economic independence to political sovereignty: inventing “self-management” in the Estonian SSR” (supervisor Assoc. Prof. Eva Piirimäe), defended in June 2021 at the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies.

Master’s graduate Azniv Tadevosyan received a diploma for her MA thesis “Dissensus in post-2012 Russian art: self-perceptions vis-à-vis the West” (supervised by Prof. Viacheslav Morozov from CEURUS).

Master’s graduate Johannes Voltri received a special prize of the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for his MA thesis “Comparison of governmental approaches to counter Russian information influence in the Baltic states” (supervised by Assoc. Prof. Vladimir Sazonov and Assoc. Prof. Andreas Ventsel).

The aim of the national contest for university students, organised by the Estonian Research Council, is to promote research among university students, stimulate them to be more active and to acknowledge students who have achieved outstanding results with their thesis, study, research or scientific publication.

Altogether 495 works from all levels of higher education were submitted to the contest, the award fund of the competition was 80 727.79€ in total. Learn more about the results here (in Estonian).

Forwarded by: Maili Vilson, Head of Communications,