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Appointment of heads of areas of responsibility and designation of their fields of activity and their subordinate structural units

Approved by Rector’s directive No 35 of 9 September 2021
Amended by Rector’s directive No 9 of 3 February 2022 (entry into force 01.02.2022)

In force from: 01.02.2022

Based on clause 9) of § 11 of the Statutes of Tallinn University of Technology:

1. I appoint the heads of areas of responsibility of Tallinn University of Technology as follows:
1.1 Vice-Rector for Research – Professor Maarja Kruusmaa (from 1 September 2020);
1.2 Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs – Professor Hendrik Voll (from 1 September 2020);
1.3 Vice-Rector for Entrepreneurship – Sven Illing (from 1 September 2020);
1.4 Vice-Rector for Green Transformation – Helen Sooväli-Sepping (from 6 September 2021);
1.5 Chancellor – Tea Trahov (from 1 October 2021).

2. I designate the fields of activity of the heads of areas of responsibility and their subordinate structural units as follows:

Position Field of activity Structural unit
Vice-Rector for Research Research, including doctoral studies, library and publishing services, conformity assessment services Library
Research Administration Office
TTÜ Certification Centre
Smart City Center of Excellence
Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs Academic affairs (excluding doctoral studies), cooperation with the Student Body and sports activities Office of Academic Affairs
Open University
Vice-Rector for Entrepreneurship Development and knowledge transfer, protection of intellectual property rights, business relationships, activities of the alumni association Innovation Centre
Technology Transfer Office
Vice-Rector for Green Transformation Planning and management of the development of green economy of the campus, regional colleges; integration of the principles of sustainable development into study programmes and activities of the university; circular economy strategy; cooperation with universities in Tallinn, the private and the public sector and international networking in the field of circular economy and sustainable development [entry into force 01.02.2022] Centre for Climate Smart Transformation [entry into force 01.02.2022]
Chancellor Development and administration of IT infrastructure and systems Information Technology Services
Management and implementation of the university’s marketing and communication activities, which includes internal and external communication, coordination and organisation of the development of the brand and insignia, reputation and recruitment activities, the development of e-channels, university events, international cooperation relations. Marketing and Communications Office
Organisation and development of financial activities (incl. public procurements) Finance Office
Development and management of real estate owned or used by the university, provision of logistics services and maintenance of other public property of the university Real Estate Office
Development and implementation of the staff policy and organisation of employment relations, arranging and development of archiving, administrative services and document management Human Resources Office

3. The Chancellor shall agree amendments to the employment contracts with the holders of the posts of Director for Finance and Director for Facilities no later than 31 October 2021.

4. The heads of areas of responsibility shall bring the descriptions of the structure and responsibilities of their subordinate structural units into compliance with this directive no later than 31 October 2021.

5. I hereby amend clause 14 of Rector’s directive No 15 of 31 March 2021 “Establishment of Rectorate Strategy Office, termination of the Certification Centre and other changes in the support structure” and formulate it as follows: 14. Clauses 2, 3.2 and 4.3 of the directive shall enter into force on 1 April 2022 and the rest of the directive shall enter into force on 1 April 2021. ”.

6. “Appointment of heads of areas of responsibility and designation of their fields of activity and their subordinate structural units” (approved by Rector’s directive No 44 of 01.09.2020, amended by Rector’s directive No 51 of 20.10.2020, directive No 55 of 22.12.2020, directive No 15 of 31.03.2021 and directive No 20 of 13.05.2021) is repealed.

7. However, the directive referred to in clause 6 of this directive shall apply with regard to the area directors, their responsibilities and subordinate structural units until the Chancellor assumes office on 1 October 2021.

8. The part of the sentence “, conformity assessment services” regarding the field of activity of the Vice-Rector for Research laid down in clause 2 and the part of the sentence “TTÜ Certification Centre” regarding the Vice-Rector’s subordinate units will be repealed on 1 April 2022.

9. The directive shall enter into force on 6 September 2021.