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Department of Finno-Ugric Studies

The Finno-Ugric Department aims to teach and research the various languages related to Estonian. Finnish, Hungarian, and Komi are taught via Estonian. Courses, the aim of which is to investigate language structure, are taught by specialists with long-term experience as researchers in their respective languages. Our profile is enriched by the cooperation with the Finno-Ugric Departments in other universities, as represented by exchange programmes, summer schools, and language courses. A number of courses on Finno-Ugric languages, language contact, language history and culture are also available to all students as optional courses. Students can also broaden their subjects by taking the modules of Finnish language and culture, Finno-Ugric languages or Hungarian.

Our research profile includes Finnic languages (Izhorian, Votic, Livonian, Veps, Ludic), Sámi languages (especially Pite and Inari Sami), more distant languages spoken in modern-day Russia, such as Komi, Udmurt, and Mordva, as well as Samoyedic languages, such as Selkup and Kamassian. More than 20 lecturers and researchers work at the department, including a number of doctoral students. Languages are documented in frequent fieldwork trips, which often include students as well. Materials are later made publicly available in corpora. We also constantly work on publishing the materials in our archives. Work in the department has long been supported by the Estonian Research Council and Hõimurahvaste Programm, enabling us to research the phonology, morphosyntax, lexicology, and pragmatics of Finno-Ugric languages.

Staff

Gerson Stefan Klumpp
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Finno-Ugric Studies
Head of Department, Professor of Finno-Ugric Languages, Programme Director for Estonian and Finno-Ugric Languages
Jakobi 2-415
+372 737 6537
Gerson Stefan Klumpp
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Finno-Ugric Studies
Head of Department, Professor of Finno-Ugric Languages, Programme Director for Estonian and Finno-Ugric Languages
Jakobi 2-415
+372 737 6537
Tuomas Johannes Huumo
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Finno-Ugric Studies
Visiting Professor
Tuomas Johannes Huumo
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Finno-Ugric Studies
Visiting Professor
Juha-Matti Aronen
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Finno-Ugric Studies
Visiting Lecturer
Juha-Matti Aronen
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Finno-Ugric Studies
Visiting Lecturer
Elena Markus
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Finno-Ugric Studies
Associate Professor of Finnic Languages
Jakobi 2-405
Elena Markus
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Finno-Ugric Studies
Associate Professor of Finnic Languages
Jakobi 2-405
Fedor Rozhanskiy
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Finno-Ugric Studies
Associate Professor of Finno-Ugric Languages
Jakobi 2-410
Fedor Rozhanskiy
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Finno-Ugric Studies
Associate Professor of Finno-Ugric Languages
Jakobi 2-410
Nikolay Kuznetsov
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Finno-Ugric Studies
Lecturer in Finno-Ugric Languages 0.8 p
Jakobi 2-421
Nikolay Kuznetsov
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Finno-Ugric Studies
Lecturer in Finno-Ugric Languages 0.8 p
Jakobi 2-421
Krisztina Toth
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Finno-Ugric Studies
Visiting Lecturer in Hungarian Language
Jakobi 2-420
+372 737 5220
Krisztina Toth
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Finno-Ugric Studies
Visiting Lecturer in Hungarian Language
Jakobi 2-420
+372 737 5220
Margit Kuusk
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Finno-Ugric Studies
Teacher in Finnish Language and Culture
Jakobi 2-420
Margit Kuusk
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Finno-Ugric Studies
Teacher in Finnish Language and Culture
Jakobi 2-420
Valts Ernštreits
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Finno-Ugric Studies
Research Fellow in Livonian 0.1 p
Jakobi 2-413
Valts Ernštreits
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Finno-Ugric Studies
Research Fellow in Livonian 0.1 p
Jakobi 2-413
Miina Norvik
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Finno-Ugric Studies
Lecturer in Finnic Languages (employment contract suspended) 0.5 p, Research Fellow in Finnic Languages
Miina Norvik
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Finno-Ugric Studies
Lecturer in Finnic Languages (employment contract suspended) 0.5 p, Research Fellow in Finnic Languages
Denys Teptiuk
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Finno-Ugric Studies
Research Fellow
Jakobi 2-431
Denys Teptiuk
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Finno-Ugric Studies
Research Fellow
Jakobi 2-431
Eva Saar
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Finno-Ugric Studies
Research Fellow in Finnic Languages 0.7 p
Jakobi 2-413

Department of Estonian
Centre for South Estonian Language and Culture Studies
Coordinator 0.3 p
Jakobi 2-413
+372 737 5422
Eva Saar
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Finno-Ugric Studies
Research Fellow in Finnic Languages 0.7 p
Jakobi 2-413

Department of Estonian
Centre for South Estonian Language and Culture Studies
Coordinator 0.3 p
Jakobi 2-413
+372 737 5422
Eda-Riin Tuuling
Tartu University Library
Department of Subject Librarians
Information Specialist (employment contract suspended) 0.5 p

Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Finno-Ugric Studies
Junior Research Fellow (employment contract suspended) 0.5 p
Eda-Riin Tuuling
Tartu University Library
Department of Subject Librarians
Information Specialist (employment contract suspended) 0.5 p

Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Finno-Ugric Studies
Junior Research Fellow (employment contract suspended) 0.5 p
Iuliia Zubova
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Finno-Ugric Studies
Junior Research Fellow
Jakobi 2-418
Iuliia Zubova
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Finno-Ugric Studies
Junior Research Fellow
Jakobi 2-418
Marili Tomingas
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Finno-Ugric Studies
Junior Research Fellow 0.5 p
Jakobi 2-418
Marili Tomingas
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Finno-Ugric Studies
Junior Research Fellow 0.5 p
Jakobi 2-418
Triin Todesk
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Finno-Ugric Studies
Junior Research Fellow
Jakobi 2-430
Triin Todesk
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Finno-Ugric Studies
Junior Research Fellow
Jakobi 2-430
Merit Niinemägi
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Finno-Ugric Studies
Junior Research Fellow in Saami Languages 0.25 p
Jakobi 2-418
Merit Niinemägi
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Finno-Ugric Studies
Junior Research Fellow in Saami Languages 0.25 p
Jakobi 2-418
Ago Künnap
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Professors emeritus, Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Professor emeritus
Ago Künnap
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Professors emeritus, Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Professor emeritus
Tiit-Rein Viitso
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Professors emeritus, Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Professor emeritus
Tiit-Rein Viitso
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Professors emeritus, Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Professor emeritus
Tõnu Seilenthal
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Associate Professors emeritus, Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Associate Professor emeritus
Tõnu Seilenthal
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Associate Professors emeritus, Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Associate Professor emeritus
Heinike Heinsoo
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Associate Professors emeritus, Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Associate Professor emeritus
Heinike Heinsoo
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Associate Professors emeritus, Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Associate Professor emeritus
Patrick O'Rourke
doctoral student
Patrick O'Rourke
doctoral student
Polina Oskolskaia
doctoral student
Polina Oskolskaia
doctoral student