Chair of landscape architecture : Estonian University of Life Sciences
Eesti Maaülikool. Maastikuarhitektuuri õppetool
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Welcome to the chair of Landscape Architecture at the Estonian University of Life Sciences. This book has been prepared as an introduction to our chair and should give you an insight into our teaching programme and examples of students’ works, research on international projects as well as activities by staff and students. As a small programme we have certain special possibilities - everyone knows one another, staff and students relate to each other rather informally and there is a relaxed atmosphere which students from many other countries find refreshing. The student life in Tartu is very rich and enjoyable. International staff and students are well-supported and the reputation of Estonia as a country with the most advanced e-services is well-deserved. The chair of landscape architecture was established in 1995 and since 2009 has been led by Professor Dr Simon Bell. The increasingly international and multi-disciplinary team of the chair has expanded, developed an international teaching programme and participated in many international research and educational cooperation activities. The teaching programme consists of a three-year bachelor degree programme followed by a two-year master degree. In addition, there are doctoral students. The bachelor programme is taught primarily in Estonian (with some English elements) while the master programme is primarily taught in English and some courses are duplicated into Estonian and English versions. Students may defend their bachelor and master theses in either Estonian or English. The staff is very international: Chair Professor Simon Bell is from the UK while there are teachers and researchers from Estonia (the majority), Germany, Latvia, the Ukraine, India and Poland. Besides landscape architects, we also have staff who are geographers, archaeologists, arborists, art historians and those with a background in architecture and forestry.