The building of the Estonian Academy of Sciences at 6 Kohtu Street in Tallinn, a former urban residence of the Ungern-Sternberg noble family (built in 1865-1868, architect Martin Gropius)


In 2018 the Academy celebrates its 80th anniversary 
           with events on the key founding dates









Events and activities

On 31 January 2018, the Academy started on a series of events marking the 80th anniversary of its founding with a festive meeting "Academy and Society" at the Estonian Parliament building and an official reception at the Academy House.

On 20 April 2018, the Annual Meeting and an accompanying conference "The History of Thought in Estonia" were held at the Estonian National Museum in Tartu to mark the very first General Assembly meeting of the newly founded Academy on 20 April 1938 in the University of Tartu Council Hall.

A  special maximum postcard dedicated to that event was issued by the Estonian national postal service.

                                                       Kasutaja Eesti Teaduste Akadeemia foto.  The reverse side
                                   has the General Assembly of 19 April 2017 on it.                               -----------------------                                                  

On 17 April 2018, DG Joint Research Centre (JRC) together with the Estonian Parliament (Foresight Centre) and the Academy of Sciences organised an event on securing tomorrow's energy.     
                             A regional approach to an open and integrated electricity and gas market in the Baltic Sea region was discussed In light of the Baltic Energy Markets Interconnector Plan. Click here to see the programme and background information.

On 5 January 2018, young Estonian researchers from all over the world gathered at the Academy House for their second joint conference, this time under the title "Greatest Challenges in the 21st Century".
Initiated by young Estonian researchers abroad, it was organised jointly with the Estonian Academy of Sciences and the Estonian Young Academy of Sciences.
More details (in Estonian):

On 9-10 October 2017 the Academy hosted an international conference on the marine environment.The conference "From Small Scales to Large Scales" brought together environmental conservation and environmental awareness experts from three countries bordering the Gulf of Finland – Finland, Estonia and Russia.
For more details please refer to the schedule, program and abstracts.
The event has received funding from the Estonian Environmental Investment Centre.

On 12 September 2017 the Academy hosted the first Endel Lippmaa Memorial Lecture given by Nobel Laureate Kurt Wüthrich (born 1938; Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2002). The lecture was preceded by the conferral of the Endel Lippmaa Memorial Medal on Professor Wüthrich by President of the Academy Tarmo Soomere.
Overview of all awards conferred by the Academy is available here
For background information (in Estonian) to the lecture, photos and video of the event, click here.

On 31 May 2017, the Estonian Young Academy of Sciences (EYAS) was established at the initiative of the Estonian Academy of Sciences. EYAS is an independent organisation representing the voices and interests of young scientists and scholars in Estonia.
On 24-26 May 2017, the Estonian Academy of Sciences hosted the EASAC Council meeting in Tallinn.

The European Academies' Science Advisory Council (
EASAC) is formed by the national science academies of the EU Member States. It was founded in 2001. Through EASAC, the academies work together to provide independent, expert, evidence-based advice about the scientific aspects of public policy to those who make or influence policy within the European institutions.The Council is EASAC's full assembly and governing body. It meets every 6 months, usually at the Academy of the EU member state which is in line to take over the EU's Presidency six months later.




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