An academic with ambition

  • 2006-11-29
  • Interview by Kadri Kukk
Does Estonia have too many professors? Ene Ergma believes so. A prominent politician and renowned former astrophysicist, Ergma is outspoken about her concern for the credibility of Estonia's universities. She is currently deputy speaker of the Riigikogu (Estonia's parliament) and was the third-running contender in the recent presidential elections. It has been suggested that Ergma could replace Jaak Aaviksoo, who recently quit as rector of Tartu University to run for political office. Ergma spoke to The Baltic Times about education and her career ambitions.Prior to Parliament's approval of ...
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