University of Tartu rector dies

TALLINN – The rector of the University of Tartu, Volli Kalm, died suddenly on Saturday 23rd December, at the age of 64.

Kalm was skiing in southern Estonia when he suddenly collapsed, a spokesperson for the university told the public broadcaster ERR.

Kalm was born on Feb. 10, 1953. He graduated with a degree in geography from the University of Tartu in 1976 and received a PhD in geology in 1984. He worked at the University of Tartu since 1981 and was elected rector in 2012. He began his second term in office in July 2017.

In 2005 Kalm was decorated with the Order of the White Star, 4th Class.

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