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City Government

Curriculum Vitae

Lemmit Kaplinski

Deputy Mayor

Date and place of birth

31 March 1980, Tartu


2019-present University of Tartu, MA in Semiotics and Culture Studies (ongoing)
2008 University of Tartu, BA in Semiotics and Culture Studies
1998 Tartu Miina Härma Secondary School

Work experience

Deputy Mayor of Tartu from 20 November 2021
2020-2021 Chairman of the City Council of Tartu
2010-2020 The Estonian Print and Paper Museum (TYPA), Manager
2014-2016 Aparaaditehas (The Widget Factory), Project Manager
2007-2009 Estonian Military Academy, Information Technology Senior Administrator
2005-2008 Nordtech OÜ, Manager
1999-2002 Tartu Art School, Pallas University of Applied Sciences, Head of IT department

Social activities

Member of the Estonian Defence League since 2004
Member of the Social Democratic Party


2010 Badge of Merit of the Estonian Defence Forces
2015 Tartu Culture Bearer of the Year

Language skills

Estonian (native language)
English (writing and speaking, very good)
Russian (speaking, basic knowledge)
Finnish (speaking, basic knowledge)


Hiking, fitness, films

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