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Chairman of the City Council

Aadu Must


Date and place of birth
25 March 1951, Pärnu, Estonia

Marital status
Married with four daughters

1985: Candidate of History (equivalent to Doctorate)
1976: History, University of Tartu (cum laude)
1969: Tartu High School no. 7

1991: Director of Estonian Information Office in Stockholm
1976-present: Lecturer at the University of Tartu (1989-1991 senior researcher; 1993-1997 serving professor, History Department, Faculty of Philosophy; 1994-1997 holder of Chair of Archiving, since 1997 professor; 2004-2006 director, History Department)
1971-1973: Artistic director, Tori Rural Culture Centre

Political party membership
Member of the Estonian Centre Party since 1996, member of the party’s management board and chairman of the Tartu region of the party

Representative bodies
Tartu City Council member 1989-1991, 1999-2001, chairman 2001-2007, 2009-2011, 2013-2015, 2017-present
11th Riigikogu (Estonian parliament) 2007-2009, 12th Riigikogu 2011-2013 (deputy chairman of the Cultural Affairs Committee), 13th Riigikogu (deputy chairman of the Cultural Affairs Committee 2015-2016, chairman 2016-present)
Committee of Estonia
Congress of Estonia

Other activities
Association of Estonian Cities, member of the management board 2010-2011, 2014-2015
Presidium of the Baltic Assembly, member 2011-2013 and 2015-present, president and head of Estonian delegation 2017-present
National Library of Estonia, member of the supervisory board 2007-2009 and 2015-2017
University of Tartu Press, member of the management board until 2007
Historical magazine Kleio, refounder and editor-in-chief 1988-2003
Academic History Society, Learned Estonian Society, Union of Estonian Archivists, Archives Council and Tartu Toome Rotary Club, member
Has published a number of history-related books and articles in professional publications and compiled and edited history-related publications

Awards & recognition
2008 Grand Office of the Order of Oranje-Nassau of the Netherlands
2005 Order of the White Star of the Republic of Estonia, 4th Class
2005 Knight’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland

Estica in world archives

Language skills
Estonian (mother tongue)
English and Russian (spoken and written)

Phone: +372 736 1200, +372 515 7138
E-mail: volikogu@raad.tartu.ee

Last changed 17.11.2017