Thomas Johann Seebeck Department of Electronics
Year 2016 has been a challenging time for most departments and units at the Tallinn University of Technology. We are still living in a climate of structural, personnel and financing mechanisms reforms aggravated by fundamental changes in the structure of university and State R&D finance algorithms coming over us in the near future.
Thomas Johann Seebeck Department of Electronics (TJS ELIN) has done reasonably well in spite of that. The number of coworkers at the Department has increased due to the overtaking of the colleagues from the Department of Radio- and Communication Engineering. We are coordinating of two master study programs; one of them is the popular international Communicative Electronics one. The budget of the Department has increased significantly due to the increased number of new European and domestic R&D and industry projects initiated by TJS ELIN already in 2015; e.g., TJS ELIN is among of five ERA-chair holders in Estonia financed by the EU.
The design of three inside unites at the TJS ELIN have been made in the beginning of 2017. Today we run R&D activities in a two research labs, one of them titled as BaseLab KOEL for cognitive electronics and another titled as BaseLab SIE for communicative electronics. The Electorate for Electronics and Communication ELSI coordinates our study activities. All units have newly named leaders, and the nomination of the new board of the Department has been taken place as well.
In conclusion, we have been able to prosper through an extremely difficult year 2016. In addition, it is my pleasure to declare that it was and still is essential that we remain alert to new challenges in a constantly changing environment and financing frames. TJS ELIN strength has always been and will be in the future as well its ability to evolve, coupled with the commitment of our staff and strengthened by the cooperation we receive from the international scientific community.
Prof. Toomas Rang
The Head of the Thomas Johann Seebeck Department of Electronics