The 31st class of the Estonian Entrepreneurship University of Applied Sciences graduated on 19 June 2021. A total of 134 graduates received diplomas, eight of whom graduated cum laude.
As is tradition, the best Bachelor's and Master's theses of the previous academic year were recognised at the graduation ceremony. The winners of the best Bachelor’s and Master's theses were announced with the Estonian Rectors' Conference of Universities of Applied Sciences. This year's competition featured nine Bachelor's and three Master's theses, which were carefully assessed by 14 experienced professors from our school.
After careful consideration, it was determined that the best Bachelor’s thesis of the academic year 2020/2021 was "Implementation of the Power BI analysis system in GlaxoSmithKline" by Eva Rauert (supervisor Tauno Õunapuu).
The award for the best Master's thesis went to Mart Pöör’s work "Developing a model for finding the most effective time horizon for retail investors" (supervisor Tõnn Talpsepp).
At the graduation ceremony, the title for the Estonian Entrepreneurship University of Applied Sciences Teacher of the Year 2021 was also awarded. Since 2001, students have voted for the best, most inspiring and most supportive teacher in the university each year. The nominees for Teacher of the Year 2021 were: • Janek Tuttar – a lecturer with ample experience and a humane approach, who does his utmost to pass on his knowledge to his students. His lectures are delivered with humour relevant to the subject matter while maintaining a respectful attitude toward all students. • Piret Einpaul – a helpful, cheerful, caring and motivating lecturer who teaches engaging and meaningful subjects that help students understand what's important in life. • Kristjan Liivamägi – in addition to being a professional in his field, he is also a kind-hearted individual who strives to make difficult economic concepts clear to students by using everyday examples. • Karin Kuimet - an incredibly friendly, compassionate and genuine lecturer who truly cares about the future of her students. Karin’s students can count on her to listen, help, guide, and mentor them. • Elen Jahimaa - a lecturer who is open, helpful, principled, and cheerful. She can be strict when necessary, but is usually smiling and makes all her students feel included. • Janus Paurman – a very serious, articulate and understanding lecturer who is attentive to his students, offering interesting and meaningful lectures. • Aleksei Norden - an inspiring, conscientious and erudite lecturer who is able to teach his subject in a simple and engaging way that is always very easy to follow. • Igor Korzoun – a very good and highly entertaining practical lecturer who gives interesting and informative lectures filled with real-life examples.
This year, Igor Korzoun was named Teacher of the Year.