About the institute
Welcome to the Institute of Philosophy and Semiotics, University of Tartu.
The Institute was established in 2007 following a broad structural reform within UT. As a result of that the Department of Semiotics was re-introduced to the Faculty of Philosophy (from the Faculty of Social Sciences) and was joined with both the Department of Philosophy and the interdisciplinary Centre for Ethics. In 2016 the Institute became part of the new Faculty of Arts and Humanities.
The partnership has been a great success, offering joys and challenges as we pursue our common goals.
The current website is a good example of the joint effort, the aim was to find common ground without losing the specific “own face” all the units have. So you can find separate sections for philosophy and semiotics, where you will find information about studies and research done in those fields. The Centre for Ethics has its own website and also a portal eetika.ee.