Posted by Kristi Vabamäe

World Statistics Day at the Delta Centre

The Institute of Mathematics and Statistics of the University of Tartu invites all to take part in the World Statistics Day celebration at the Delta Centre.

Venue: University of Tartu Delta Centre room 1037 / UTTV

Date: 20 October 2020

Time: 14:15–17:45

Language: Estonian and English

Registration for on-site participation:

This year’s World Statistics Day celebration of the University of Tartu comes bigger than ever. The event takes place in two parts, in which you will have the chance to learn more about today’s challenges of statistics. There will also be a panel discussion in which experts in statistics, politics, informatics, and economics exchange views on presenting and interpreting numerical indicators. The event is also going to be broadcast on UTTV. The celebration will be carried out with the help of Statistics Estonia, Estonian Research Council, Swedbank, and SEB.


Tanel Kiik
Minister of Social Affairs

Krista Fischer
Professor of Mathematical Statistics

Jaak Vilo
Academician, Professor of Bioinformatics of UT

Lenno Uusküla
Research Fellow in Macroeconomics of UT

Kaja Sõstra
Leading Analyst at Statistics Estonia

Ene-Margit Tiit
Senior Methodologist at Statistics Estonia, Professor Emeritus of UT

Helle Visk
Senior Data Analyst at Statistics Estonia

Mihkel Solvak
Senior Research Fellow in Technology Studies of UT


  • 14:15–14:20

    Opening words

    Krista Fischer

  • 14:20–14:45

    “Tartu and the International Statistics Community” (EST)

    Ene-Margit Tiit

  • 14:45–15:15

    “How to Count People?” (ENG)

    Helle Visk

  • 15:15–15:45

    “How to Communicate Risks?” (ENG)

    Krista Fischer

  • 15:45–16:15

    Coffee break

  • 16:15–17:45

    Panel discussion “How to Speak about Numbers?” (EST)

    Tanel Kiik, Krista Fischer, Jaak Vilo, Lenno Uusküla, Kaja Sõstra. Moderator: Mihkel Solvak.

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