Preventing the risk of corruption
On this page, we will shortly gather information about preventing the risk of corruption.
To improve its employees’ awareness and help them prevent conflicts of interest and risk of corruption, the university has compiled Guidelines on preventing, identifying and solving conflicts of interest and corruption-prone situations.
Derogation for decisions of a decision-making body
Based on clause 11 (3) 4) of the Anti-corruption Act, the senate of the University of Tartu has provided in clause 8 of the Regulations for secret votes that if a decision is made in a decision-making body and the secret vote decides a matter regarding a person connected with a member of the decision-making body as defined in the Anti-corruption Act, the member of the decision-making body has a right to remove him- or herself from the vote and the discussion of the matter The decision-making bodies in which this principle is followed are the university senate and councils of faculties, institutes, colleges and university institutions. Different principles have been taken into account when setting up decision-making bodies of the university, the most important of which are the representation of academic staff, professional and scientific expertise and administrative responsibilities. If all persons who are connected to the person who is currently subject to a decision (e.g. election to a position) within the meaning of the Anti-corruption Act are excluded from the decision-making body, the decision-making body may lose its substantive competence to make that decision at all. Therefore, all connected persons are not automatically removed from the decision-making body but are given the right to be removed from the decision making if they feel unable to remain impartial when making a decision.