As of 5 June, the new Chairman of the Management Board of the Information Technology Foundation for Education (HITSA) is Heli Aru-Chabilan.
Aru-Chabilan’s first task will be to establish a new strategy of HITSA by autumn, proceeding from recently published studies and international developments in the digital world.
Previously, Aru-Chabilan has worked in the Ministry of Education and Research as an advisor and in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a specialty diplomat in the field of education and research at the permanent representation of the Republic of Estonia to the OECD and UNESCO, was a member of the board of the Archimedes Foundation and was the founder and a member of the supervisory board of the Praxis Centre for Policy Studies. In addition, she has been the chairman of the steering committees on Estonia’s strategy for lifelong learning and the internationalisation of Estonian higher education.
HITSA’s objective is to support IT education, introduce modern technology to education institutions at all levels, supply them with modern information systems and ensure the preparation of highly qualified ICT specialists. HITSA was established as the result of cooperation between Tallinn University of Technology, the University of Tartu, the Estonian Association of Information Technology and Telecommunications and AS Eesti Telekom.