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Education and academic and other qualifications

Tallinn University of Technology 2007 PhD
University of Tartu 2001 Magister iuris (cum laude)
University of Tartu 1998 LL.B. (cum laude)
Tartu Secondary School No. 15 1993 Secondary education (gold medal)

Professional activities
(1) Present positions and employment history
- 01/09/2011-now: Professor of Constitutional Law and Director of the Institute of Constitutional and International Law, Faculty of Law, University of Tartu
- 01/03/2009: Professor of Public Law, Tallinn Law School, Faculty of Social Sciences, Tallinn

- 31/08/2011: University of Technology
- 2009-now: Legal Adviser to the President (reviewing the constitutionality of acts passed by the Parliament)
- 2006–2010:Member, National Electoral Committee
- 2005–2009: Senior Lecturer, Department of Public Administration, Faculty of Social Sciences, Tallinn University of Technology
- 2005-2008: Director of Audit, National Audit Office
- 2002–2005: Adviser and Head of Secretariat of the Constitutional Committee of the Riigikogu (Estonian Parliament)
- 2001– 2005: Lecturer, Tartu University
- 1998–2002: Head of Public Law Department, Ministry of Justice
- 1997–1998: Adviser, Public Law Department, Ministry of Justice
(2) Work at national level
- Head of the Editorial Board of the Annotated Edition of the Constitution (2012); member thereof (2002 and 2008)
- Member of the Board of Governors of the Estonian Academy of Arts
- Participated in the reform of Estonian public law, as an expert in the legislative process from 2002 to 2009 and co-authored the relevant draft acts from 1998 to 2002
- Member of the Council of the Estonian Institute
- Participates in the organisation of public events and conferences; active presence in the media, including in a popular weekly radio programme on social science issues

(3) International work
- Independent international expert on political funding and corruption prevention in respect of members of parliament, judges and prosecutors for the Group of States against corruption (GRECO), Council of Europe
- Independent international expert on electronic voting in Norway in 2011, OSCE/ODIHR
- Author of a study on independent candidates in national and European elections for the European Parliament, 01/08/2012-30/06/2013
- Representative of Estonia in the Council of Europe working group on certifying processes connected with electronic voting, 2009-2011
- Member of the international programme committee and peer reviewer of scientific publications, Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government, Danube University, Krems
- Speaker in many other international conferences
Ülle Madise´s main research area is constitutional law, especially electoral systems, e-voting and the broader impact of ICT on democratic development; as well as local democracy and the evolution of fundamental rights. Her articles have been published by Springer, Nomos and the leading Estonian publisher of legal texts, the Juura Publishing House. Detailed information concerning her publications can be found on the Estonian Research Portal website
Language skills
- Estonian: native speaker
- German: advanced
- English: advanced
- Russian: intermediate
- French: basic