FAQ

1. What is IFUSCO and what does the abbreviation stand for?

IFUSCO is an International Finno-Ugric Students' Conference. It is an annual international conference for and by students. The conference brings together all interested in Finno-Ugric (and Uralic) studies.

2. When and where does the IFUSCO XXXIV take place?

The XXXIV IFUSCO takes place in Tartu (Estonia) in May 2-5, 2018.

3. Who can take part in the IFUSCO?

All interested in the issues of Finno-Ugric (or Uralic) languages and peoples can take part in the conference. Usually, students of all levels and different disciplines (linguistics, ethnography, folkloristics, history, literature, translation theory, education, economics and many more) and activists whose interests and/or researches are connected with Finno-Ugric languages and peoples give presentations on various topics.

4. Can I take part in the IFUSCO without having a presentation myself?

Yes, it is possible to take part in the conference without the presentation.

5. What topics are allowed for the IFUSCO XXXIV?

IFUSCO is a Finno-Ugric conference. Thus, presentations are connected with Finno-Ugric studies. Sections dedicated to different disciplines (linguistics, ethnography, folkloristics, history, literature, translation theory, education, economics and many more) are being organized in the framework of the conference.

6. What is the official language of the conference?

IFUSCO has always been a very multilingual conference, the languages being used include Uralic languages as well as English, Russian and German. We would however like to encourage participants to use Uralic languages for their presentations. One of the long-kept traditions of IFUSCO has been the three-language-rule, according to which each presentation must consist of three different languages - one used for the abstract, one for the handout or presentation slides and one for the talk itself.

7. How much time do I have for my presentation?

Each presentation lasts 20 minutes, including also questions. It is up to you if you want to talk 10 minutes and leave 10 minutes for questions or talk 15 minutes and leave 5 minutes for questions.

8. When and how can I register?

You can register yourself on our homepage from 30th of January until 20th of March 2018. Your registration is valid once you have paid the registration fee.
If you hold a presentation, you will have to upload your abstract on our homepage by the 1st of April 2018.

9. How much is the registration fee? What does it contain?

The registration fee consists of three parts:

  • The basic fee is 15€ and contains presentations and workshops, coffee breaks, lunches and the cultural program (including amongst others a city tour, a guided visit to the Estonian National Museum and evening program).
  • For an additional fee of 25€, we can provide you accommodation in hostels for four nights (from 1st to 5th of May, within walking distance from the university).
  • For another additional fee of 15€, you can take part in a one-day-trip on the last day of the conference (on Saturday, 5th of May) to either Võrumaa or Peipsi lake area.

10. How to get to Tartu/Estonia?

Tartu can be reached by bus, plane and train. You can find more information on our website

11. Who is organizing the IFUSCO XXXIV and how can I contact them?

IFUSCO XXXIV is being organized by Bachelor's, Master's and PhD students of the University of Tartu. You can contact us via email (ifusco2018@gmail.com). Important information is also published on our social media sites in Facebook and VKontakte.