Birgit Vilgats (PhD) has been the Director of Baltic Film, Media and Arts School of TLU since September 1, 2020. Before that, she worked as a Head of Studies and Quality Manager at Tallinn University. Her research interests include the impact of external quality assessment in higher education on universities, she has published several research papers on the subject. In recent years, she has worked as a practitioner in the field, including project-based work. Prior to joining the university, she worked as a studio assistant, editor and computer operator in the production of television programmes.