Located in Tartu, with colleges in Pärnu, Viljandi and Narva, the university preserves the culture of the Estonian people and spearheads the country’s reputation in research and provision of higher education. The university belongs to the top 1.2% of world’s best universities.
As Estonia’s national university, UT stresses the importance of international co-operation and partnerships with reputable research universities all over the world. The robust research potential of the university is evidenced by the fact that the University of Tartu has been invited to join the Coimbra Group, a prestigious club of renowned research universities.
UT includes four faculties. To support and develop the professional competence of its students and academic staff, the university has entered into bilateral co-operation agreements with 72 partner institutions in 26 countries.
The University of Tartu was founded in 1632 by the Swedish king Gustavus Adolphus. It was initially called Academia Dorpatensis. The necessary preparations for creating a university in Tartu (then Dorpat) were made by Johan Skytte, governor general of Livonia.
The university boasts the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation that has a mission to ensure the development of the University of Tartu as an entrepreneurial university, to consolidate the university’s leadership role in the development of Estonia, and to represent the university as an internationally visible and innovative partner in the European and global research and development space.
The university offers tens of different science services for companies, beginning from weather analysis and ending with consulting companies on photovoltaic solutions for smart buildings, real estate law analysis and business process management.
A full list of Tartu University’s cooperation services can be accessed via the business cooperation platform Adapter.