Tallinn University

About the organisation:

Tallinn University is the largest university of humanities and social sciences in Tallinn and the third biggest public university in Estonia. Tallinn University is an advocate and planner of intelligent lifestyle in Estonia, supporting the sustainability of our society as well as individual self-realisation. As a result, the university has directed its resources and activities into five focus fields:

  • educational innovation,
  • cultural competences,
  • digital and media culture,
  • healthy and sustainable lifestyle,
  • society and open governance.

At our university, the longest traditions of teacher training in Estonia and the most modern film and media school in the Baltic countries exist side by side. We value innovation and interdisciplinarity in order to offer internationally competitive education based on research excellence. We believe in an individual approach to students, which also involves a major focus on thesis supervision and the feedback process at all study levels. We have approximately 7500 students, including 900 international students in degree and exchange studies. Every 10th academic person is of foreign background. Active international cooperation, well-known guest lecturers and our unique bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programmes in English help to create the multicultural university community. We offer short courses in various fields in Tallinn Summer and Winter School. Every year about 400 people from more than 50 countries participate in courses offered by Estonia’s biggest international summer and winter school.

Contact person of the project team

Sirje Virkus

Professor of Information Science, Head of the Study Area of Information Sciences