Who we are

The University of Tartu is the leading research university in Estonia and the only Estonian-language universitas – comprehensive university – in the world. Its competitive advantages are internationality, the quality of teaching and research, and diversity. The university, re-opened as the Estonian-language University of Tartu in 1919, at the beginning of the Republic of Estonia, laid the foundations for Estonian-language higher education and created a community of national intellectuals, who have a significant role in the development of the Estonian state, society and culture.

University in brief

Developer of research-based society

Attractive employer

Valued international partner

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Regulations and documents



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What is important for us?

As a national university of Estonia, we bear responsibility for tackling challenges faced by society, acting as a pioneer of the knowledge-based economy and promoting the attitude of lifelong learning and future skills. We ensure the continuity of Estonian intellectuals as well as the Estonian language and culture and as a strong research university, develop education, research, technology and other creative activities through interdisciplinary cooperation throughout the world.

Values and reponsibility

Good practices

Sustainable university

Strategic plan 2021-2025

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Tartu Ülikool

Services and procurements