University of Tartu participates in Ülemiste City training credit project

The University of Tartu has joined the Ülemiste City training credit project that brings companies of the community together with higher education institutions. It is a cooperation project between AS Mainor, Ülemiste City and six Estonian higher education institutions which allows the companies of Ülemiste City to take a certain number of courses from higher education institutions during the year.

The training credit project aims to introduce the courses offered by the higher education institutions to the companies of Ülemiste City and encourage employees to participate in them, thereby expanding cooperation between companies and higher education institutions on topics such as studies, consultations, joint projects, etc.

According to Aune Valk, Vice Rector for Academic Affairs of the University of Tartu, the university has a great interest in cooperating with companies in Ülemiste City that are focused on innovation and research-based development. “The training credit project helps the university to take the first small step towards companies, in hope that they will also take a step towards us. If employees of these companies get a good experience in a course offered by the university, they may also start to consider longer training, getting a micro degree or taking up degree studies. In addition to training, we also see opportunities for cooperation in the field of research and development,” said Valk.

In the spring semester, employees of Ülemiste City can become continuing education learners in a selection of degree-study courses offered by the University of Tartu School of Economics and Business Administration, the School of Law, Pärnu College, Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies and the Institute of Philosophy and Semiotics. They can also take continuing education programmes of the university. At the beginning of the spring semester, employees of Ülemiste City started studying in 27 courses of the University of Tartu. According to the organisers, courses on languages, service design and management, psychology, human resources and finance have proved to be the most popular.

The University of Tartu, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn University, the Estonian Academy of Arts, the Estonian Entrepreneurship University of Applied Sciences (Mainor) and Tallinn Health Care College have joined the training credit project. See the courses offered by the higher education institutions on koolituskrediit.ee.

Further information: Tiia Ristolainen, Head of the University of Tartu Lifelong Learning Centre, 501 5584, tiia.ristolainen@ut.ee

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