As a country that only regained its independence 20 years ago and has a population of just 1.3 million, it's a bit much to expect that we are well-known all over the world. So, it's better you come and see yourself. We warmly welcome you to Estonia – the land of positive surprises!
The Nordic influence, rootedness, the eastern influence and progress – 4 cornerstones that make us what we are.
The aim of the Estonian Higher Education Strategy 2006-2015 is to ensure the internationally competitive quality of the higher education (HE) offered in Estonia, a volume of HE that corresponds to the needs of Estonia and the development of education and culture in the Estonian language.
Is there something that matches your interests and expectations? There is sure to be something exciting and special waiting for you in the Estonian higher education and research institutions.
Tartu, with its population of 97,952 (updated 27.11.2013) is the second largest city in Estonia and historically one of the most prestigious, as Tartu was first mentioned in written chronicles in 1030. In Estonia, Tartu is called the city of students because Estonia's oldest university – the University of Tartu, founded in 1632 by Swedish King Gustav II, is situated here. The town can also boast the Estonian University of Life Sciences and 10 other institutions of higher education, including Tartu Health Care College. Tartu is also an internationally established research town. The Ministry of Education and Research is also situated in Tartu. Welcome to Tartu – city of good thoughts!