History, Affiliations and Rankings
Tallinn University is one of the 3 largest institutions of higher education situated in the capital city of Tallinn in Estonia a country in Northern Europe. It is a public research-based university founded in the year 1919 as Tallinn Teachers Seminar. On the 18th of March 2005, it was named Tallinn university after the merger of several universities and academic research institutions in Tallinn city namely the Academic Library of Estonia, Baltic Film and Media School, Estonian Institute of Humanities, Institute of History and Tallinn Pedagogical University. Tallinn University is affiliated with the European University Association (EUA) and The Network of Universities from the Capitals of Europe (UNICA). Tallinn University secured #1230 in US News and World Report, 1001-1200 in the QS and Times Higher Education Ranking in the year 2022.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
University of Tallinn, Estonia is spread over 135 acres of land housing campus buildings, academic blocks, a science park, library, residential area and sports complex. In the year 2015, Tallinn University underwent a structural reform, whereby its 20+ structural units were reorganized into six schools in order to optimize funding and eliminate overlap between units in research and teaching. Tallinn University offers 30 UG, 50 PG, 10 PhD levels and some other research-based programs across 16 different facilities and 6 schools. These are institutions are the School of Humanities, School of Governance, Law and Society, School of Educational Sciences, School of Natural Science and Health, Baltic Film, Media and Arts School, School of Digital Technologies, and Haapsalu College. Tallinn University primarily focuses on 5 core interdisciplinary fields i.e., Health and Sustainable Lifestyle, Educational Innovation, Digital and Media Culture, Open Governance, and Cultural Competencies.
Accomplishments and Alumni
To participate in the making process of sustainable development, Tallinn University became the part of Green Academic Footprint initiative of the Network of Universities from the Capitals of Europe (UNICA). The University of Tallinn is recognised for the promotion of innovation in education, e-governance and entrepreneurship. It is considered in the top 5% of best universities in the world. The notable alumni of Tallinn University are Richard Lomax (Educational Psychologist), Andres Luure (Philosopher), Mihhail Lotman (Politician), Rein Raud (Professor), Tonis Ratsep (Actor), Pia Tikka (Filmmaker) and Paul E. Beaudoin (Music Composer).
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
Student club, cultural club, and sports council are part of Tallinn University's objective to create a multicultural university community environment of more than 7000 total students. Out of total strength, approximately 9.5% of international students belongs from all around the world. Telia, Swedbank Estonia, Eesti Energia, Skype and Wise are the visiting companies that offer job opportunities to the successful students of Tallinn University.