1919Tallinn Teachers' Seminar is established. TTS trained elementary school and subject teachers.
1938Terra, the first building of our campus was erected. Today, we have the Astra, Mare, Nova, Silva, Terra and Ursa buildings.
1947Tallinn Teachers' Seminar becomes the Tallinn Teachers' Institute. At the same time, the Estonian Academy of Sciences formed the Institute of History.
1952Tallinn Teachers' Institute is renamed Tallinn Pedagogical Institute.
1955Tallinn Pedagogical Institute is renamed the Eduard Vilde Tallinn Pedagogical Institute.
1988A team of intellectuals forms the Estonian Institute of Humanities, which has become a vital promoter of humanities and social sciences in Estonia.
1988the Estonian Academy of Sciences forms the predecessor to the Institute of International and Social Studies (RASI). Researchers at RASI are active in analysing and forming our society on an expert level.
1990the Estonian Academy of Sciences forms the Institute of Ecology and Marine Studies as part of their Biology-Geology-Chemistry department. Two years later, the Institute of Ecology was formed.
1992the Pedagogical Institute is renamed Tallinn Pedagogical University. The university embraces the three-tiered study system, which teaches at the diploma, Bachelor's, Master's and doctoral level.
1998Haapsalu College is opened
1999Rakvere College is opened
2005An act of the Riigikogu (Parliament) was passed on April 18th to form Tallinn University. It was joined by the Institute of History, Estonian Institute of Humanities and the media department at the Concordia Audentes university, which became Balic Film and Media School.
2015Tallinn University accepted a new development plan, with the aim of being the promoter of intelligent lifestyle in Estonia. All activities will be within five focus fields: educational innovation, digital and media culture, cultural competences, healthy and sustainable lifestyle, society and open governance.