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High-level academic publications (Estonian Research Portal ETIS' classifications 1.1, 1.2, 2.1 ja 3.1)

  2012 2013 2014* 2015* 2016*
Total in TU 520 537 571 560 459
Number per academic employee 1,07 1,18 1,26 1,33 1,17

Source: Excerpt from Estonian Research Portal ETIS concerning academic publications (classifications 1.1, 1.2, 2.1 ja 3.1)  (updated 25.04.17) and TU annual report

* Since 2014 due to the new classification scheme of research activity's results in ETIS, former classification 2.1 has become incomparable with previous years, and has not been covered in data anymore 

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Tallinn University’s more extensive international and interdisciplinary research projects in 2016 

Project name and finance provider Financier total funding to TLU in EUR Financing period Participating academic unites in TU and principal investigator 
Cross-Border Educational Innovation thru Technology-Enhanced Research, EU Horizon 2020 Era Chair (TAU15034 2 396 363 10.07.2015-09.06.2020 School of Educational Sciences (principal investigator  Tobias Ley PhD)
Reduction of CO2 emissions by restoring degraded peatlands in Northern European Lowland, EL Life+ Climate mitigation (TRU16133) 1 156 513 01.07.2016-30.06.2021 School of Natural Sciences and Health Institute of Ecology (principal investigator Mati Ilomets PhD)
Human rights – mutually raising excellence, EU Horizon 2020, Twinning (TAU15135) 1 014 675 31.01.2016-01.02.2019 School of Governance, Law and Society, lead partner (principal investigator Mart Susi PhD)
Social Exclusion of Youth in Europe: Cumulative Disadvantage, Coping Strategies, Effective Policies and Transfer, EU Horizon 2020 (AU/14714 651 281 01.05.2015-30.04.2018 School of Governance, Law and Society  Institute of International Social Studies (principal investigator  Marge Unt PhD)
Learning Layers - Scaling up Technologies for Informal Learning in SME Clusters, EU FP 7 (AU/10212) 639 120 01.11.2012-31.10.2016 School of Digital Technologies (principal investigator Tobias Ley PhD)
Cross-Motion, EU Interreg Baltic Sea Region 2014-220 (TKA16018) 516 200 01.03.2016-01.03.2019 Baltic Film, Media, Arts and  Communication School, lead partner (principal investigator Alessandro Nanì)
SHARE Estonia, Ministry of Education and Research, Programme Supporting international cooperation in R&D (RU/314) 418 203 16.11.2011-31.08.2016 School of Governance, Law and Society Estonian Institute for Population Studies (principal investigator Luule Sakkeus PhD) 
Post-Soviet Tensions: A Training Programme in Post-Soviet Affairs for Early Career Researchers, EU FP 7 Marie Curie, Initial training networks (ÕA/113)   405 033 01.05.2013-30.04.2017 School of Governance, Law and Society (principal investigator  Abel Polese PhD)
Imagining Development: A multidisciplinary and multilevel analysis of development policies and their effect in the post-socialist world,  EU FP 7 Marie Curie, International Research Staff Exchange Scheme (AU/1813)   256 000 01.06.2013-01.09.2017 School of Governance, Law and Society (principal investigator  Abel Polese PhD)
Developing Test Battery for Assessing Basic School Students’ Psychological Processes and Educating Support Specialists, Norwegian-Estonian Reserach Cooperation Programme (KA/8914) 253 624 01.07.2014-30.04.2016 School of Natural Sciences and Health (principal investigator Eve Kikas PhD)
Aligning professional future-oriented training on health promotion to boost development and economic growth in Läänemaa and Helsinki-Uusimaa regions, EU Interreg Central Baltic Programm 2014–2020 (TRU16105) 235 014 01.07.2016-31.12.2019 Haapsalu College, lead partner (principal investigator Heli Kaldas)
Development of relevant criteria and monitoring methodology of favourable conservation status of the coastal (terrestrial) habitats (EU Nature Directive Annex 1: 1210, 1220, 1230, 1310, 1620, 1640, 2110, 2120, 2130, 2140, 2190 and 2320) in Estonia, Norwegian-Estonian Reserach Cooperation Programme (TRU14013) 175 848 02.05.2014-30.04.2016 School of Natural Sciences and Health Institute of Ecology (principal investigator Reimo Rivis PhD)
Encouraging Lifelong Learning for an Inclusive and Vibrant Europe, EU Horizon 2020: YOUNG-3-2015 (TAU16076)   175 341  01.10.2016-01.10.2019 School of Governance, Law and Society  Institute of International Social Studies(principal investigator Ellu Saar PhD)
Political and socio-psychological determinants of inclusive integration context and their inter-dependencies, Norwegian-Estonian Reserach Cooperation Programme (EMP138) 167 541 03.09.2013-30.04.2017 School of Governance, Law and Society (principal investigator Raivo Vetik PhD)
Cross-border services for creative adventure learning in the zoos of the Central Baltic Region, SmartZoos, EU Interreg Central Baltic 2014 - 2020 (TRU15126) 157 780 01.09.2015-31.08.2018   School of Digital Technologies Centre for Educational Technology (principal investigator Terje Väljataga PhD) 
Adult Education as a Means to Active Participatory Citizenship, EU Horizon 2020: YOUNG-3-2015 (TRU16008) 153 979 01.02.2016-31.12.2018 School of Digital Technologies Centre for Educational Technology (principal investigator Kai Pata PhD)
Integration in Southeast Asia: Trajectories of Inclusion, Dynamics and Exclusion, SEATIDE, EU FP 7 (AU/713) 150 000 01.01.2013-31.03.2016 School of Humanities (principal investigator Karin Dean PhD) 

 Participation in the interdiscliplinary research centres of excellency, competence centres. Estonian Research Infrastructures Roadmap and doctoral schools

Name of the project Duration of the project Participating institutes in TU* and project manager
Estonian Studies Centre of Excellence, research group The Paradigm of the Images of “Own”, “Other”, “Strange”, “Enemy” in Estonian Cultures in the 20th century 2015 - 2023 Estonian Institute of Humanities, principal investigator Irina Belobrovtseva PhD
Health Promotion and Rehabilitation Competence Centre in Haapsalu 2012- 2019 Haapsalu College, School of Natural Sciences and Health, School of Natural Sciences and Health Institute of Ecology, project manager Talis Vare
Oil Shale Competence Center  2012 - 2019 School of Natural Sciences and Health Institute of Ecology, Valdo Liblik PhD
Estonian Research Infrastructures Roadmap object „Estonian Environmental Observatory“  2011 - 2020 School of Natural Sciences and Health Institute of Ecology, project managers Mihkel Kangur PhD and Margus Pensa PhD
Estonian Research Infrastructures Roadmap object „e-Repository and Conservation of Collections„ 2011 - 2019 Academic Library, project manager Andres Kollist PhD
Estonian Research Infrastructures Roadmap object "Natural History Archives and Information Network“ (NATARC)   2011 - 2021 Archaeological Research Collection, project manager Lembi Lõugas PhD 
Graduate School in Biomedicine and Biotechnology 2016 - 2022 School of Natural Sciences and Health, representative of TU in graduate school council Ruth Shimmo PhD                         PhD programme: Analytical Biochemistry
Estonian Graduate School in Mathematics and Statistics 2009 - 2022 School of Digital Technologies, representative of TU in graduate school council Andi Kivinukk PhD                                     PhD programme: Information Society Technologies
Graduate school „Functional materials and technologies“  2016 - 2022 School of Natural Sciences and Health, representative of TU in graduate school council Tõnu Laas PhD                             PhD programme: Physics
Doctoral School of Educational Sciences, TU lead partner 2005 - 2022 School of Educational Sciences, representatives of TU in doctoral school council Katrin Niglas PhD and Larissa Jõgi PhD                 PhD programme: Educational Sciences
Doctoral School in Information and Communication Technology 2016 - 2022 School of Digital Technologies, representative of TU in doctoral school council David Lamas PhD PhD programme: Information Society Technologies
Graduate School of Linguistics, Philosophy, and Semiotics 2009 - 2022 School of Humanities, representatives of TU in graduate school council Anna Verschik PhD and Kristel Toom               PhD programme: Linguistics
Graduate School of Culture Studies and Arts, TU lead partner 2010 - 2022

School of Humanities, representatives of TU in graduate school council Marek Tamm PhD and Tõnu Viik PhD                PhD programmes: History; Studies of Cultures

Doctoral School of Behavioural, Social and Health Sciences 2010 - 2022 School of Natural Sciences and Health, School of Governance, Law and Society, representatives of TU in doctoral school council Airi Värnik PhD and Merike Sisask PhD                               PhD programmes: Social Work; Health Behaviour and Wellbeing; Demography; Psychology; Sociology
Doctoral School of Earth Sciences and Ecology 2009 - 2022 School of Natural Sciences and Health, representative of TU in doctoral school council Tiiu Koff PhD                                     PhD programme: Ecology
Doctoral School in Economics and Innovation 2016 - 2022 School of Governance, Law and Society, representative of TU in doctoral school council Peeter Selg PhD                             PhD programme: Government and Politics
Nordic-Baltic Doctoral Network in Social Work 2010 PhD programme: Social Work
European Doctoral School of Demography (EDSD) 2010 PhD programme: Demography

Foreign teaching staff and researchers in TU

  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Number of FTE foreign teaching staff and researchers 41.45 42,75 42,5 37,88 45,3
Percentage (%) of foreign teaching staff and researchers 8,7 9,4 9,4 9 11,1