The Council is the management body of the university, responsible for the university´s long-term and sustainable development and important decisions concerning economic issues, finances and assets, ensuring the long-term development of the university. The Council adopts the university’s budget and the development plan. The Council has the right to impose a single veto on the Senate´s decision to adopt the Tallinn University statutes.

The Council has 11 members, five of which are appointed by the Senate, one by the Estonian Academy of Sciences and five by the Minister of Education and Research. The composition of the Council is determined by the Government of the Republic of Estonia based on the proposal by the minister in charge of the respective area.

The Chair of the Tallinn University Council is Taavi Laur.

Composition of the Council 2020 - 2025

Members appointed by the Minister of Education and Research

Taavi Laur
Chair of TLU Council
Managing Partner, Member of the Executive Board, Aureus Capital Consulting OÜ

Edith Sepp
Vice-Chair of TLU Council
CEO, Estonian Film Institute

Andres Kütt
CTO, Proud Engineers

Mait Müntel 
Lingvist, co-founder & CEO; Fermi Energia, co-founder & board member

Urmo Uiboleht
Head, Tartu Private School
Member of the Executive Board, Foundation for Education Promotion (Hariduse Edendamise SA)
Chairperson, Estonian School Heads Association (Eesti Koolijuhtide Ühendus)

Member appointed by the Estonian Academy of Sciences

Raimo Raag
Professor emeritus at Department of Modern Languages, Finno-Ugric Languages
External member of the Estonian Academy of Science

Members named by the Senate

Eve Eisenschmidt
Professor of Educational Leadership, School of Educational Sciences

Kristjan Port
Professor of Sports Biology, School of Natural Sciences and Health

Aleksander Pulver
Associate Professor of Personality Psychology, School of Natural Sciences and Health

Hagi Šein
Lecturer of Television Studies, Baltic Film, Media and Arts School

Marek Tamm
Professor of Cultural History, School of Humanities