Tallinn University, as a university in Estonia, offers and develops education and research focusing on the needs of Estonia as a society. Given the new trends in higher education, we also value internationalisation. One in ten academic staff members comes from abroad, we increase the number of foreign students and our contribution to international research yearly.
Tallinn University is a partner in 14 European Union regional programmes, and a coordinator to one of them - Learning Layers. We also coordinate and partner the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020. We have contracts with 43 partner universities from 21 countries and over 400 Erasmus+ partnerships, we are members of four international higher education networks and our researchers and academic staff participate actively in their professional networks.
Tallinn University is autonomous in its decision process. We are led by the Senate, the Rector gets advice from his Advisory Board and the Collegium. The new University Statute took effect on September 1st 2015, the Development Plan looks toward 2020. The students are represented by the Student Union, the alumni are gathered into the Alumni Association. The budget of the University was 32 million Euros.
Tallinn University is promoting an intelligent lifestyle by valuing the free time of our employees: the University has a literature awards competition for employees, academic staff and alumni, a prizewinning symphony orchestra, internationally acclaimed choirs and dance collectives and many sports teams that compete in top Estonian leagues.
Tallinn University is situated in a compact campus within the city centre. In front of the University there is the "Tallinn University" tram stop, behind the university, only a few hundred metres away, stands the sea gate of Estonia - Port of Tallinn. Only a few hundred metres away you can find the peaceful Kadriorg Park and the Presidential Palace.