The purpose of the Centre of Excellence in Educational Innovation is to develop an interdisciplinary research field that focuses on innovative and evidence-based teacher education, school management and educational policy.

The Centre has been created under the aegis of the Cross-Border Educational Innovation through Technology-Enhanced Research (CEITER) project, which is financed from the European Commission´s ERA Chair measures. With the support of the ERA Chair project, an international research group will be created in TLU whose main focus will be in the following Information and Communication Technology (ICT) areas: 

  • the next generation of digital learning environments and resources; 
  • new ICT-based methods for promoting learning analytics; 
  • educational research.

The Centre views educational innovation from a broader perspective. It addresses the need to create a scientific base for the development of a new learning and teaching culture and to ensure it is firmly rooted in Estonian education.

The board of the TLU Centre of Excellence in Educational Innovation:


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Centre of Excellence in Educational Innovation is supported through the project SEIS – Scaling up educational innovation in schools, which has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 856954.