We support the sustainable development of Estonia through high quality research and study, education of intellectuals, public discussions and promotion of academic partnership. 

In 2019, Tallinn University's financed projects were in: 

  • Social sciences – 52,5%
  • Humanities and Arts – 24,7%
  • Natural sciences – 12,6%
  • Engineering and Technology – 7,6%
  • Medical and Health sciences – 2,6%

Our most substantial international and interdisciplinary research projects in 2020:

Project name and finance provider Focus field Financing period Participating academic units in TU and principal investigator
Establishing interdisciplinary research group “Cities, Work and Digital Platforms” at Tallinn University: insights on the coronavirus pandemic effects on digital labour platforms in Tallinn. Supported by Tallinn University Research Fund (TF4820)   01.09.2020 - 31.08.2022 Tauri Tuvikene, Tallinn University, School of Humanities
Gogreen Routes - Resilient Optimal Urban natural, Technological and Environmental  Solutions (vaata ETISes TRU19215) Healthy and Sustainable Lifestyle 01.06.2020 - 31.05.2024 Principal investigator Vice-Rector for Sustainable Development PhD Helen Sooväli-Sepping
Translating Memories: The Eastern European Past in the Global Arena. EL Horisont 2020 (vaata ETISes TAU19181) Cultural Competences 01.09.2019 - 31.08.2024 School of Humanities (principal investigator PhD Eneken Laanes)
Life course perspectives in studying youth transitions to adulthood: bridging qualitative and quantitative approaches, EL Horisont 2020. Society and Open Governance 01.01.2021 - 31.12.2023 School of Governance, Law and Society (principal investigator PhD Ellu Saar)
Closing gaps in social citizenship. New tools to foster social resilience in Europe. EL Horisont 2020 (project in ETIS TAU19188 Society and Open Governance 01.02.2020 - 31.01.2023 School of Governance, Law and Society (principal investigator PhD Marge Unt)
Social and innovative Platform On cultural Tourism and its potential towards deepening Europeanisation. EL Horisont 2020 (project in ETIS TRU19123) Cultural Competences 01.01.2020 - 31.12.2022 School of Humanities (principal investigator PhD  Hannes Palang)
Scaling Up Educational Innovations in Schools. EL Horisont 2020 (project in ETIS TKA19154) Educational Innovation 01.01.2020 - 31.12.2022 School of Educational Sciences (principal investigator PhD Terje Väljataga)
Train in your language: multilingual transnational training in EU civil and commercial law. European Commission (project in ETIS TKA20023) Society and Open Governance 01.05.2020 - 31.12.2021 School of Governance, Law and Society (principal investigator PhD Mart Susi)
Metal-detected past: a study of long-term developments in settlement patterns, technology and visual culture on the example of metal-detector finds from Estonia. EL Horisont 2020 (project in ETIS TAU20031) Cultural Competences 01.09.2020 - 31.08.2022 School of Humanities (principal investigator PhD Tuuli Kurisoo)
Twinning for excellence in migration and integration research and networking. EL Horisont 2020 (project in ETIS TKA19055) Society and Open Governance 01.09.2019 - 31.08.2022 School of Governance, Law and Society (principal investigator PhD Raivo Vetik)
The impact of technological transformations on the digital generation. EL Horisont 2020 (project in ETIS TRU19153) Society and Open Governance 01.12.2019 - 30.11.2022 School of Governance, Law and Society (principal investigator PhD Merike Sisask)
QUality and Effectiveness in Science and Technology communication.  Digital and Media Culture 01.02.2019 - 31.01.2021 Baltic Film, Media, Arts and Communication School (principal investigator PhD Arko Olesk)
Developing and enhancing the teaching quality of inclusive education curriculum. EEA Financial Mechanism Baltic Research Programme (project in ETIS TÕA19009) Educational Innovation 01.02.2019 - 31.01.2023 School of Educational Sciences (principal investigator Triin Ulla)
Cultural Data Analytics (CUDAN), EL Horisont 2020 ERA Chair Digital and Media Culture 01.01.2019 – 31.08.2023 Baltic Film, Media, Arts and Communication School (principal investigator PhD Maximilian Schich)
Technological inequality - understanding the relations between recent technological innovations and social inequalities. EL Horisont 2020 (project in ETIS TRU18136) Society and Open Governance 01.01.2019 - 31.12.2021 School of Governance, Law and Society (principal investigator PhD Ellu Saar)
Platform Labour in Urban Spaces: Fairness, Welfare, Development. EL Horisont 2020 (project in ETIS TRU18149) Society and Open Governance 01.01.2019 - 31.12.2021 School of Governance, Law and Society (principal investigator PhD Marge Unt)
Reducing the gender wage gap. "RITA1" project (project in ETIS RITA1/02-02) Society and Open Governance 01.01.2019 - 31.12.2021 School of Governance, Law and Society (principal investigator PhD Kadri Täht)
"COST programme": Transdisciplinary solutions to cross sectoral disadvantage in youth. (Project in ETIS TMO18163) Society and Open Governance 01.10.2018 - 01.09.2022 School of Governance, Law and Society (principal investigator PhD Anu Toots)
„Between the Times“: Embattled Temporalities and Political Imagination in Interwar Europe, EL Horisont 2020 ERC grant (project in ETIS TAU17149) Cultural Competences 01.06.2018 - 31.05.2023 School of Humanities (principal investigator Liisi Keedus PhD)
Enactive Co-presence in Narrative Virtual Reality: A Triadic Interaction ModelMobilitas pluss top researcher grant (project in ETIS MOBTT90 Digital and Media Culture 01.09.2017- 31.08.2022 Baltic Film, Media, Arts and Communication School (principal investigator PhD Pia Tikka)
Cross-Border Educational Innovation thru Technology-Enhanced Research,  EL Horisont 2020 ERA Chair (project in ETIS TAU15034)

Educational Innovation

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 (project in ETIS TRU16133) Healthy and Sustainable Lifestyle 01.07.2016-30.06.2021   School of Natural Sciences and Health Institute of Ecology (principal investigator Mati Ilomets PhD)
Salme Event: Two Vendel Period Mass Burials in Ships on Saaremaa, Estonia -subproject of Uppsala University project The Viking Phenomenon, Rootsi Teadusnõukogu (project in ETIS TAU17036) Cultural Competences 01.04.2017-31.12.2020 Archaeological Research Collection (principal investigator Jüri Peets PhD)
Co-creation of Service Innovations in Europe, EL Horisont 2020 (project in ETIS TKA17073) Society and Open Governance 01.12.2017-30.11.2020 School of Governance, Law and Society (principal investigator Zsolt Bugarszki PhD)

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Institute of History, Archaeology and Art History carries out two large-scale research projects, financed by the Estonian Ministry of Research and Education.

Centre for Landscape and culture research projects

Institute of International Social Studies research projects

Estonian Institute of Population Studies research

Centre for Educational Technology research projects

Institute of Ecology research projects

School of Digital Technologies research projects

School of Educational Sciences research projects

School of Humanities research projects

School of Natural Sciences and Health research projects (in Estonian Research Information System)

School of Governance, Law and Society research projects