Tallinn University´s structure comprises academic units with constituent subunits, support units and an institution.
Academic units are schools and a college.
A school is an academic unit that conducts studies at three levels of higher education, provides continuing education and carries out research, development and creative activities based on the study areas of the school. Tallinn University has six schools that were established in 2015 as a result of the reorganisation of the academic structure to develop the university´s five focus fields. Each focus field is represented by one school, with the sixth providing the other five with digital technologies and analytics.
A college is an academic unit focused on supporting regional development, which may conduct studies at the first two levels of higher education, provide continuing education and carry out research, development and creative activities. Tallinn University has one college in Haapsalu.
The structure of an academic unit may include the following subunits:
- a research centre which is targeted at research and development activities and brings together the unit´s research groups;
- a development centre which is created to carry out activities that support the main activities of the academic units within the university, and to provide services externally.
Six research centres and three development centres operate in the academic units of Tallinn University.
A support unit supports the conduct of studies, research, development and creative activities and/or ensures the central support services necessary for the operation of the university or the execution of other goals of the university. Tallinn University has 15 support units.
An institution is a unit performing independent tasks for the public. The institution of Tallinn University is the Academic Library.