Belonging to international cooperation networks is important for every university – a highly renowned network offers significant added value to the university. The main outputs of the cooperation carried out within the network are joint projects, working group meetings where colleagues can share experience and information and shape joint opinions. Cooperation networks of universities have also grown into strong contributors for shaping the strategies for the policy on higher education in the European Union.
Tallinn University is a member of five different networks.
Tallinn University joined UNICA in 2006. The network joins universities of European capital cities and coordinates activities through various field-specific working groups. Tallinn University is an active member in the IRO working group of UNICA and one of the leaders of UNICA Green. The Summer School of Tallinn University also laid the foundation to UNICA’s working group of Summer and Winter School.
From 2004, Tallinn University is a member of EUA, the mission of which is the continued development of European higher education and research. From 2008, the university is also a member of the EUA Council for Doctoral Education. The mission of this council is to contribute to the development of doctoral studies and training of doctoral students with the aim of making them more visible both in Europe and globally.
In 2009, Tallinn University signed the Observatory Magna Charta Universitatum and since 1993, it is a member of Baltic University Programme (BUP). The Baltic University Programme (BUP) is a network of universities and other institutes of higher learning throughout the Baltic Sea region. The network is coordinated by the Baltic University Program Secretariat at Uppsala University, Sweden. The Programme focuses on questions of sustainable development, environmental protection, and democracy in the Baltic Sea region. The aim is to support the key role that universities play in a democratic, peaceful and sustainable development.
Schools are also members of numerous specialised networks.