Estonia

Social science

University of Tartu

Institutional description

UT is Estonia’s leading centre of research and training. It preserves the culture of the Estonian people and spearheads the country’s reputation in research and provision of higher education. UT belongs to the top 1.2% of world’s best universities.
As Estonia’s national university, UT stresses the importance of international co-operation and partnerships with reputable research universities all over the world. The robust research potential of the university is evidenced by the fact that the University of Tartu has been invited to join the Coimbra Group, a prestigious club of renowned research universities.
UT includes four faculties. To support and develop the professional competence of its students and academic staff, the university has entered into bilateral co-operation agreements with 79 partner institutions in 31 countries.
The University of Tartu was founded in 1632 by the Swedish king Gustavus Adolphus. It was initially called Academia Dorpatensis. The necessary preparations for creating a university in Tartu (then Dorpat) were made by Johan Skytte, governor general of Livonia.
Academia Dorpatensis, modelled after the University of Uppsala in Sweden, was intended to pursue research and advance learning in a wide variety of disciplines. The University of Tartu (UT) has continued to adhere to this approach throughout the centuries, and remains today the only classical university in Estonia. Research at UT focuses on subjects as diverse as medicine and philosophy, genetics and computer science.

Principal investigator: Triin Vihalem

Triin Vihalemm (PhD) in Professor of Communication Research in University of Tartu. She is engaged in international research project Horizon Building European Communities’ Resilience and Social Capital and national institutional research schemes Estonian energy, mobility and telecommunications systems on the verge of the Second Deep Transition. She has wide experience in working out the methods and indicators of evaluating social impact and social interventions for various stakeholders, e.g.: Development Strategy Document “Vision 2040” for Tartu City and Tartu 2024 Monitoring and Evaluation Plans and Indicators for Long-Term Impacts, Clarifying and analysing the potential annoyance factors caused by the establishment of limestone excavation at Lüganuse, Migration dependency and integration challenges for Estonia, employers, communities and educational system, Consulting and Preparing Communication Strategy to Estonian Rescue Centre; Consultation of the creation of communication strategy of Estonian EU Presidency period, Development of standards of risk-prevention communication campaigns of Estonian Rescue Centre.

Technical science

University of Tartu

Institutional description

UT is Estonia’s leading centre of research and training. It preserves the culture of the Estonian people and spearheads the country’s reputation in research and provision of higher education. UT belongs to the top 1.2% of world’s best universities.
As Estonia’s national university, UT stresses the importance of international co-operation and partnerships with reputable research universities all over the world. The robust research potential of the university is evidenced by the fact that the University of Tartu has been invited to join the Coimbra Group, a prestigious club of renowned research universities.
UT includes four faculties. To support and develop the professional competence of its students and academic staff, the university has entered into bilateral co-operation agreements with 79 partner institutions in 31 countries.
The University of Tartu was founded in 1632 by the Swedish king Gustavus Adolphus. It was initially called Academia Dorpatensis. The necessary preparations for creating a university in Tartu (then Dorpat) were made by Johan Skytte, governor general of Livonia.
Academia Dorpatensis, modelled after the University of Uppsala in Sweden, was intended to pursue research and advance learning in a wide variety of disciplines. The University of Tartu (UT) has continued to adhere to this approach throughout the centuries, and remains today the only classical university in Estonia. Research at UT focuses on subjects as diverse as medicine and philosophy, genetics and computer science.

Principal investigator: Mihkel Solvak

Senior research fellow in technology studies, Center of IT Impact Studies Head of the Institute, Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies University of Tartu

Intermediary institution

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