University of Tartu

Originally founded as Scandinavia’s second university by the Swedish King Gustaph Adolphus in 1632, the University of Tartu is today Estonia’s national university. It has recorded outstanding success in attracting national and international research funding, including in the Horizon 2020 programme, and through the Sixth Framework Programme of the EU.

Originally founded as Scandinavia’s second university by the Swedish King Gustaph Adolphus in 1632, the University of Tartu is today Estonia’s national university. It has recorded outstanding success in attracting national and international research funding, including in the Horizon 2020 programme, and through the Sixth Framework Programme of the EU. World-leading research conducted in the University includes the Estonian Genome Center, a biobank of unique richness and representativeness of Estonia’s population. The University is also linked with a number of successful start-ups, with the global online and money exchange service TransferWise founded by Kristo Käärmann, a graduate in Computer Science.

Published Feb. 27, 2017 2:48 PM - Last modified Feb. 28, 2017 12:03 PM