University of Tartu
Originally founded as Scandinavia’s second university by the Swedish King Gustaph Adolphus in 1632, the University of Tartu (UT) is today Estonia’s national university.
It has recorded outstanding success in attracting national and international research funding, including in the Horizon 2020 programme. Research at UT focuses on subjects as diverse as medicine and philosophy, genetics and computer science, and it includes the world-class Estonian Genome Center, a biobank of the unique richness and representativeness of Estonia’s population. The university is also linked with a number of successful start-ups, including the global online and money exchange service TransferWise founded by Kristo Käärmann, a graduate in Computer Science.