No. 1 in the Baltics and amongst the best universities in the world: Tallinn University of Technology
Tallinn University of Technology was ranked amongst the best of 450 universities in the world and is first amongst the Baltic universities, according to the QS World University Rankings.
This year's QS Rankings three top rated universities found were Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Harvard University and University of Cambridge.
Andres Keevallik, rector of Tallinn University of Technology (TUT), had high praise for the academics, administrative staff, students and all others who contribute to the university’s work. He acknowledged and thanked all lecturers, researchers, employees and students of TUT for their wonderful job. “QS World University Rankings is one of the most well-established and trustworthy listings in the world. TUT activities of study and research development are internationally acknowledged. For a technology university located in such a small country as Estonia, this is a great achievement,” added rector Keevallik.
Founded in 1918 TUT is currently the only university of technology in Estonia with unique synergies between technology, the natural, social and medical sciences. Its mission is to support the economy, business and industry of Estonia. More than 60 000 students have graduated from TUT while it has registered 13 600 students currently studying and of these approximately one thousand are international students from the US through to China. TUT enjoys solid partnerships with universities all over the world, including universities within the QS Rankings top (including Stanford, Berkeley, MIT, Harvard etc.). TUT has representation in Silicon Valley in the USA and Shanghai in China to promote innovation and ensure access to cutting edge technological information. TUT campus has expanded and upgraded and has 72 buildings, with eight faculties, and hosts the Estonian Information Technology College and the Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol, that centralizes more than 150 high tech enterprises. Students can access TUT also at independent colleges in Kuressaare, Tartu, Viru county and Tallinn. There are a range of activities to promote study including sports, recreation, social and cultural amenities. Sports and housing facilities were ranked elsewhere as among the best in Northern Europe.
The new academic year recently began, and there are number of activities planned:
· on September 16, 2013 - Honorary Doctor of TUT Prof emeritus of Tampere University of Technology Reino Kurki-Suonio will give the Doctor honoris causa lecture "From electronic brains to ubiquituous computing: recollections and visions of a participating observer" at 14:00 in TUT room I-202;
· on September 17th, 2013 - TUT 95th anniversary ceremony Prof emeritus Reino Kurki-Suonio (Tampere Univ of Tech), member of EXCS international advisory board, will be conferred the title of Honorary Doctor of TUT;
· on September 20th, 2013 - lecture „Global Energy Developments“ by Executive Director of International Energy Agency Maria van der Hoeven (at the 12.00, room VII-226).
Maret Hein, Director of International Cooperation and Mobility of TUT, maret dot hein at ttu dot ee, phone +372 620 3542
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Krõõt Nõges, Public Relations Officer of TUT, phone +372 620 3594, mobile +372 5303 6163, kroot dot noges at ttu dot ee