Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) is the only flagship in engineering and IT science and education in Estonia, providing higher education at all levels in engineering and technology, information technology, economics, science, and maritime.
TalTech’s mission is to be a promoter of science, technology, and innovation and a leading provider of engineering and economic education in Estonia.
TalTech is the most innovative university in Estonia.
This is confirmed by the reputation survey of Estonian universities, according to which the Tallinn University of Technology is known for its new and digital technologies.
Our curricula are regularly updated to meet the needs of the labour market and strong private sector practitioners are involved. TalTech’s learning environment is also constantly evolving – several laboratories have been renovated and more and more teaching is done via e-channels.
At TalTech, engineering and IT go hand in hand.
This is reflected in the curricula combining the fields. Engineers who have graduated from TalTech have created significant solutions for Estonia. This practical contribution will continue, becoming increasingly intelligent in the future.
We do real things that are created from scratch on the spot, like Iseauto, the first self-driving car in Estonia, smart road cover, or student satellites Koit and Hämarik. TalTech is also becoming a modern digital campus that offers wide opportunities for smart city development and is a testing ground for Estonian companies to test their solutions.
TalTech is managed in a modern manner.
Our goal is to pay more attention to maintaining and developing our management quality. In recent years, a number of executives and professionals with both private and public sector experience have joined us.
Over the past few years, we have fundamentally changed the structure of the university, making the work of schools and departments more efficient and concentrated. We are also digitising the processes at the university with the initiative of TalTechDigital, linking digitalisation to teaching.
TalTech is the most international university in Estonia.
We offer strong international higher education. We have students, lecturers, top scientists, and experts from all continents, (from 94 different countries in total).
TalTech has the highest number of foreign students (15%) and lecturers (17%) compared to Estonian universities. Compared to other Estonian universities, TalTech has taken the most vigorous steps to attract top researchers. We also work on a daily basis with universities and research institutions around the world.
TalTech values cooperation with companies.
Working together, we take entrepreneurship to the next level. We are the first point of contact for companies and government agencies to conduct research. In its teaching, TalTech is based primarily on the needs of the Estonian society and economy, thereby continuously generating benefits and adding value to Estonia.
TalTech supports companies in organisational and product development. Our Innovation and Business Centre Mektory brings together researchers, students, and entrepreneurs. Young people get inspiration, knowledge, and resources to establish and develop student start-ups.
TalTech as an academic leader
The courage to change, the will to evolve with the rapidly changing world of technology, and the willingness to debate on the basis of knowledge make TalTech an appreciated opinion leader in academic discussion.
We attach great importance to the distinctive high standard of science and teaching and academic freedom. Thus, TalTech has become the first university in Estonia to offer a tenure-based academic career model.