Founded in 1918, TalTech is Estonia’s only technological university as well as the most innovative university in the country, as confirmed by the Estonian universities’ reputation survey. TalTech is especially known for its innovation in the field of digital technologies and engineering. As a public university we consider our mission to promote science, technology and innovation in the society as well as to provide top class engineering and economic education.
TalTech is located in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, and is currently the most international university in the country with around 1700 international degree students coming from over 100 different countries. TalTech offers 4 Bachelor`s and 16 Master's programmes in English and has close academic partnerships with up to 500 different universities worldwide. In the QS World University Ranking 2019, Taltech was ranked 601-650 which places us among the top 2.5% of all universities in the world.
TalTech's degrees are internationally recognized and highly regarded. Graduates of TalTech have been admitted to Oxford University, the University of London, University of Mannheim, Chalmers University of Technology, Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan, Helsinki Technical University, St. Gallen University, University of Southern Denmark and other renowned academic institutions.
As we believe that education and professional experience go hand in hand, we put special emphasis on designing all our study programmes in accordance with the changing and developing needs of the Estonian as well as the global labour market. Our alumni hold a broad range of positions from entrepreneurs, executives, top specialists, and consultants to high government officials and politicians. Many of our graduates have moved on to established themselves as leaders in the rapidly developing field of international start-ups and digitization.
TalTech is where future is made. Our campus is home to Estonia’s first self-driving car (ISEAUTO) and the TTÜ100 satellite — both student-led and run projects. We offer an opportunity to study in a modern digital campus where many of the most recent technologies are tested and implemented on the daily basis. One of our recent initiatives — TalTechDigital — links digitalisation with education, making our campus the test ground for the first 5G network in Estonia.
At TalTech, we value cooperation with enterprises and business. For many companies as well as public authorities, we are the first contact point for finding solutions to a variety of organizational and product development questions. Our innovation and business centre Mektory brings together researchers, students, and entrepreneurs offering young people inspiration, knowledge, and resources to create and develop student start-ups and other innovative business ideas. In addition, Tehnopol - a science and business center for innovative tech companies - shares its grounds with TalTech's campus and is home to a start-up incubator as well as many well-known companies such as Microsoft, Cybernetica, Starship Technologies, Ektaco, and SMIT.
Quick facts about TalTech:
- Public university, founded in 1918
- Biggest university in the capital with around 10 300 students
- Unique and internationally-recognised programmes
- Picturesque urban modern campus
- The most international university in Estonia with 100 different nationalities
- Dynamic university-industry cooperation; strong emphasis on entrepreneurship
- Mektory Innovation and Business Centre
- No 601-650 in the QS World University Rankings® 2019