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Tallinn University (TU) is the third largest university in Estonia, resulted from a merger of several universities and research institutes in Tallinn, and now, consisting of 6 schools. TU has about 7,100 students (with 11% of them international), and over 800 employees, including 400 researchers and lecturers (with 9% of them international) and is the fastest growing university in Estonia. Its main strengths lie in the fields of humanities and social sciences, and a strong and constantly growing component of natural and exact sciences, as well as a notable tradition of teacher training and educational research. TU has an extensive experience working with educational innovation and from 1994 it has been a centre of development and research in the field of technology-enhanced learning in Estonia. The University offers its services to all regions of Estonia, taking into consideration the peculiarities of Tallinn and northern Estonia and the needs of the public and economic structures that have concentrated in the capital city. One of the main aims of the university is large-scale internationalisation – with its academic degree programmes and a number of shorter programmes and courses offered in the English language it is already the most international university in the Baltic area. TU has agreements with 43 partner universities in 21 countries and more than 490 Erasmus+ partnership agreements; TU is a member of four international networks of higher education institutions, and researchers and lecturers actively contribute to the activities of their professional networks. The vision of the University is to play a leading role in promoting and developing intelligent lifestyle in Estonia, thus supporting both Estonian sustainability as well as self-actualization for individuals. The mission of the University is to support sustainable development of Estonia through high quality research and education, promotion of intellectual growth and development, public discussions and academic partnerships. In its activities, the university adheres to the following basic values - openness, quality, professionalism and unity. As a promoter of intelligent lifestyle, TU values the free time of its members: the university has a literary award for its employees, lecturers and alumni, its symphony orchestra has been chosen as the Estonian Orchestra of the Year, and TU has multiple internationally recognised choirs and art groups and several Estonian championship level sports teams. TU is ranked 801-1000 in both the QS World University Rankings and Times Higher Education World University Rankings which means the University is among the top 5% of the world´s universities.

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