Tallinn College of Tallinn University of Technology

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NN-coordinatorMaris Sagar maris.sagar@ttu.ee
International Officemaris.sagar@ttu.ee
Erasmus CodeEE TALLINN04
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Brief description

Tallinn University of Technology is one of the leading universities of technology in the Baltics, an active partner in the networks of universities, enterprise clusters and state institutions. TUT is the only university of technology in Estonia and consists of 8 faculties, 5 colleges, 4 research institutes, and 2 regional competence centres. Tallinn College (TC of TUT) is one of them. Research and development goals of TC of TUT are the advancement of international relations, improvement of economic development and innovation.

The mission of TC of TUT is to offer internationally competitive applied higher education essential to Estonia’s development. Therefore, our primary task is to improve education and research quality and results, develop curricula to support Estonia’s sustainable development.TC uses the Moodle e-learning environment made by the Estonian e-learning development centre. Many of the courses are now taught online. The College has international co-operation contacts with several European universities for students’ and teachers’ exchange. The College has joined the international education network via different projects. TC is taking part of the exchange and development of students and employees (ERASMUS), joint research and development projects, etc. The majority of the partners are in Europe.  Lastly, we have been active in the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs program – by being a local contact point. We have sent several new entrepreneurs abroad.

Being the only technology university in Estonia, TUT has established close ties with industrial partners. One of the ways we promote partnership with the industry and perform high quality research is direct participation in private companies. TC of TUT has strong relationships with SMEs because we provide applied higher education. Students have to finish practice work at a company and write a thesis connected to their experiences. Most of the students working in SMEs are distance learners. Thanks to that, we have many connections besides permanent partners. Tallinn University of Technology (TUT) has over 60 000 alumni and Tallinn College (the college of the university) over 2000 alumni. There is a large amount of people who created their own business or are planning to do it.