To facilitate the international co-operation efforts of its staff, the University of Tartu has concluded a series of international co-operation agreements. These constitute the basis for student and staff exchanges with foreign universities and research institutions, and also for other forms of co-operation, especially in the area of teaching and research. Based on the extent and form of co-operation, the university's international partners can be divided into four groups.
1) Partner universities - UT's most extensive co-operation ties are with universities, with which it has concluded bilateral partnership agreements. Such co-operation involves all the university's faculties and units. As a rule, UT organises frequent exchanges of students, academic staff and, to a lesser degree, administrative staff with partner universities.
2) Erasmus partners - the Erasmus programme, part of the EU's Lifelong Learning Programme, is also characterised by a busy exchange schedule in respect to students and academic staff alike. European universities enter into Erasmus agreements on the level of faculties, departments, institutes and other academic units.
3) Partner faculties - co-operation arrangements are established between a specific faculty of the University of Tartu and a corresponding faculty of another university, and the exchange of students and academic staff is limited to the participating faculties.
4) Other partners - to further co-operation in specific areas and to increase opportunities for exchange of students and staff, the University of Tartu has established co-operation agreements with several foreign research, higher education and other institutions. This includes the international co-operation agreements concluded by the Estonian government and Academy of Sciences.
Additional information regarding international partners of the University of Tartu:
Head of International Co-operation
E-mail: sirje [dot] uprus [ät] ut [dot] ee
Telephone: + 372 737 5615