Structure and Staff
UT is structured into academic and non-academic units. The academic structure of the university consists of institutes and colleges of four faculties (valdkond) and university’s institutions not affiliated to any faculty.
Four faculties are: Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Science and Technology. A faculty is directed by the dean and has a faculty council. An institution is directed by a director of the institution elected by the senate for a term of five years.
Institutes are the principal academic units of the university which bring together teaching, research and development activities in related disciplines. The main task of an institute is to conduct teaching, research and development activities in its disciplines and to ensure that the tasks set out in the university’s statutes are duly performed. The activities of an institute are regulated by its statutes established by the rector. The name of an institute may include the word “teaduskond” (school). The institute is directed by the head of the institute elected for a term of three years.
A college is an academic institution that conducts teaching, research and development activities in its disciplines and fulfils other tasks according to its statutes. The head of a college is a director elected by the senate for a term of five years.
The university’s institutions are units that perform autonomous tasks within the academic structure of the university.
The task of non-academic support units is to provide support services required for the teaching, research and development activities as well as for other creative activities.
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