The University of Tartu, founded in 1632 by King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden, is Estonia’s leading centre of research, higher education and training. UT is one of the best-known universities in Northern and Eastern Europe. It belongs to the top 3% of world's best universities. According to information on the ISI Web of Science, the University of Tartu belongs to the top 1% of the world's most-cited universities and research institutions in nein fields, including Social Sciences. It includes nine faculties and four colleges and has 16 000 students, including over 1000 international students from 70 countries..
To support and develop its professional competence, the University has entered into bilateral co-operation agreements with 64 partner universities in 23 countries.
Programme offered by the Centre for Baltic Studies at the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies aim to broaden academic knowledge and practical competence about the Baltic Sea region (BSR) - one of the most economically dynamic, technologically advanced and culturally diverse region in Europe. The programme covers various themes, introducing to distinctive features of Baltic Sea region history, culture, politics, society and economic developments. Today BSR consist of 10 countries or territories – Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark, and coastal areas of Poland, Germany and Russia.
Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies
Staff and their area of research interest
Dr Heiko Pääbo