University of Tartu

The University of Tartu (UT; ; ) is a public research university located in the city of Tartu, Estonia. It is the national university of Estonia. It also consists of the largest and oldest university in the country. The university was founded under the name of ''Academia Gustaviana'' in 1632 by Baron Johan Skytte, the Governor-General of Swedish Livonia, Ingria, and Karelia, with the required ratification provided by King Gustavus Adolphus, shortly before the king's death on 6 November in the Battle of Lützen (1632).

Nearly 14,300 students study at the university, of whom over 1,800 are foreigners. Most of the curriculum is instructed in Estonian. However there still are 30 English-taught programmes: 3 first level programmes and 27 master's level programmes, including the Erasmus Mundus programme Excellence in Analytical Chemistry.

The historical buildings of the university are included in the European Heritage Label list as "embodiment of the ideas of a university in the Age of Enlightenment". The university is a member of the Coimbra Group and the Utrecht Network.

The mascot of the university is called Tiksu and behind it unravels a rather interesting story. [https://ut.ee/en/tiksu [9]] is said that Tiksu, being pictured as a blue bird, hatched at the moment of sunrise and was given a thirst for learning new things. This way, it is the symbol of knowledge and intelligence. Later on, Tiksu is said to have met an ornithologist who also gave lectures at a university. Thus, one day the little bird followed his new friend to the place where he worked and managed to get inside a classroom. There he listened to lectures and learnt new information about birds. After some time, he became a part of the university family. Of course, the story consists of an imaginary tale, as Tiksu can speak and communicate with humans, but easily gets the message of the university across: the interest of their students for knowledge and life. Provided by Wikipedia
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    by Tammiksaar, Ėrki
    Published 2000
    Tartu : Tartu Ülikooli kirjastus, 2000.
    125 p., 7 leaves of plates : ill., col. maps ; 25 cm.
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    by Särg, Taive, 1962-
    Published 2005
    Tartu : Tartu Ülikooli kirjastus, c2005.
    264 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
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    by Pokk, Paavo
    Published 1996
    Tartu : Tartu University Press, 1996.
    104 p. : fig., tab. ; 25 cm.
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    by Songisepp, Epp
    Published 2005
    2005.
    177 p.
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    by Pajuste, Katrin
    Published 2004
    2004.
    1 v. (various pagings)
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    by Selart, Anti
    Published 2002
    Tartu : Tartu Ülikooli Kirjastus, 2002.
    312 p. : maps ; 25 cm.
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    by Nahtman, Tatjana
    Published 2004
    2004.
    89 p.
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    by Cantero, Juan José
    Published 1999
    Tartu : Tartu University Press, 1999.
    164 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
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    Tartu, Estonia : Dept. of Psychology, University of Tartu, 1994.
    1 v. (various pagings) : ill. ; 21 cm.
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    by Sild, Ebe
    Published 1999
    Tartu : Tartu University Press, c1999.
    1 v. (various pagings) : ill.
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    by Valkna, Andres
    Published 1999
    Tartu : Tartu University Press, c1999.
    1 v. (various pagings) : ill.
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    by Sooväli, Helen, 1974-
    Published 2004
    Tartu : Tartu University Press, [2004]
    149 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
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    Tartu : Tartu University Press, 1997.
    1 v. (various pagings) : ill. ; 25 cm.
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    by Ojaveer, Henn
    Published 1997
    Tartu, Estonia : Tartu University Press, c1997.
    137 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
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    by Reimand, Indrek
    Published 2000
    Tartu : Tartu University Press, c2000.
    1 v. (various pagings) : ill.
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    by McGee, Robert W.
    Published 1994
    Tartu : Tartu Ülikoopli Kirjastuse trükikoda, 1994.
    22 p. ; 22 cm.
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    by Kalmus, Veronika
    Published 2003
    [Tartu] : Tartu University Press, 2003.
    206 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
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    by Kurg, Ants
    Published 1996
    1996.
    102 p.
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    by Ivask, Jüri
    Published 2000
    Tartu : Tartu University Press, 2000.
    1 v. (various pagings) ; 25 cm.
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