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Old Observatory, Tartu

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University of Tartu is a rapidly developing international research university, the centre of academic spirit in Estonia as a national university, and a leader in social development.



The University, which is based in Tartu, Estonia, has an enrollment of over 13 400 degree students, including over 800 international students from all over the world.

The University of Tartu was founded in 1632 and therefore is the oldest institution of higher education in Estonia. UT now includes four faculties: arts and humanities, social sciences, medicine, and science and technology.

University of Tartu belongs to the top 1,2% of world’s best universities according to the latest QS World University Rankings 2018 and is the highest ranked university in Estonia and in the Baltic States (https://www.topuniversities.com/).

University of Tartu is a member of several reputable international networks and alliances, such as the Coimbra Group (https://www.coimbra-group.eu/), Utrecht Network (http://www.utrecht-network.org/) and The Guild (http://www.the-guild.eu/).
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  • See the universe going around our sun and learn about early and significant steps of science here. Later you could walk down the hill and have a nice glass of special beer or meal of Gunpowder Cellar ...  more »
  • I didn't know this was a World Heritage site until I read the word of mouth. I thought that it might be something famous because it was lit up near the top of the hill of the Torame.
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  • Good museum, you get to look around by yourself. Also staff is really polite
  • Love the Struve Geodetic Arc.
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