University of Tartu

university in the city of Tartu, Estonia

The University of Tartu (UT; Estonian: Tartu Ülikool, Latin: Universitas Tartuensis) is a university in the city of Tartu in Estonia. It is the national university of Estonia, and the only classical university in the country, and also the biggest and most prestigious university in Estonia. It was founded under the name of Academia Gustaviana in 1632 by Baron Johan Skytte, the Governor- General (1629–1634) of Swedish Livonia, Ingria and Karelia, with the required ratification provided by his long-time friend and former student – from age 7 –, King Gustavus Adolphus, shortly before the king's death on 6 November in the Battle of Lützen (1632), during the Thirty Years' War (1618–1648). Nearly 14,000 students are at the university, of whom over 1,300 are foreign students. The language of instruction in most curricula is Estonian, some more notable exceptions are taught in English, such as semiotics, applied measurement science, computer science, information technology law, and European Union – Russia studies.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.
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Jaan Kross cover

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Jaan Kross

Estonian writer

works

15

Tabamatus

novel by Jaan Kross

author: Jaan Kross

1993

Mesmeri ring

novel by Jaan Kross

author: Jaan Kross

1995

Treading Air

book by Jaan Kross

author: Jaan Kross

1998

Tahtamaa

novel by Estonian writer Jaan Kross

author: Jaan Kross

2001

Between Three Plagues

book by Jaan Kross

author: Jaan Kross

1970

Author

Jaan Kaplinski

Estonian poet, philosopher, and culture critic

works

7

Seesama jõgi

book by Jaan Kaplinski

author: Jaan Kaplinski

2007

Jää ...

Jaan Kaplinski kirjandusteos

author: Jaan Kaplinski

2009

Tolmust ja värvidest

boek van Jaan Kaplinski

author: Jaan Kaplinski

1972

Uute kivide kasvamine

boek van Jaan Kaplinski

author: Jaan Kaplinski

Valge joon Võrumaa kohale

Jaan Kaplinski luulekogu

author: Jaan Kaplinski

Author

Vikenty Veresaev

Russian doctor and writer

Author

Author

Lennart Meri

Estonian writer, filmmaker and politician; President of Estonia in 1992–2001

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