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University of Tartu, Tartu
(4.7/5 based on 85+ reviews on the web)
In addition to checking in as one of Northern Europe's oldest institutions, University of Tartu is Estonia's best and most well-regarded. Founded by Swedish king Gustavus Adolphus in 1632, the university today represents a hotbed of research and education in the country. You can explore the campus's 100 buildings that support more than 18,000 students. You'll find that the main building serves as one of Tartu's main attractions thanks to its classical architecture reminiscent of Greece, complete with triangular facade and sizeable columns. Be sure to pay a visit to one of the four different museums managed by the institution, including its own museum of history. Put University of Tartu into our Tartu trip itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • The most famous and popular institution of higher education in Estonia. The main chassis, built in classical style in the early 19th century, are now in the very historical centre of the city, a few minutes walk from the old town square. The University has a long history, starting from the establishment in the middle of the 17-century Swedish King Gustav II Adolf Dorpat Academy, his monument by the way is just behind the main building in the small garden. Near the school is the home of Von Bock, whose façade is depicted in the century before University. The library is near-altar of the former Dome of the Cathedral. At the University for its story worked many prominent scholars, including Nobel laureates, as evidenced by the Memorial plate at the buildings.
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  • During a walk through the old town be sure to pass by. Always remember, how many decent people, known in the world, linked to the oldest university in Estonia.
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  • The University is important, the most meaningful place in Tartu, which provides here the influx of smart and young. Tartu (Dorpat) University gave the world many famous scientists: Vasily Struve-Geodesy and astronomy (graduated from, oddly enough, philology), Karl von Baer (zoology and Embryology), the surgeon Nikolay Pirogov, recipient of the Nobel Prize in chemistry, Wilhelm Ostwald, founder of zoosemiotics Jakob Ikskjul' and, of course, Franco Juri Lotman. Here he worked as a famous linguist Jan Baudouin de Courtenay, editor of 3 and 4-th Edition of the dictionary of Dal, reaching there selected vocabulary. He graduated from the medical faculty of the University of Lenin's brother Dmitri Ulyanov. Like all universities Tartu geographically distributed. On the main street of the city Uelikooli is situated in the main building. At the top of the Hill-the Observatory.
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  • Alma mater. What more to say. Oh, yes. There the students used to crack up on a joke back in 18th century that there will be a day when all the lectures and real studywork will be moved out of the main building and it will be used just for administration.. Well, post-2012 it's not a joke any more :( Still, the building is magnificent.
  • I hope when I grow up I will be study at tartu university
  • An International University with quality education.
  • It was a lovely place where there are a lot of beautiful stuff and you can study with perfect teachers and great level of study!
  • I want to go there!