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University of Tartu, Tartu

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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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Where to stay in Tartu

As a university town, Tartu can get rowdy in the evenings. To ensure a quiet night's stay, look for more economical lodging outside of the center. That said, if you want to be in the thick of the nightlife, the center itself has quite a few budget accommodations catering to the youthful population. Unfortunately, this also means that those looking for luxury hotels in this area may be more hard-pressed. The most populous neighborhood in the city is Annelinn, bordering the Emajogi River, where you will find a variety of accommodations. Alternatively, Kesklinn, a smaller quarter, has plenty of mid-range hotels and budget guesthouses.
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  • Tartu university is old, closing to its 400th anniversary. Though not the oldest in the Baltic States, but at present it is the highest ranking one. Though average traveller possibly will not be inter...  more »
  • Tartu University owns a lot of beautiful buildings in the city. The main building is very classy. The university itself is well organized with many interesting courses  more »
  • Uni building is very beautiful on the outside, as well as on the inside. It fits great to City of Tartu. It is the oldest Uni in Estonia. As well as the main building, faculty building are really nice...  more »
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  • University of Tartu is mother (or alma mater if you wish) of The Great Spirit of Tartu. Everything here is connected to this.
  • 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 want to go there!
  • I hope when I grow up I will be study at tartu university
  • An International University with quality education.