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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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  • It is the most important University in Estonia by their academic level and its history, it was founded in 1632 by King Gustavo de Suecia when it was part of that country. It is currently one of the symbols of the city.
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  • The University building is an essential part of the Tartu old town. A very beautiful building. ps. you might even be also to enter the University building to see its hall, stair way and various wall c...  more »
  • Very beautifully decorated with Christmas lights. The University buildings are quite interesting with columns. Walked late afternoon the Museum was closed.
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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!