Tartu, Estonia´s second largest city (population 100,000) located 185 km south of Tallinn,  is considered the capital of Southern Estonia.  Home to the nation´s top university, as well as a number of other institutes, research centres, biotechnology industries and several software companies, Tartu is the Estonia´s main centre of knowledge and study.  The city´s academic credentials make it a great choice for all types of scientific and medical conferences. For detailed info please visit: City of Good Thoughts.

University of Tartu

The University of Tartu is the only university in the Baltic region that belongs to the top 1.2% of the world’s best universities and is featured in a growing number of international university ranking lists. As a world-class research university it also belongs to the top 1% of the world’s most cited universities and research institutions in ten research areas.

As Estonia’s only classical university, UT embraces a wide variety of academic fields. Its programme offer includes 56 bachelor’s, 72 master’s and 34 doctoral study programmes, including 26 degree programmes fully taught in English. UT is also the only university in the country licensed to teach medicine. UT is home to more than 13,000 students, including 1200 international students from 90 countries. The high standards of the bachelor’s, master’s and PhD programmes are proven by the graduates’ competitiveness.

For more information about the university http://www.ut.ee.

Good to know

Emergency number (ambulance, fire and rescue, police): 112

Emergency Medicine Department, Puusepa 8: +372 731 8183

Town Hall Pharmacy (Raekoja apteek, open 24 hours), Raekoja plats 1a: +372 742 3560

Currency The national currency in Estonia is the Euro. Larger hotels, stores and restaurants accept Visa, MasterCard, Eurocard and American Express debit and credit cards. However, it is advisable to carry some cash with you. Banks: Swedbank, SEB, Danske Bank, Nordea, LHV, Bigbank.

Language: Important phrases in Estonia

(Remeber that Estonian is an entirely phonetic language, each letter has only one sound, no silent letters)

aitäh - thank you
palun - please / here you are
tere - hello
head aega - goodbye
tere hommikust - good morning
tere õhtust - good evening
terviseks! - cheers
mis see maksab? - how much does it cost?
Jah - yes
Ei - no