Tartu College of Tallinn University of Technology was founded in 2007. The predecessor of the College was Institute of Sustainable Technology, established in 2005. Tartu College is a branch of Tallinn University of Technology with its own board, curricula and students, located in its own campus.
The mission of Tartu College is to provide university-level education and co-ordinate research work and development projects supporting the development of South-Estonian region in the fields of engineering and sustainable technology. Tartu College and other regional colleges of Estonian universities form a network of competence centers that support balanced regional development of the country.
Although the language of instruction in the College is Estonian, we are happy to welcome English-speaking exchange students and visiting professors at our campus. We are moving towards multi-linguistic educational environment.
The key values of the College are humanism, accessibility, caring, connection to the university, local community and enterprises, flexibility in the content and organization of studies. The college seeks to connect the regional demands, needs and opportunities to those of the university. According to the Strategic Plan of Tallinn University of Technology, Tartu College will be developed into a regional center of competency and expertise in the fields of engineering, sustainable technologies, landscape architecture and industrial ecology.
According to the Statutes of the College, the highest decisive body of the College is the 9-member College Council. The head of the Council is the Director of the College. Since 2005 prof Lembit Nei holds this position.