The University of Tartu

The University of Tartu (UT) is the oldest and largest university in Estonia founded in 1632 by the Swedish king Gustavus II Adolphus. The current number of UT students is 17,500 that makes almost 1/3 of all students in Estonia. The student body includes about 500 international students from around 35 countries. With its 11 faculties, UT is the only classical University in Estonia. UT is also the only university in the Baltics that is a member of the Coimbra group uniting long-standing, ... [Continue Reading]


Tartu is the oldest city in Estonia. It is first mentioned in ancient chronicles in 1030. Its historical names include: Tarbatu, Jurjev, Dorpat. The second largest city in Estonia is situated on the picturesque banks of the river Emajõgi. Thanks to the river and the location at the crossroads of trading routes Tartu was an important Hanseatic town in the 13th-15th centuries linking Western Europe with Novgorod. Unfortunately wars and fires have destroyed medieval Tartu. Tourist attractions of ... [Continue Reading]

A Brief History of the SELL Games

The students of Tartu University grounded their own sports club in 1908. Estonian Academic Sports club joined all Estonian student sportsmen in the young Republic of Estonia. In 1923 first regional student competitions were launched that later became known as the SELL Games (first letters of Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in the respective languages). In 1923-1940 the SELL Summer Games were held 13, Winter Games (since 1929) 5 and the Chess Tournaments (since 1937) 3 times. The first ... [Continue Reading]

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