EMÜ - the greenest university of Estonia
Estonian University of Life Sciences is the only university in Estonia whose priorities in academic and research activities provide the sustainable development of natural resources necessary for the existence of Man as well as the preservation of heritage and habitat. According to QS World University Rankings by Subject (2019), the Estonian University of Life Sciences is one of top 50 universities in the world in the field of agriculture and forestry, ranked 48. The university also belongs to the top 1% most cited research facilities in the world, with our plant physiology professor Ülo Niinemets being the most cited Estonian researcher altogether. According to the journal Times Higher Education (2022) Estonian University of Life Sciences belongs to top 1000 universities in the world (ranked 801 - 1000).
One of the 6 public universities in Estonia
4th in size among public Estonian universities
4th in the number of foreign students
The academic structure is composed of research and development institutes or institutions, centres and other structural units. Currently, teaching and research are carried out in five institutes.
Institute of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences
Institute of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences is composed of 7 departments. It performs high-level modern teaching and research and development activities in many fields, such as animal nutrition, animal production, including aquaculture, animal genetics and breeding, reproductive biology, biotechnology, food hygiene, food technology, and many other subject areas related to animal science and veterinary medicine.
Veterinary studies are integrated long-cycle studies that last for six years. Completion of the study programme provides a qualification corresponding to the MSc.
There is also an Animal Clinic by the University which participates in the studies by educating new generations of veterinarians.
Institute of Technology
Institute of Technology is composed of 5 departments. It is possible to focus on either energy application engineering, production engineering or ergonomics. A popular speciality from the energy application curricula is the area of renewable energetics.
Institute of Technology focuses on responsibility areas and academic activities such as agricultural engineering and energetics. Main fields of research include solutions of integrated renewable energetics, modelling of energy processes, technologies and machinery of animal farms and ergonomics of biotechnical systems, etc.
The institute provides education on Bachelor's, Master's and Ph.D degree levels.
Tartu Technical College
Tartu Technical College is the only unit of the university providing professional higher education in several fields, i.e. biotechnological systems and technotronics.
Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is composed of 11 departments and 3 research centres.
This institute is the largest of the five institutes comprising the Estonian University of Life Sciences, attracting 5% of Estonian research financing. Aside from a profound selection of Bachelor’s level curricula, the international master's program taught in English, Landscape Architecture, is coordinated here.
The academic activities of the 11 departments include plant cultivation, grassland cultivation and feed production, horticulture, plant protection, soil science and acrochemistry, etc.
The institute provides education on Bachelor’s, Master’s and Ph.D degree levels.
Institute of Forestry and Rural Engineering
Institute of Forestry and Rural Engineering consists of 8 departments.
The major task of the Institute of Forestry and Rural Engineering is to prepare specialists with academic degrees for Estonian forestry, environmental institutions construction and water management sectors. The institute provides education on Bachelor’s, Master's and Ph.D degree levels.
The responsibility areas of academic activities of the institute are silviculture and forest ecology, forest management, forest and wood processing technology, water management, geomatics and rural building.
Institute of Economics and Social Sciences
Institute of Economics and Social Sciences is composed of 5 departments.
The institute is responsible for high-quality studies in accounting, financial management, economics, and entrepreneurship both at Bachelor’s as well as Master’s level.
Research is mainly done in the following fields: agricultural economics and policy, agricultural market and marketing, agricultural accounting and finance, rural sociology, cooperation, rural entrepreneurship and environmental economics.