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Estonian University of Life Sciences


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The opening of Tartu University - Academia Gustaviana (1632) was the beginning of agricultural education in Estonia. After the reopening of Tartu University in 1802 the Chair of Agriculture was founded under the supervision of Prof. J.W. Krause. Initially agronomy was taught in the Faculty of Philosophy, later in the Faculty of Physics and Mathematics. In 1919 the Faculty of Agriculture consisting of the Departments of Agronomy and Forestry, was founded at Tartu University. Experimental stations and trial plots, where students could undertake research work also belonged to the faculty. The Faculty of Veterinary Science of Tartu University was founded from the Tartu Veterinary Institute. In 1951 an independent university - the Estonian Academy of Agriculture - was founded comprising the University faculties of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Science.The Academy was renamed to  the Estonian Agricultural University in 1991. New specialities like Environmental Protection, Landscape Architecture, Production and Marketing of Agricultural Products, Landscape Protection and Preservation, Applied Hydrobiology, Environmental Economics and Natural Resources Management were adopted.

Till the end of 2004 the University had six faculties (Agronomy, Agricultural Engineering, Economics & Social Sciences, Forestry, Rural Engineering, and Veterinary Sciences) and eight institutes (Estonian Agribiocentre, Estonian Plant Biotechnology Research Institute EVIKA, Forest Research Institute, Institute of Animal Science, Institute of Environmental Protection, Institute of Experimental Biology, Institute of Zoology and Botany and Polli Institute of Horticulture).

Since 2005 the Estonian Agricultural University has a new structure. Teaching and research is carried out in five institutes: Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Institute of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences, Institute of Forestry and Rural Engineering, Institute of Technology and Institute of Economics and Social Sciences.

Since November 2005 the Estonian Agricultural University has been called The Estonian University of Life Sciences. Today teaching and research is carried out in five institutes:

  • Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
  • Institute of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences
  • Institute of Forestry and Rural Engineering
  • Institute of Technology
  • Institute of Economics and Social Sciences.

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.

In response to the needs of society, the Estonian University of Life Sciences has become more update, elaborated on the existing curricula and opened new specialities. Increased competition for admission vacancies reflects the popularity of these specialities.

The Estonian University of Life Sciences is the centre of research and development in such fields as agriculture, forestry, animal science, veterinary science, rural life and economy, food science and environmentally friendly technologies.

In 2005 there are ca 4600 students at the EMU.

Studies at the Estonian University of Life Sciences: http://www.emu.ee/4900

Kreutzwaldi 1
51014 Tartu
Estonia

Information Secretary
Estonian University of Life Sciences

51014 Tartu
Kreutzwaldi 1
Estonia
Tel 372 7313 001
Fax 372 7313 068
e-mail: info@emu.ee

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