Historic Ensemble of the University of Tartu

The EHL Site

The historic architectural ensemble of the University of Tartu consists of the preserved university buildings with a park and collections. The ensemble forms a harmonious whole, which carries the ideas and ideals of a university of the Age of Enlightenment and the traditions of European education.

European dimension

For almost four centuries, the University of Tartu has embodied the European identity. The university as an institution has helped create the basis for an open, educated and democratic Estonia and Europe. The university buildings with the parks are among the most completely preserved university complexes from the Age of Enlightenment in Europe.

The organization

The University of Tartu, founded in 1632, is the largest and oldest university in Estonia and Estonia’s national university. The University of Tartu Museum is located in the former cathedral on Toome Hill in the heart of Tartu. ––Its exhibitions present the history of the university and its research activities.