On the afternoon of March 23, Teacher Ma Si-yi of the international office of Tallinn University of Technology (“TUT”) visited our university. Director He Xiao-yang of our international office warmly greeted the guest.
Teacher Ma firstly on behalf of TUT highly praised the excellent performance of our exchanged students for their hard study at TUT, which won wide recognition from TUT teachers. Among these exchanged student, Chen Wan-tong from our school of liberal arts & law is not only the first of our students who got the library card at the Estonian National Library but also the first international student at TUT who got that card.
Teacher Ma and Director He had a further discussionon the relevant matters regarding the student exchange program between the two universities, and exchanged opinion on the English standard for admission. Meanwhile they discussed the 2+2 joint training program. Teacher Ma particularly introduced the summer school program, robot contest and business model design gams, and hoped that both universities would have more cooperation in all aspects.
Following that meeting, Teacher Ma introduced TUT to our students in the lecture room of our university library, in particular, the history, general conditions, number of students and majors of TUT. Additionally, she described the student exchange program between our two universities and the current situation of our exchanged students at TUT. Due to Teacher Ma’s introduction, our students had more knowledge of TUT and the lecture was ended in a pleasant atmosphere.
Introduction of Tallinn University of Technology
Tallinn University of Technology (“TUT”) was founded in 1918. It is the largest publicuniversity of science and engineering in Estonia, and the unique Estonian university with focus on information technology, business management and engineering. TUT consists of 8 colleges and 10 institutes, and has 128 degree-awarded majors. Currently it has 14,000 enrolled students (among who 1,000 are international students, and 50 are Chinese students), 2,000 faculties (among who 1,150 are scholars). At present TUT is ranked No. 450globally among universities. The campus of TUT is about 10km away from the downtown of Tallinn, with a driving distance of only 15 minutes to the airport. The traffic condition of TUT is very convenient. TUT intends to provide students with high-end academic knowledge and professional skills, which combines cutting-edge contemporary science and technology and research results in line with the development trade of the industrial and social needs. Among the executive heads of Estonian top 500 companies, 208 graduated from TUT. The largest hi-tech park in Estonia is located in the campus of TUT, so far more than 150 enterprises have presence in the park. TUT has a wide-range cooperation with a number of esteemed world universities such as Berkeley, Standford, Artaud and Shanghai Jiaotong University, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Macao University of Science and Technology. It also has a lot of cooperation projects with world-known hi-tech companies such as Microsoft, Skype, Samsung and Huawei etc.
Advantages of Tallinn University of Technology
birthplace of Skype; 2013 QS World Universities Ranking No. 450; education qualifications are globally recognized (including China)
modern European country with innovative spirit, beautiful scenery, entrepreneurial environment, WIFI network coverage and safety assurance
TUT has cooperation with a number of well-known international companies such as Microsoft, SKYPE and Samsung. TUT students are allowed to work as long as their study would not be affected. The employment rate of TUT postgraduates reach 100%.
Upon graduation, an international student is allowed unconditionally to stay in Estonia for another six months to find a job, if succeeds, a 2-year working visa will be granted. 5 years after the working visa is issued, once the student passed the Estonian B1 level examination, he/she may attain Estonian permanent residency right, if he/she further passed the Estonian Constitution examination, the Estonian nationality will be granted.
tuition and living cost islow, the annual cost at TUT is aboutRMB 40~70 thousand, affordable for Chinese working-class
Courses are given in English (edited by / Xiao Qi-de approved by / He Xiao-yang)