Education and R&D Opportunities

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Last updated: 21 Mar 2011

The aim of the Estonian Higher Education Strategy 2006-2015 is to ensure the internationally competitive quality of the higher education (HE) offered in Estonia, a volume of HE that corresponds to the needs of Estonia and the development of education and culture in the Estonian language.

Sector briefing Education and R&D Opportunities in Estonia Why Estonia? The aim of the Estonian Higher Education Strategy 2006-2015 is to ensure the internationally competitive quality of the higher education (HE) offered in Estonia, a volume of HE that corresponds to the needs of Estonia and the development of education and culture in the Estonian language. The strategy addresses three main challenges for the sector in the coming years. First, the number of students entering HE is expected to decline in the coming years due to demographic situation. Second, there is a clear need to strengthen the international dimension of HE institutions. Third, additional funding ? both for infrastructure and human resources ? is of vital importance for the sustainability of the system. Find general information on Estonian market conditions on UKTI?s website. The Doing Business Guide for Estonia gives an overview of Estonia?s economy, business culture, potential opportunities and an introduction to other relevant issues. UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Education & R&D sector in Estonia Opportunities 3) Fields related to Estonian national culture, language, history, nature and the Estonian The state. nationally prioritized academic fields of study that present increasing emp There are 34 educational institutions loyment opportunities include: offering higher education in Estonia and can - Eng be divided as follows according to their form of ineering - Manufactur ownership: ing and processing - Computer sc ? 6 universities in public law iences - B ? 4 privately owned universities iosciences and environmental protection (env ? 10 public professional higher education ironmental technology) - institutions Natural sciences related to physics - Hea ? 11 private professional higher education lthcare institutions Pr ? 2 public vocational educational institutions ioritized fields of study in professional h ? 1 private vocational educational institution igher education include: - Eng ineering - According to the allocation of R&D base-line Computer sciences - Manufactur funding, there are 16 R&D institutions in ing and processing - Hea Estonia and 6 of them are public universities lthcare - Persona that were mentioned before. The largest public l service provision research university is the University of Tartu, Accord followed by the Tallinn University of ing to the Estonian Research and Deve Technology, Tallinn University and the Estonian lopment and Innovation Strategy ?Know University of Life Sciences. The science reform ledge based Estonia? 2007-2013 there are pr implemented in the 1990s led to the iority fields which need special attent integration of research institutes (former ion from the side of the state. Human as we institutes of the Estonian Academy of Sciences, ll as material resources have to be focused on techno also institutes subordinated to various logies and key areas, where success can ministries) into universities. There are, be achieved in world level frontier research and wh however, also several independent research ich are important in establishing susta institutes that perform research at a high level. inable economic growth. For achieving th Nearly two thirds of Estonian undergraduate is, priority areas and technologies of national R&D students study at public universities and large programmes have been given a preferred status a share of research and development work is lso in other horizontal support measures done at these universities. financed either from structural funds or state budget. Most appropr iate financing measures shou Source: Estonian Ministry of Education ld be agreed in all R&D programmes. Nat (www.hm.ee) ional research and deve lopment programmes are launched on the bas You can be alerted to Estonia opportunities on is of the strategy and with the funding a regular basis by registering on the UKTI from the ERDF: website. More on UKTI?s business opportunities 1) for deve service loping key technologies: - information and communication technology ( 9,9 m ln ?) - b iotechnology (7,5 mln ?) - material technology (9,9 mln ?) 2) socio-economical sectors which are important to every resident of Estonia: - energy technology (7,5 mln ?) - national defence and security; - health care and welfare services (9,9 mln ?) - environmental protection (9,9 mln ?) - information society; UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Education & R&D sector in Estonia Major events and activities UKTI contacts Youth Information and Education Fair Elena Sedova TEEVIIT. Trade & Investment Adviser British Embassy Tallinn The aim of annual fair is to offer youngsters as Tel: (00372) 667 4738 much information about studying, free time, Email: elena.sedova@fco.gov.uk employment etc. possibilities, which is www.ukti.gov.uk necessary in life. Additionally to offer people who work with and for youngsters information about trainings, methods, literature etc to enrich their daily work. The web site of the fair http://www.teeviit.ee Days of International Education takes place every year in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. Organised in the workshop style, the fair provides a cosy and relaxed atmosphere of the Radisson Blu Hotels? conference centres for the representatives of language schools and executive centres , boarding schools and colleges, universities and business schools. It is the most efficient and cost-effective way to meet face-to-face and to recruit new international students, and it is a unique event: unique for its participants, unique for its visitors of different target groups, unique for its promotion campaign and social events, unique for its professional organisation. The web site of the fair http://www.balticcouncil.org Find full details of all Estonia education events on the UKTI website. New export events are added daily to the site and you can register to be alerted to them on a daily, weekly or monthly basis UKTI?s Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP) provides grant support for eligible Small & Medium Sized Enterprises (SME's) to attend trade shows overseas. Find out more about UKTI support for attendance at overseas events UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Education & R&D sector in Estonia Next steps - How UKTI can help ? Arranging appointments British companies wishing to develop their ? Organise seminars or other events for business in the Estonian market are advised to you to meet contacts and promote your undertake as much market research and company in the Estonian market planning as possible in the UK. UKTI?s team in Estonia, with its wide local knowledge and This work is available via our Overseas Market experience, can provide a range of services to Introduction Service (OMIS) a chargeable British-based companies wishing to grow their service which assists British-based companies business in the Estonian market. wishing to enter or expand their business in overseas markets. This can include: ? Provision of market information To find out more about commissioning this ? Validated lists of agents/distributors work, or accessing other UKTI services and ? Key market players or potential specialist advice, please visit the UKTI website customers in the Estonian market to find contact details for your local UKTI ? 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Posted: 21 March 2011, last updated 21 March 2011