Tallinn - sounds good

Tallinn, perhaps the best-preserved Hanseatic town of all (a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site), a harbor, sailing, and beach capital - the site of the 1980 Summer Olympics in water-sports -, is as dynamic and exciting as a city of half a million can be. Newsweek called Tallinn one of the top "funky towns" of the world. It is also the regional cultural capital, with many excellent concerts, art and design exhibitions, and theater productions.

Tallinn University of Technology

Tallinn University of Technology (TUT) is one of the leading technical universities, and one of the best, most patent-producing schools in the region; it closely works with its Finnish counterparts. TUT - one of the schools fondly called "the MIT of the North" - gives this program a serious and solid base. A fully accredited State university, founded in 1918, it has a large, diverse, and integrated student body and many student facilities, as well as modern student housing.

Public administration at Tallinn University of Technology

The Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and Governance(RNS) at Tallinn University of Technology is the only higher education research center in Estonia that teaches PA at all levels (BA, MA and PhD). It is one of the most international academic units in the Baltics offering both classical and cutting-edge teaching in method and contents as well as emphasizing School’s own recent research and practice. Almost all graduate level courses are taught in English and the School also offers a MA programme taught entirely in English (Technology Governance- Innovation Policy & Development Economics).


RNS has two main research fields:

- Public Administration and Management (theory and history of public administration; public management reform, personnel management and civil service; EU and global public administration and comparative public administration; non-western public administration and governance; small states public administration; public finance); 

- Innovation Policy and Technology Governance (innovation policies and strategies; economic development and financial policies; e-government and e-governance).


The Tallinn programme can host about 10 students per year from the partner universities.


Contact persons
Prof. Tiina Randma-Liiv

Mrs. Olga Mikheeva


Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and Governance
3 Akadeemia tee
Tallinn, 12618