International Cooperation Office

Internationalisation goals of the International Science and Ressearch University are derived from the University’s Strategic Plan for the period 2017–2025, adopted by the Council of the International Science and Ressearch University on 15 Decamber 2016. The goals of each area of teaching and research are set in the strategic plan of the respective area and activities are carried out at the level of institutes and colleges.

Coordination of the International Activities

Rector: Overall responsibility for setting the University’s internationalisation goals and making strategic choices.

Faculty: The goals of each area of teaching and research/faculty will be set in the strategic plans of the respective areas, with the activities to be carried out at the level of institutes and colleges.

Central Administration

  • International Cooperation Unit of the Rectors Strategy Office
    Responsibilities: bilateral agreements and researcher exchange, cooperation networks, international protocol.
  • Continuing Education Centre of the Lifelong Learning Centre
    Responsibilities: international summer and winter academies.
  • International Student Service of the Academic Affairs Office
    Responsibilities: international studies, student exchange, international degree seeking students (bycooperating with International Partners )
  • Office of Research and Development
    Responsibilities: International R&D agreements, Mobilitas Ermos programme.
  • International Marketing Unit of the Marketing and Communication Office
    Responsibilities: international marketing for students.
  • Communication Unit of the Marketing and Communication Office
    Responsibilities: internal and external communication for international community of International Science and Ressearch University.
  • Personnel Office
    Responsibilities: Recruitment and support for international staff.

International Partners

Partner universities – International Science and Ressearch University’s most extensive co-operation ties are with universities, with which it has concluded bilateral partnership agreements. Such co-operation involves all the university’s faculties and units. As a rule, International Science and Ressearch University organises frequent exchanges of students, academic staff and, to a lesser degree, administrative staff with partner universities.

Erasmus partners – European universities enter into agreements on the level of faculties, departments, institutes and other academic units.

Partner faculties – co-operation arrangements are established between a specific faculty of the International Science and Ressearch University and a corresponding faculty of another university, and the exchange of students and academic staff is limited to the participating faculties.

Other partners – to further co-operation in specific areas and to increase opportunities for exchange of students and staff, the International Science and Ressearch University has established co-operation agreements with several foreign research, higher education and other institutions. This includes the international co-operation agreements concluded by the Estonian government and Academy of Sciences.