Estonia Tartu

Eesti Maaülikool (Estonian University of Life Sciences)

Institute of Technology

Brief Overview

Estonian University of Life Sciences was founded in 1951. The mission of the Estonian University of Life Sciences is to guarantee sustainable use of natural resources and enhance rural development.
The mission of our university is to foster sustainable use of natural resources through knowledge based education. For the support of that we have created the initiative of green university.
The vision of the green university is a university with smallest possible ecological footprint, with healthy and good working and learning environment, university that takes into account the principles of sustainable development in all decision making processes and sets example in society.
The Estonian University of Life Sciences is the centre of research and development in such fields as agriculture, forestry, animal science, veterinary science, rural life and economy, food science and environmentally friendly technologies.
Today teaching and research is carried out in five institutes:
– Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
– Institute of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences
– Institute of Forestry and Rural Engineering
– Institute of Technology
– Institute of Economics and Social Sciences.
EMU manages currently 250 research projects funded by the EU, Estonian Research Council, not-for-profit organisations, national authorities and private enterprises.

Research Areas

Cell biology\Epidemiology\Genetics\Infection\Microbiology

Host center eligibility

Global fellowships (return phase only)\ European fellowships

Research infrastructure/facilities

The interaction between nanoparticles and human cells (breast cancer cell line) is studied in collaboration with LBN, Montpellier(France) using Live Raman spectroscopy. EMÜ has good diagnostic capabilities for diagnosing respiratory diseases: ultrasound, digital X-ray, opportunities for blood gas and biochemistry measurements, histopathology, as well as MRI, computer tomography etc. Safety cabinets (BSL-2 & BSL-3*) are available. The join Clinical Veterinary Laboratory can perform ELISA and PCR analyses. Other equipment available are glovebox Jacomex, toploading autoclaves, Incubators, Centrifuges, optical and fluorescence microscope(Nikon Eclipse 80i), RT-PCR & electrophoresis apparatus, Genotype, Gel imaging systems, Biomic V3 Laboratory Plate reader, SEM for bio applications.

Research funding/Resources

In the respiratory field, the present resources available are the Centre of Excellence EQUiTANT (TK134/F180175TIBT: emerging order in quantum and nanomaterials) that aims to study nanomaterials and more particularly for nanomedicine application at EMÜ. EMÜ received a preparation grant T200020TIBT for the preparation of application in the field and purchase related equipment/consumable. Two others projects include respiratory disease are “Cow culling and mortality in modern high-yielding dairy herds, a multidisciplinary approach (PSG268)” and “Valuation of the effectiveness of an automatic data collection system to evaluate bovine health in animal experiments” (L200012VLVB)

Links to non-academic sector

Cooperation with enterprises and Science Parks is one of the priorities of the Estonian University of Life Sciences.
There is a free service ADAPTER created by the Estonian research and development (R&D) community, to offer simple access to the best of Estonian R&D for all companies and organizations, where EStonian University of Life Sciences is an active member.
“From Scientist to Producer”  is an information booklet about the services our University offers.

Experience hosting international researchers, career development & training programmes, outreach activities

There were 63 international staff, including 50 in academic positions in 2018 working at the Estonian University of Life Sciences. The international staff came from 23 countries, including Finland, the UK, Latvia, the USA, Germany, France, China, India, etc.
In the framework of the global Erasmus programme, in 2018 the University hosted 22 international lecturers from the United States, Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Jordan, Mexico, Montenegro, Serbia and Ukraine (12 in 2017).
The internationalisation of university education is supported by the Dora Pluss programme

HR Excellence in Research – EU award


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