Educated Workforce

It is the human capital that has served as the driving growth force of the city over the centuries. The extensive educational system and the high standard of R&D institutes have paved the city’s way to Europe.

The workforce in Tartu has the highest level of education in Estonia. The skilled labour is highly qualified, because of the large vocational education centers in the region which provide vocational education with high quality - Tartu Vocation Education Centre and Võru County Vocational Training Centre.

The level of people with a degree from a university is also the highest in Estonia – that is because of the large and good universities in Tartu (see: High science potential).

Due to our strong education base, Tartu is leading in Baltics in integration of innovation in society and economy.