Department of Scandinavian Studies
The Department for Scandinavian Studies celebratee its 25th anniversary in autumn 2016. Since it was established after Estonia regained its independence in 1991, it has been providing high-level education in the Nordic languages, being at the same time a centre for international research.
Our graduates work for different state offices (ministries, embassies), schools and universities, and the private sector. We work in close cooperation with the Nordic embassies, as well as the Swedish Institute from Sweden, SIU from Norway and Uddannelses- og Forskningsministeriet Styrelsen for Videregående Uddannelser from Denmark who have been kindly supporting the guest lecturers from their countries to give our students a unique opportunity to study inspired by native speakers. The professor, Daniel Sävborg, has been creating an international research network in Nordic Mythology, the different högre seminariet events and other highlights (like the annual celebration of the founding of the university with its founder Gustav Adolf's day) are attended by not only the members of the academic staff and students, but also people from different walks of life in the city.
In addition to being a research and academic studies hub, our goal is to help disseminate Scandinavian values and information about the societies, cultures, economy, etc.- which has found its expression in the open FIKA and Meet Modern Scandinavia events, where different guests from Estonia and abroad come together and share their knowledge.