Estonian University of Life Sciences

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The Estonian University of Life Sciences (Estonian: Eesti Maaülikool, EMÜ), located in Tartu, Estonia, is the former Estonian Agricultural University, which was established in 1951 and renamed and restructured in November 2005.

Eesti Maaülikool is, by its own claim, the only university in Estonia whose priorities in academic and research activities provide the sustainable development of natural resources necessary for the existence of Man as well as the preservation of heritage and habitat. The EMÜ is a 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. The university is a member of the BOVA university network.

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.


In 2009, there were 4704 students at EMÜ. There were 983 employees, among them 228 lecturers and 159 researchers and senior researchers.

History

The roots of EMÜ are in the agricultural and forestry education and research carried out at the University of Tartu. At the opening celebration of the University in 1632, Johan Skytte, the Swedish chancellor and practical founder of the University, said that wished that "even the...
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