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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Monday, 10.08.2020, 18:52

Initiative by Estonia's TalTech, EU universities granted EUR 5 mln in financing

BC, Tallinn, 10.07.2020.Print version
The Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) in cooperation with top European technology universities has been granted five mln euros in financing by the European Commission for the creation of EuroTeQ Engineering University -- a shared ambition in education and research as well as in business cooperation with global tech giants like Siemens, Total and BMW.

For TalTech students, this means the right to study and choose subjects in all partner universities and take examinations both online and on the spot on the basis of their individual study program. Diplomas and education provided by EuroTeQ Engineering University will be in compliance with the EU and global standards as well as meet the needs of the future. One of the objectives of  EuroTeQ Engineering University is also lifelong learning of engineers.

TalTech's Vice-Rector for academic affairs Hendrik Voll said that the initiative is a solid quality guarantee for both current and future students.

"The super university's approach to engineering studies is integrated and comprehensive -- in addition to excellent expertise, young engineers will also be provided with broad-based education, interest in entrepreneurship and societal affairs. Essentially, the creation of EuroTeQ means that the Tallinn University of Technology will potentially have 100,000 foreign students from the best European technology universities," he said.

In addition to TalTech, EuroTeQ Engineering University will include the technology universities of Munich, Denmark, Eindhoven and the Czech Republic and the French Ecole Polytechnique, bringing together some 100,000 students. The Israel Institute of Technology Technion and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne will be participating in the project as partners.

In addition to universities, the EuroTeQ project will also include partners such as Siemens, Total, BMW and DAF, and Estonian businesses Telia, Transferwise, Eesti Energia, the Estonian Information System Authority, and Association of Information Technology and Telecommunications.

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