Experts and Networks
The University of Tartu has a long tradition of studying Asia and the Middle East. It is particularly strongly represented in the field of humanities, where there is a strong tradition of exploring Oriental languages, literature and cultures since the late 19th century.
With the globalization of the world and the emergence of new regions and countries, there is a growing need to understand them even more closely. The expertise of the University of Tartu covers a wide range of fields, ranging from translation and cultural studies to contemporary politics and international law.
Being part of international academic networks gives an opportunity to stay tuned and collaborate with the world leaders in the field, exchange practices and ideas, facilitate academic mobility, add visibility to own achievements and potential. That is why the Asia Centre actively develops international contacts with universities in Asia and the Middle East, sends and receives internationally recognized experts, scholars and students, hosts various workshops and conferences in Tartu and Estonia.
For example, University of Tartu is a member of U4 Society.