More foreign students than before graduated TTÜ this summer
Over 330 foreign students graduated Tallinn University of Technology (TTÜ), the most international university in Estonia, this summer, which is more than last year.
The largest number of foreign graduates came from Finland, Ukraine, India and Georgia.
Most of the foreign students completed their studies in the School of Business and Governance or Information Technologies, 166 and 105 fresh alumni respectively.
Altogether approximately 2200 young people received the TTÜ graduate certificate this summer, 729 of them in the School of Business and Governance, 704 in the School of Engineering, 485 in the School of Information Technologies, 164 in the School of Science, and 113 in the Estonian Maritime Academy. In the School of Engineering and in the School of Information Technologies there are more graduates with a Master’s degree than a Bachelor’s degree, in the School of Business and Governance and in the School of Science vice versa.
The most graduates received a Master’s degree, 1030 to be more specific. 845 students received a Bachelor's degree and 323 young people graduated an applied higher education programme. 39 young scientists have defended the doctorate dissertations and were awarded with a PhD degree.
TTÜ Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs, Jakob Kübarsepp, confirms that the high number of Master’s degrees indicates the valuing of high-level education in society. "A specialization takes place just in the master's studies, where students with mostly basic knowledge will become qualified top-quality professionals," Kübarsepp emphasizes.
There were 275 graduates with honors this year.
The graduation certificates of the University of Technology were awarded on June 19-28, when commencement ceremonies were held at the University.