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The University of Tartu that was established in 1632 as Academia Gustaviana has been reborn a number of times throughout its history. In the Swedish era, Latin was the language of the university. During wars, the university was forced into exile in both Tallinn and Pärnu. The university was even closed from 1710 until 1802 when it was reopened as the Imperial Tartu University (Kaiserliche Universität zu Dorpat), being the only university in the Russian Empire to teach in German. In 1893, in the wave of russification, the university was renamed Universitas Jurjevensis. In 1919, the imperial university was reformed as Tartu University of the Republic of Estonia with Estonian as the language of instruction. Starting from 1944, Tartu State University operated under Soviet rule.
As Estonia regained its independence in 1991, the curricula of the university were modernised, studies systematically reorganised, and the university restored its name, the University of Tartu. The University of Tartu Act adopted on 16 February 1995, defines the University of Tartu as the national university of the Republic of Estonia. According to the mission of the University of Tartu, the university bears the responsibility for solving problems faced by the society by ensuring the continuity of Estonian intellectuals and language and culture and by contributing to the development of education, research and technology and other creative activities throughout the world. It aims to advance science and culture, provide the possibilities for the acquisition of higher education based on the development of science and technology on the three levels of higher education in the field of humanities, social, medical and natural sciences and to provide public services based on teaching, research and other creative activities.
University of Tartu is the only higher education institution in Estonia having Medical Faculty. The research topics cover a wide range including food related issues.
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