"The first time I ended up in Estonia was during my ERASMUS semester at the Tallinn University of Technology. During that time I have gotten a feeling about Estonia and what it is like to study here. Studying in such a small country, with around 1,3 million inhabitants, culturally tied together by their past, gives you a truly unique family-like feeling. I believe in order to study successfully you need to enjoy yourself and feel good where you are. This is definitely something Estonia is able to provide.
Tallinn is an upcoming and vibrant city of young and creative people offering more than you are able to absorb. Apart from the country, its people and cities, Tallinn University of Technology is providing outstanding academic excellence in the field of Technology Governance. Having the honour and opportunity to be taught by professors regarded as eminent authorities in their fields is certainly one of the reasons for me coming back to Estonia.
Student life I consider as the being the same for the greater part. No matter where you are you will always find some students partying a lot, some dressing up exaggeratedly for their daily lectures and others you will see at the library every day. The only major difference I could spot is that at least Tallinn offers an exteremly developed network for international students. Different organizations help international students to cope in Estonia, come together and experience a great time. This is something I didn’t see so much at my previous alma mater.
As regards my aspirations as an international student I hope to get to know many interesting students that are keen on a challenging learning experience. I also hope to develop my intercultural competencies while studying in an international environment. Concerning the academic outcomes I am certain to receive an education that is one of a kind. Studying the Master of Technology Governance in Tallinn does not mean rushing through your education to receive a degree, it rather means to participate in a school of thought.
After my Master I am most probably commencing the ordinary work life, hopefully being employed in an extraordinary company holding an interesting, challenging and rewarding position. If not I will just do another degree in Tallinn.
Use the opportunity and study in Tallinn! Nowhere, in no other universities you will have the chance to study in small seminar groups with coryphaeus like Carlota Perez, Erik Reinert, Rainer Kattel and Wolfgang Drechsler WITHOUT having to pay sky high tuition fees. If you like study fields like Development Economics, Innovation Policies and Historical Economics then Technology Governance (MA or PhD) at Tallinn University of Technology is the best place in the world. Studying the Master of Technology Governance in Tallinn does not mean rushing through your education to receive a degree, it rather means to participate in a school of thought."
Johannes Schmidt (Germany), MA in Technology Governance (2012).