The University of Tartu Delta Center, one of the most modern centers for digital technology, analytics and economic ideas in the Nordics, officially opened its doors at noon on January 29th.
The complex consists of two buildings — an academic and research building and an entrepreneurship building — and will bring together more than 3,000 students, lecturers, researchers and development employees from different companies.
Speaking at the opening of the new center, Minister of Education and Research Mailis Reps (Center) said that the construction of the new complex was spurred by the rapid development of the IT field, adding that it is very important that the number of graduates increase and that IT knowledge increasingly reaches other fields as well going forward, according to a ministry press release.
“The state is without a doubt interested in greater numbers of graduates from IT majors, but until now, one obstacle was a lack of room at the University of Tartu,” Reps recalled. “The newly completed building will also provide the best possible conditions for the generation of cross-major synergy so that IT knowledge taught here quickly finds application in entrepreneurship.”
Reps noted that the Institute of Computer Sciences, which is relocating to Delta, is one of the best illustrations of international cooperation among the university’s faculties, including in terms of its staff.
The opening of the Delta Center will breathe new life into both the university’s academic work and research as well as Tartu’s business scene as a whole, the university said in a press release ahead of the opening.
The center’s larger, academic and research building will accommodate TÜ’s Institute of Computer Sciences, Institute of Mathematics and Statistics, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation as well as some laboratories of the Institute of Technology.