Tallinn University of Technology


The project IBEP is led by TalTech from Estonia in consortium with internationally leading counterparts Aalto (Finland), UH (Finland) and TAU (Israel).

Tallinn University of Technology

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Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech), established in 1918, is the largest university in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. The public university provides a motivating interdisciplinary environment which attracts students (total 11 ths) and staff (total 2 ths) from all over the world. International cooperation is of very high priority, and TalTech is participating in numerous academic networks and cross-border research projects. TalTech combines, among others, the competencies of researchers investigating links between individual behaviour and economic performance at the Department of Economics and Finance. TalTech is the largest educational institution in economic and business studies in Estonia.

Aalto University

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Aalto University (Aalto) established in its current form only in 2010, ranks as 9th among the under 50 years old universities in the 2020 QS World University Rankings. The Department of Finance at the Aalto is the leading finance department in Finland, and a top European department. In a 2018 ranking by the University of Colorado, Aalto Finance ranks among the top 52 in the world and among the top 5 in Europe in top finance journal publications on a per capita basis. The department has 13 tenure track professors, 7 full or part time visiting faculty members, and 9 PhD students. The department is particularly strong in behavioural research. Much of its competitive advantage stems from the use of large unique datasets and the infrastructure built around these datasets. The Department of Economics at Aalto is a focused unit with strengths in applied and theoretical microeconomics. Its faculty members serve regularly on the editorial boards of most prestigious journals and its research output is published in the leading journals.

University of Helsinki

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University of Helsinki (UH) is the oldest and largest academic institution in Finland, home of an international scientific community of 40,000 students and researchers. UH is one of world’s leading interdisciplinary universities specialising in many areas of research. The university currently ranks as 107th in QS World University Rankings 2020 (philosophy as top 50). Moreover, UH is a founding member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), which includes only 12 leading research universities in Europe. The faculty of social sciences at UH has a strong scientific publication rate by at least 450 research publications per year. The faculty has 12 research disciplines including Economics and Practical Philosophy. The international ranking of UH in Philosophy ranks as 21st in the world and 3rd outside the English-speaking world in QS World University Rankings by Subject in 2019. The Faculty of Medicine at UH engaging the Department of Neurosciences and the Department of Psychiatry conducts high quality research and provide research-based undergraduate and postgraduate education in medicine. In the field of Medicine, UH ranks in 51-100 in the QS World University Ranking in 2019.

Tel Aviv University

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Tel Aviv University (TAU) is the largest and most comprehensive research university in Israel having a very strong global position in economics research and being home for over 30,000 students. TAU was ranked 101-150 in economics and econometrics in the 2019 QS World University Rankings by Subject. The Eitan Berglas School of Economics at TAU includes Israel prize recipients, presidents of the Econometric society, and members of the Israeli and American Academy of Sciences. The school is renowned for research excellence and teaches approximately 1400 students in its outstanding and widely recognised BA, MA and PhD programs. Coller School of Management at TAU has been consistently recognised as the leading provider of management education in Israel and the rating agency Eduniversal has repeatedly awarded Coller School of Management with 5 Palmes of Excellence.