Tallinn University of Technology

Rector Tiit Land announced the revived Rector's Cup at the academic ceremony of Tallinn University of Technology's 104th anniversary. The Rector's Cup has historically been a very important and popular competition series that brought together students, employees and alumni of the Technical University to hold battles in various sports, while representing their faculties.

The existence of such a competition series greatly contributed to the sense of unity within the university - students had the opportunity to work together with their own professors to win the cup, alumni met their former university brothers and sisters, and of course they could also give a warm handshake to their former professors who gave them an excellent education during their university years.

And the renewed Rector's Cup  has exactly the same goal - to break down as many barriers as possible between our university family. And there are many possibilities to do just that.

Rector's Cup schedule

At the end of 2021, a survey was conducted asking students to write down "sports" that could be part of the renewed Rector's Cup.  2022/2023 Rector's Cup schedule:

  • September 22, 2022 - TalTech Relay Race (postponed)
  • October 18, 2022 - Slow Cow presents: Rector's Cup Quiz night (In Estonian)
  • November 4, 2022 - Teamsport.ee presents: Rector's Cup NIGHT basketball
  • November 5,  2022 - Teamsport.ee presents: Rector's Cup NIGHT (blind) volleyball
  • November 26, 2022 - Coolbet presents: Rector's Cup poker
  • Februry 23, 2023 - Hartwall presents: Rector's Cup Longero Pong
  • March 2023 - Darts
  • March 2023 - volleyball, table tennis
  • April 2023 - chess, orienteering
  • May 2023 - Car Pushing, Mobile phone throwing

As you can see, in addition to the more serious competitions, the renewed Rector's Cup also has "less serious" ones, and that too for a specific reason - to be more accessible to as many members of the university family as possible.

Passive participation

The renewed Rector's Cup has also thought about those who are not the biggest sports fans (or simply the dates don't fit). It is also possible to earn points for your faculty by visiting various cultural events organized by the university. The list of cultural and sports events, with which it is possible to earn points in the Rector's Cup competitions, will be announced very soon!

Who can take part in the Rector's Cup?

All former and current members of Tallinn University of Technology (students, alumni, employees) who represent their respective faculties during the Rector's Cup are invited to take part.

We are aware that historically the list of faculties of the Technical University has been quite different. Those esteemed alumni whose faculty no longer exists at the University of Technology  have to choose a suitable one from among the current faculties.

Example: If our alumnus during his/her time graduated from the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences , then at the present moment his faculty would be the School of Science

Schools (faculties) of Tallinn University of Technology

  • School of Business and Governance
  • School of Science
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Information Technology
  • Estonian Maritime Academy

Concern with the employees of TalTech

There are many people working in our university who have never studied here and do not work under any specific faculty (dean's office etc). These are also a group of people whom we would like to bring closer to the university. A "free-agent system" has been created to solve this problem.

All employees (including the university management and those employees who specifically belong to a faculty) can be so-called free agents at the university. University employees, i.e. free agents, can choose their own faculty at each stage of the Rector's Cup or be recruited by other members of the university family. The free agent system does not include deans or vice-deans.


What all the faculties will compete for has also changed - in addition to the fact that participants can take home various prizes from each stage, all participants also collect points for their faculty. The points are counted at the end of the spring semester and the winner of the Rector's Cup will be announced.

The winning faculty will own a magnificent trophy, which will be exhibited in an illuminated glass showcase to the entire university family and guests. In addition, the winning faculty will be given the right to carry out a project of their own choosing, and its organizational part will be supported by our own dear university, both with advice and elbow grease, and creatively and financially.

Each faculty, led by their student council, organizes an idea contest and selects one idea/project by the end of the first week of the spring semester at the latest. If the faculty wins the Rector's Cup, their idea will be implemented in cooperation with the university.

The idea/project of ​​the winning faculty can basically be anything, but it must somehow be useful for the entire university family (renovation of the basketball court near the dormitories, planting thousands of new trees, an awesome party, organizing a seminar, or even inviting a world-famous speaker to our university)

Point system

The point system for the Rector's Cup consists of two parts: points obtained from the competitions and participation or so called activity points.

Competition Points:

  • I place - 120p
  • II place - 100p
  • III place - 80p
  • IV place - 70p
  • V place - 60p 

PS! Only the best team/competitor of the faculty will receive competition points for the Rector's Cup.

Activity points system:

Each participant (student, employee, alumni) automatically earns an activity point for representing their faculty, regardless of the place he got in the competition (participation in the aforementioned cultural events also earns an activity point).

When giving out activity points, coefficients will also be used

The number of members varies greatly from faculty to faculty, which means that to achieve a fair system, coefficients must be set. In November 2022, membership statistics for the current academic year will be published, and based on these statistics, we will determine how many activity points each faculty will receive.

  • School of Engineering: 1 
  • School of IT: 1,11 
  • School of Business and Economics: 1,46
  • School of Science: 5,65 
  • Maritime Academy: 6,15 (412,05)

More detailed instructions and rules related to the Rector's Cup will be published soon. The exact dates and instructions for the stages will also appear on all our channels very soon. The first stage of the Rector's Cup, TalTech Relay Race, will take place on Thursday, 22.09. So, dear faculties, put together your best teams and let's meet in the woods of Nõmme!

More information on the Rector's Cup:

Tom Erik Luoma-aho