About the department
Nurkse Department is rare both in the world in terms of its interdisciplinary approach and at home, being the only institution in Estonia to offer education in innovation and public administration at BA, MA and PhD levels. Get to know us!
The Department is the place to find leading Estonian and foreign researchers, outstanding PhD students as well as today's most eminent public sector practitioners all under one roof.
Research and innovation projects
The Department has a wide portfolio of pan-European and national research and innovation projects, which is based on solving the most pressing long-term challenges of Estonia and the European Union and contributes to achieving the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.
Our five diverse study programs are built on the integration of technology and innovation into the development of society and the functioning of the state. The studies take place in an international study environment under the guidance of world´s leading Estonian and foreign researchers.
Our people in the media
Our scientists are in active social dialogue on TV, radio as well as in a written word. Listen, watch and read the thoughts of our people.