Centers of Excellence

Centre of Excellence in Estonian Studies (CEES)

Centre of Excellence in Estonian Studies (CEES) The Centre of Excellence in Estonian Studies (CEES) research is connected with focal phenomena of a) the Estonian society and culture, some of them of carrying emblematic connotation: the Estonian language itself and its wide array of sublanguages and dialects, unique regilaul-verse, song festivals and the choir movement, original poetic culture, sacred sites; b) the Estonian diasporas and ethnic groups (primarily Estonian Russians, Old Believers, Finno-Ugric minorities, neighboring and contact groups). c) global cultural trends and local variations of global cultural phenomena (epic(s), humour, mythology, etc.), reinvented and modenized forms (e.g. punk song festivals), d) contemporary culture, incl transmedia texts and behaviour.

Centre of Excellence „Ecology of Global Change: Natural and Managed Ecosystems“ (EcolChange)

Centre of Excellence „Ecology of Global Change: Natural and Managed Ecosystems“ (EcolChange) The EcolChange represents a synergistic network of expertise to elaborate global and local scenarios for terrestrial ecosystems in the context of global change, from molecular to biome-level responses.

Centre of Excellence “Dark Side of the Universe“ (Dark Universe)

Centre of Excellence “Dark Side of the Universe“ (Dark Universe) The Centre of Excellence (CoE), Dark Side of the Universe, combines competence in theoretical and experimental particle physics, cosmology and high-performance computing to carry out systematic interdisciplinary research on Dark Matter, Dark Energy, Inflation, gravity and interplay between those physical phenomena.

Centre of Excellence „Emerging Orders in Quantum and Nanomaterials“ (EQUiTANT)

Centre of Excellence „Emerging Orders in Quantum and Nanomaterials“ (EQUiTANT) We explore new materials of various ferroic orders and their potential applications. Examples include ferromagnets, ferro-electrics and ferro-elastics, which occur due to onset of spontaneous magnetization, polarization or strain. Multiferroic materials possess two or more orientation states that can be switched by an external field, show hysteresis and can be described by order parameters representing spontaneous breaking of symmetries.

Centre of Excellence “Zero Energy and Resource Efficient Buildings and Districts” (ZEBE)

Centre of Excellence “Zero Energy and Resource Efficient Buildings and Districts” (ZEBE) ZEBE Center of Excellence in Research (CER) contributes to energy and resource efficiency improvement in buildings and districts. It is based on Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (nZEB), Power Electronics and Demand Side Management (IEEM) and Wooden Structures and Composites (WSC) research groups of Tallinn University of Technology (TUT), and Institute of Physics of University of Tartu (UT) and Rural Building research group of Estonian University of Life Sciences (EMÜ).

Centre of Excellence for Genomics and Translational Medicine (GenTransMed)

Centre of Excellence for Genomics and Translational Medicine (GenTransMed) The CoE for Genomics and Translational Medicine aims to translate discoveries in the field of genomics into improved understanding of molecular mechanisms of disease. The new interdisciplinary environment of the CoE makes it possible to interpret and rapidly utilize data produced by cutting edge omics technologies.

Centre of Excellence in Molecular Cell Engineering

Centre of Excellence in Molecular Cell Engineering To target the crucial questions of cellular function and to bridge the gap in transforming fundamental research into practical applications we will form functionally integrated and synergistic research centre that gathers Estonian core competence in animal, plant, yeast and bacterial cell engineering with an expertise in molecular design and chemical processing.

Centre of Excellence „Advanced Materials and High-technology Devices for Sustainable Energetics, Sensorics and Nanoelectronics“ (HiTechDevices)

Centre of Excellence „Advanced Materials and High-technology Devices for Sustainable Energetics, Sensorics and Nanoelectronics“ (HiTechDevices) The Centre of Excellence “Advanced materials and high-technology devices for energy recuperation systems” addresses cutting-edge science and technology, involving stakeholders from industry, decision makers and society, in order to develop functional materials for environmentally friendly sustainable energy technologies, sensorics and electronics.

Centre of Excellence in Information Technology (EXCITE)

Centre of Excellence in Information Technology (EXCITE) This proposal covers the full "technology stack" of ICT, ranging from hardware to software, including both related engineering fields at the hardware end (electronic, materials and biomedical engineering) as well as underpinning mathematics especially at the software end. EE-IT brings together the top-ranked ICT research groups Estonia to work jointly on a focussed, yet broad and extendable, research programme. It will capitalize on the existing expertise to create synergies on the rich but fragmented landscape of the Estonian ICT research.