City of Tartu viewSource: Kaarel Kõvatu, Visit Tartu

Tartu for business events

Lively and vibrant intellectual city of Estonia

Tartu is a city of wisdom, full of smart and friendly people who care about their environment and future.

Tartu is Estonia’s main centre of knowledge and study with the nation's top university, as well as several other institutes, research centres, biotechnology industries and a number of software companies located in the city. Also the biggest business event sTARTUp Day takes place in Tartu.

Being home to globally-connected institutions such as Tartu University and the Estonian University of Life Sciences has made the ‘City of Good Thoughts’, as it’s called, a magnet for all kinds of international conferences, particularly those related to scientific and medical fields. 

Facts about Tartu


almost 98 000

Number of hotel rooms:


Number of restaurants in Michelin restaurants guide in 2023


Ranking of the University of Tartu

among the top 1% of the world's universities

Distance from Tallinn airport:

175 km, 2 hours driving

Distance from Tartu airport to city centre:

12km, 15 min driving