The aim of ICT area higher educational support program Tiger University and its continuing program Tiger University+ is to support the development of qualified lecturers and state of the art infrastructure in higher educational institutions in Estonia.
Total of EEK 237 million (EEK 145 million from state budget and EEK 92 million from other sources) have been invested to the Tiger University program in 2002-2009. Among others, public universities have received more than 2,150 computers and approx 134 computers have been modernised; more than 105 study and research labs have been created or supplemented and network equipment and software for more than EEK 30 million have been procured. More than 330 lecturers and doctoral candidates from Estonia have participated in international conferences (supported by program), 126 visiting lecturers have delivered lectures in Estonia and 313 doctoral candidates have been supported in their degree studies. Additionally creation of at least 159 courses has been supported as well as provision of educational materials in big volumes.
Program Council of Tiger University by EITF:
- Toomas Sõmera, Chairman of the Executive Board, EITF
- Jaak Anton, Member of the Council, EITF; adviser (informatin technology), Ministry of Education and Research
- Urmas Kõlli, representative of the Estonian Information Technology and Telecommunications Association; Chairman, Datel AS
- Peeter Normak, representative of Rector’s Conference of public universities, Director of Informatics Institute, Head of the Doctoral Curriculum and IT-management Master’s degree curriculum; Tallinn University
- Varmo Vene, representative of Rector’s Conference of public universities, Vice Manager of Computer Science Institute, University of Tartu
- Margus Kruus, representative of Rector’s Conference of public universities, Vice Dean of Faculty of Information Technology, Tallinn University of Technology
- Linnar Viik, lecturer of Estonian Information Technology College, IT specialist