The University of Tartu (UT) was founded in 1632, intended to pursue research and advance learning in a wide variety of disciplines. Research at UT focuses on subjects as diverse as medicine and philosophy, genetics and computer science. UT preserves the culture of the Estonian people and spearheads the country’s reputation in research and provision of higher education. UT stresses the importance of international co-operation and partnerships with reputable research universities all over the world.