The Estonian Academy of Arts (EKA), founded in 1914, is the only public university in Estonia offering higher education in architecture, design, fine arts and art culture. It is an active study and research institution and the leading national center of innovation in visual culture. EKA is listed among Top 200 Architecture and Design Universities in the World by QS World University Rankings.
Twelve hundred students currently enrolled at EKA are taught by nearly three hundred professors, associate professors, lecturers and workshop managers from Estonia and abroad. Small groups of carefully selected students enable a more personal, one-on-one approach to instruction and family-like, close-knit atmosphere, and EKA prides itself on the low student-to-faculty ratio. Studies take place in a new award-winning building with an innovative and inspiring environment.
EKA offers thirteen international programmes, including a 2-year Urban Studies MSc and a 4-year Architecture and Urban Planning PhD.