ECAC has been set up by the University of Tartu (UT), Tallinn University of Technology (TUT), Estonian Environmental Research Centre (EKUK) and National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics (NICPB).


The University of Tartu is a rapidly developing international research university, the centre of academic spirit in Estonia as a national university, and a leader in social development. Research-based activities provide with a way of thinking that entails critical analysis, a search for connections and the pursuit of truth and that is targeted at solving problems. The university is a leader of Estonia’s knowledge-based society and an important partner to the state in developing and implementing respective policies.

TTU_peamine_logo_ENG_CMYKTallinn University of Technology creates and intermediates values that secure Estonia’s development in the globalised world. TUT generates a synergy between technological, logical, exact, natural, health and social sciences enhancing the development of society. TUT is the only technological university in Estonia


Estonian Environmental Research Centre is a state-owned company specialised in water, air and soil analysis, lab analysis of raw materials and products, management of environmental projects, environmental impact assessment and audit, research and development, environmental consulting and training, hazardous waste analysis and handling, and providing customs lab services.

NICPB is an interdisciplinary research institute, which carries out basic and applied research in materials science, genetic engineering and biotechnology, environmental technology, in the field of particle physics and informatics. Within the ECAC framework NICPB offers consultation, chemical analysis and materials research services and allows qualified scientists to access institute’s instruments.

AKKI_ECAC_International_PartnersIn addition, partnerships are formed with the Federation of Estonian Chemical Industries, Estonian Association for Quality, the major laboratory networks and prominent industries in Estonia. On the European level there are contacts with different cooperation networks, such as Eurachem, and various relations to other universities. Starting from 2015, UT will coordinate a joint master’s programme “Excellence in Analytical Chemistry” which is partnered by a number of universities and enterprises from Europe and elsewhere.

Scheme on the left illustrates different international collaborations.

Last modified: 06.05.2019