University of Tartu aims to understand how campus location influences the diversity of activities, time use, and daily travel load of university members. The pilot uses smart phone GPS positioning of 200 campus users, both students and staff, under 15 months. The long-term study helps to clarify the role of higher education institutions and creative jobs in the urban fabric through the preferences and choices of campus users.
Tartu pilot case is coordinated by Mobility Lab of the University of Tartu. Contact us!
  • December 18, 2017

Inner-city campuses cause less travel and provide greater choice of freedom for campus tenants

Two-years-survey about campus-related mobility in Tartu, Estonia, has given profound evidence of the impact of campus location on urban travel load and individual activity choices in space and time. By studying the mobility and activity patterns of students and staff members of knowledge institutions, we found that well-integrated inner-city campus is favourable in front of […]

  • September 29, 2017

New spatial vision of Tartu as an open, international, and smart university city

September 2017 brought a new spatial agenda to the city of Tartu when the new comprehensive plan of the city was imposed by the City Council. Four years of development process and consultations of the comprehensive plan has resulted in a balanced, yet ambitious framework that sets spatial development principles for the next 15 years. […]

  • February 16, 2017

In or out?

Illustration: “ICONICUM” – the winning design of the architectural competition by Architect11. The new multifunctional study building Delta in the centre of Tartu Age Poom, Tõnis Arjus Finding the best location for a new IT study complex was the most influential spatial decision in the University of Tartu in year 2016. The principal question was […]

  • February 2, 2016

Space-time use information for better campus

University of Tartu has approximately 13600 students and 3400 employees who are commuting every day to different campuses for study and work. University campuses are dispersedly located around the city. There are historical buildings in the City Centre Campus and several new buildings built in the suburban Maarjamõisa Campus. Tartu University has been searching new […]