Institute of Geology, Tallin University of Technology

Original name(s)

  • Tallinna Tehnikaülikool ()
Institution Address

Ehitajate tee 5
19086 Tallinn

Main areas of taxonomic expertise

  • Conodonts
  • Chitinozoans
  • Scolecodonts
  • Brachiopods
  • Echinoderms
  • Trace fossils
  • Graptolites
  • Trilobites
  • Corals
  • Fish

Type of organisation

Institution Address

Ehitajate tee 5
19086 Tallinn

Director Representative

Prof.Urmas Kõljalg


Structure Chart

Governing & Executive bodies

The institute has four research departments, department of collections and administration




Staff fields

staff_year of reference2019
staff total90.0
scientific staff (permanent)37.0
scientific staff collections (permanent)15.0
staff collection managers technicians (permanent)4.0
staff collection managers technicians (non permanent)2.0
staff administrative (permanent)11.0

General Description

  • Historical geology and paleontology
  • Litosphere processes and geodynamics
  • Hydrogeology and paleoclimatology
  • Quaternary geology and paleolimnology


Link of the Research page : Research page

Research Fields

  • Anthropology / Physical anthropology (46.20.00)

Research Initiative

Activities and outreach with Universities
Curriculum of Earth Sciences and geotechnology (together with partner departments in the university)


Activities and outreach with other public

Educational programmes for schoolchildren, teachers etc, especially in the field-station ( and



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