A unit for teaching Asian languages was first established in Tartu university 1956 by linguist Pent Nurmekund (1906-1996), since 1994 the centre has its current name: Centre for Oriental Studies. Longtime head of the centre was Linnart Mäll (1938-2010). Märt Läänemets was the head of the centre from 2010 to 2020. Current head of the centre is Alevtina Solovyeva. Centre is primarily research unit that also offers lecture courses and seminars of Asian cultures.
Contact information: Centre for Oriental Studies, University of Tartu, Ülikooli 18-226, Tartu 50090, Estonia
phone: +372 737 5589
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The Mongolian Research Laboratory is created to enterprise, carry on and coordinate research, educational, public projects and expertise, concerning various aspects of Mongolia, Mongolian and related communities across the borders. The laboratory is also aimed to bring cross-cultural introduction and development of cooperative relations between Mongolia and Estonia.