TRAMES, 2003, 7(57/52), 1, 32–39
ESTONIAN R&D POLICY – STILL TO BE DEFINED
University of Tartu
Abstract. Academic history of Estonia goes back to 1632 when Academia Gustaviana was founded in Tartu. In this paper the state-of-the-art of the Estonian science (R&D) system will be given, its functioning in the national socio-economic framework analyzed and the bottlenecks to be overcome identified. It will be concluded that Estonian science is well fit to adjust itself to these new demands if they emerge and able to contribute to national economy and the society at large.