Estonian Aviation Academy is a state-owned professional higher education institution educating and is training specialists for Estonian and international aviation enterprises and organisations. The Academy also offers student exchange opportunities within Erasmus+ programme.
By today the education institution founded as Tartu Aviation College in 1993 and renamed Estonian Aviation Academy in 2008 has become a successful Estonian higher education institution in the study process of which the standards of Estonian higher education and those of international aviation are applied.
The Academy study process has been built on a flexible system of study modules. The studies are carried out at the first level of higher education (EQF level 6) and at professional education level (EQF level 5). The continuation education courses and retraining of the already practising specialists is provided to meet the needs of aviation enterprises.
One of the characteristic features of Estonian Aviation Academy is that teaching and training is carried out by experienced specialists from Estonian and foreign aviation enterprises and by the lecturers from other higher education institutions working on the contract basis. This helps maintain the stable high quality of education and training and its compliance with the requirements established by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which in its turn ensures the Academy graduates good opportunities in Estonian and European labour market.
The mission of EAVA as a professional higher education institution is to provide high-quality and efficient education and training in aviation as well as development activities.
By 2020 the Academy is an internationally recognised aviation higher education institution proceeding in its activities from the needs of the society, and a highly valued cooperation partner in the field of aviation.
Our core values are defined proceeding from the role of the Academy.
- Openness: open for cooperation, cooperation capability and reliability, capability for creating synergy;
- Courage: courage to change, courage to enter into dialogue, courage to make competence-based decisions;
- Enthusiasm: to complete the tasks agreed upon and achieve the goals set, initiative and being active in everything undertaken;
- Devotion: dedication to work, ability to focus and determination.