Education and science

Lääne County offers great opportunities for acquiring an education and new skills as well as for ordering and carrying out surveys.

Haapsalu offers the possibility to acquire a higher education in Tallinn University Haapsalu College.

Haapsalu College offers professional higher education in four specialties:

  • Applied Computer Science (software development and design)
  • Traffic Safety
  • Health Promotion Specialist
  • Handicraft Technology and Design.


In addition to formal education, Haapsalu College offers several training courses for everyone interested in self-education, and co-ordinates the work of research and development organisations in the College:

Center of Excellence in Health Promotion and Rehabilitation (TERE KK)

Foundation for Future Research of Lääne County’s Living Environment (LETS)

The students and teachers of Haapsalu College take part in many national and international co-operation projects, and development services to the private sector are also offered.

A vocational education can be acquired in Haapsalu Vocational Education and Training Centre, where 31 study programmes are available. In recent years the Vocational Education and Training Centre has had significant development. School buildings have been erected and renovated and equipped with modern and contemporary means of study, offering a quality study environment for more than 700 students.

The largest field of study is tourism, accommodation and catering services (29%). It is followed by construction (19%), woodworking (16%), and information and communications technology (15%).