23. September, 2011, under the leadership of Tartu University Rector Alar Karis, opened philosophy departments in newly renovated school building. 2 Jacob Street school building was completed in the Faculty of completion of construction of the campus, which has been awaited for years. According to Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy Professor Valter Lang, never before have there been as good working conditions than now have linguists, philosophers, semiotics and archaeologists and all aspects should be pleased with the students also. The Faculty of Philosophy campus, located in the downtown, will now be called Philosophicum.
Building renovation works lasted for almost a year. Despite the traditional old building renovation surprises and large change in the Estonian construction market last year, issues raised by the customer were solved constructevly and Oma Ehitaja fulfilled its contractual obligations properly. University’s new academic building was given to the research staff and students use on time. 2 Jacob Street building renovation is one of the few construction projects in 2010 launched by the University, which began and ended by the same builder.