Akadeemia has been published since April 1989 as a journal of Estonian academic culture. It presents a cross-section of the current situation in several areas of knowledge. Following the idea of universitas, it attempts to embrace as many academic disciplines as possible: philosophy, the humanities, social and natural sciences, and so on. Akadeemia carries on the traditions of the journal published in Tartu under the same name from 1937 to 1940.
Akadeemia attempts to familiarize the reader with the scientific world picture in a generally understandable way, uniting traditions and advancement. Akadeemia is the journal for the expert in another speciality – from the medical practitioner to the historian, from the linguist to the physicist.