Tiit Land is the Rector of Tallinn University of Technology. He graduated from the University of Tartu with a degree in Chemistry in 1989 and received his PhD in Neurochemistry and Neurotoxicology from Stockholm University in 1994. After getting his PhD, he worked in the US National Institutes of Health as a post-doctoral researcher and research fellow in 1994–1999, and in Stockholm University as a research fellow and lecturer in the Department of Neurochemistry in 1999–2006. In 2007, he was elected Professor of Chemistry at Tallinn University. In 2008–11, he served as the Director of the Institute of Mathematics and Natural Sciences of Tallinn University. In 2011, he was elected the Rector of Tallinn University; he was re-elected in 2016 and served in this position until autumn 2020. His research focuses on iron metabolism mechanisms and the related molecular causes of diseases in organisms.