Tartu University

Tartu University, Tartu Ülikool, Estonia

Tartu University or University of Tartu (UT) is a top ranking university in Estonia, it also called Tartu ülikool in Estonian Language, it’s located in second large city of Estonia. Tartu University has an astonishing history in Science and Arts. Swedish king Gustavus Adolphus had founded University of Tartu in 1632.

UT is Estonia’s leading center of research and training. It preserves the culture of the Estonian people and spearheads the country’s reputation in research and provision of higher education. UT belongs to the top 2% of world’s best universities.

As Estonia’s national university, UT stresses the importance of international cooperation and partnerships with reputable research universities all over the world. The robust research potential of the university is evidenced by the fact that the University of Tartu has been invited to join the Coimbra Group, a prestigious club of renowned research universities. UT includes four faculties. To support and develop the professional competence of its students and academic staff, the university has entered into bilateral co-operation agreements with 79 partner institutions in 31 countries.

Academia Dorpatensis, modeled after the University of Uppsala in Sweden, was intended to pursue research and advance learning in a wide variety of disciplines. The University of Tartu (UT) has continued to adhere to this approach throughout the centuries, and remains today the only classical university in Estonia. Research at UT focuses on subjects as diverse as medicine and philosophy, genetics and computer science.

Tartu University in Figures

  • Top ranking university in Estonia
  • 4th at EECA ranking
  • The first university to teach in Estonian since 1919
  • 4 faculties – Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Faculty Science and Technology
  • 60 bachelor, 72 master and 34 doctoral study programs available on 2015/2016, including 23 programs in English
  • 13,400 students (including over 800 international students from 70 countries)
  • More than 1,300 doctoral students and 113 doctoral defenses in 2015 (more than a half of all Estonia’s doctoral defenses)
  • 3,500 employees, including 1,744 academic employees, including 173 professors
  • 79 partner universities in 31 countries
  • Over 34,000 research publications (including 7,500 in the ISI Web of Science)
  • According to information on the ISI Web of Science, the University of Tartu belongs to the top 1% of the world’s most-cited universities and research institutions.
  • A total of 42 UT scientist belong to the top 1% of most quoted scientists in the world (read more on UT Science in Numbers).
  • Nobel Prize in 1909 (Wilhelm Ostwald, founder of Physical Chemistry)
  • Budget volume of 121,2 million euros

According to one of the most important higher education lists, the QS World University Rankings, the University of Tartu now holds its best position ever. The university’s position in the ranking has improved from 501 in 2012 to 314 in 2017. Its strongest subject is linguistics, where it is globally rated in the 101-150 ranking.

If you want to know more about Tartu university please follow below links:


QS World University Ranking


Tartu University Post at Estonian World



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