The University in Figures
Belongs to the top 2% of world's best universities by ranking 347th in the QS World University Rankings 2016/17 and within the 301–350 range in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2016-2017. UT is placed 4th in the QS University Rankings: Emerging Europe and Central Asia (QS University Rankings: EECA). See also: UT in the Rankings.
- Founded in 1632 by King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden (read more on UT history)
- 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 programmes available on 2015/2016, including 23 programmes in English (apply now!)
- 13,400 students (including over 800 international students from 70 countries)
- More than 1,300 doctoral students and 113 doctoral defences in 2015 (more than a half of all Estonia's doctoral defences)
- 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 in the fields of Clinical Medicine, Chemistry, Environment/Ecology, Plant and Animal Science, Geosciences, Social Sciences (general), Biology and Biochemistry and Engineering.
A total of 20 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