The University in Figures
- Founded in 1632 by King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden (read more on UT history)
- The first university to teach in Estonian since 1919
- Belongs to the top 3% of world's best universities (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2012-13)
- 9 faculties and 4 colleges
- 70 bachelor, 80 master and 35 doctoral study programmes (apply now! )
- 17,000 students (including over 800 international students)
- More than 1,400 doctoral students and 101 doctoral defences in 2012 (more than a half of all Estonia's doctoral defences)
- 3,800 employees, including 1,800 academic employees (190 professors)
- 65 partner universities in 23 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 145.9 million euros
- 3.9 million items in the University Library