UT humanities excel in world research subject ranking
The new edition of the QS World University Rankings places the University of Tartu on the 400thplace. The humanities of the University of Tartu moved up in the ranking of research subjects and are this year on the 286th place.
The list which is compiled by the international consultancy company Quacquarelli Symondsi (QS) is one of the two most important rankings of the world’s universities. The University of Tartu is also included in the Times Higher Education (THE) world universities ranking, placing in the section 351–400.
Humanities is our university’s most outstanding research field and in Arts and Humanities, a list in the QS World University Rankings by Faculty which is published together with the general list, it moved up to 286. Last year it was on place 302.
UT humanities did well also in the QS tables published this spring—QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015 which lists universities by narrower subjects. There were 36 rankings published and UT was included in five of them. Three humanities subjects were represented: Philosophy (151–200), English Language and Literature (201–250), and Modern Languages (251–300). UT Communication and Media Studies (101–150) and Medicine (301–350) also made the list.
Dean of the UT Faculty of Philosophy Professor Margit Sutrop believes the high ranking demonstrates the national and international importance of the humanities. Research work done in different languages, master’s programmes in English, visiting lecturers and international students, performances in various places of the world, numerous research contacts and participation in several cooperation networks and research projects has most likely ensured international visibility for the UT humanities.