The University in Figures
Belongs to the top 2% of world's best universities by ranking 314th in the QS World University Rankings 2018 and within the 301–350 range in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2018. UT is placed 3rd in the QS University Rankings: Emerging Europe and Central Asia (QS EECA University Rankings 2018). 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
- 56 bachelor, 71 master and 32 doctoral study programmes available on 2016/2017, including 23 programmes in English (apply now!)
- 13,000 students (including over 1000 international students from 70 countries)
- More than 1,300 doctoral students and 120 doctoral defences in 2016 (more than a half of all Estonia's doctoral defences)
- 3,500 employees; 50% employees on academic positions, including 194 professors
- 80 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 142,6 million euros in 2017