The University of Tartu is known for its high reputation of the quality of studies and research. Students choose our university, because they can count on the excellent reputation of the diploma they receive after they graduate.
The University of Tartu is featured on many local and international TOP university rankings lists.
University image survey of TNS Emor in 2015 confirmed that the University of Tartu is the most reputable university in Estonia for the sixth year. Based on the survey, the basis of the reputation of the University of Tartu is believed to be the high level of education, value of the diploma in the labour market and the reliability of the university (education corresponds to expectations). It was brought out that the University of Tartu is innovative and contemporary because very many innovative solutions are created as the result of science, studying and creative work.
In 2018, UT improved its position in the QS World University Rankings and is now among the first 400 universities (314). QS takes into account the survey among academic leaders and heads of institutions of higher education, proportion of students and lecturers, university as the employer, significance of academic publications, percentage of foreign lecturers and students. More than 60,000 scientists and academic opinion leaders and approximately 30,000 employees gave their expert opinion to the universities by answering the questionnaire.
According to QS Subject Rankings 2018, 18 subjects at the University of Tartu are among the world's best ones.
Arts & Humanities
English Language & Literature
Engineering & Technology
Computer Science & Information Systems
Life Sciences & Medicine
Agriculture & Forestry
Pharmacy & Pharmacology
Physics & Astronomy
Social Sciences & Management
Communication & Media Studies
Year by year, the wide selection of curricula and high level of studies attract the increasing number of the best Estonian secondary school graduates to apply for the University of Tartu: in 2016, 425 of the best Estonian secondary school graduates applied for the University of Tartu.
According to Thomson Reuters Essential Science Indicators (ESI), one of the most highly esteemed databases of scientific journals, the University of Tartu has made it to the top 1 per cent of the world’s most highly cited science institutions in nine fields:
The University of Tartu is the only university in Estonia that is featured in that many fields.
48 UT scientists belong to the TOP 1% of the most cited scientists in the world. Click here to view the statistics.
The Webometrics Ranking of World Universities is a ranking system for the world's universities based on a composite indicator that takes into account both the volume of the Web contents (number of web pages and files) and the visibility and impact of these web publications according to the number of external inlinks (site citations) they received. The University of Tartu's website has been ranked as the best one in the Baltics (441. position overall).
A survey amongst our International Students confirmed that 97% of them would recommend coming to study at the University of Tartu (2017).
98% of students feel that the University has met their expectations completely.
99% of the students feel safe whilst living in Estonia.
The most important factors in choosing UT were: