Science in Numbers
University of Tartu
- 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.
- 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
- 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)