The University in Figures
Belongs to the top 1.2% of world's best universities by ranking 285th in the QS World University Rankings 2020 and within the 251–300 range in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2021. UT is placed 4th in the QS University Rankings: Emerging Europe and Central Asia (QS EECA University Rankings 2020). 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
- 55 bachelor, 71 master and 33 doctoral study programmes available on 2020/2021, including 27 programmes in English (apply now!)
- around 13,000 students (including around 1700 international students from 90 countries)
- 111 PhD theses defended annually
- 3,602 employees; 51% employees on academic positions
- 72 partner universities in 26 countries
- 211 international academic and research members
- 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. About 50UT scientist belong to the top 1% of most quoted scientists in the world (read more on UT Science in Numbers).
- According to the 2020 report by Clarivate Analytics, the 6,000 most cited researchers of the world included the following researchers from the University of Tartu:
Professor in Mycology Urmas Kõljalg,
Research Professor in Mycorrhizal Studies Leho Tedersoo,
Professor in Environmental Physics Heikki Junninen,
Professor of Plant Ecology Martin Zobel,
Research Professor in Community Ecology Mari Moora,
Research Professor in Molecular Ecology Maarja Öpik,
Senior Research Fellow in Biodiversity Informatics Kessy Abarenkov, and
Senior Research Fellow in Molecular Ecology Mohammad Bahram.
- Nobel Prize in 1909 (Wilhelm Ostwald, founder of Physical Chemistry)