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University of Tartu

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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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Founded in 1632 by the Swedish King Gustav II Adolph, the University of Tartu (UT) is the oldest, largest and only classical university in Estonia. UT embraces a wide variety of academic fields. It offers 23 international degree programmes fully taught in English. As of 2017, approximately 14 000 students are enrolled, including close to 1300 international students. UT belongs to the TOP 1,2% of the world’s best universities (QS World University Rankings). More PhD degrees are defended at UT than in all other Estonian universities in total: 120 PhD degrees were defended only at UT in 2016 (239 at other Estonian universities). Most of the publications of Estonian universities come from UT: 1375 out of 2821 in 2016. UT belongs to the top 1% of the world’s most-cited universities and research institutions in the fields of Clinical Medicine, Chemistry, Environment & Ecology, Geoscience, Plant & Animal Science, Social Sciences (general), Molecular Biology & Genetics, Biology & Biochemistry, Neuroscience & Behavior, Psychiatry & Psychology (ISI Web of Science 2017). The university has cooperation agreements with 81 universities in 30 countries and participates in the activities of several European university networks, such as the Utrecht Network and Coimbra Group.

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2016
=347
2017
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2018
  • 36.3
    Overall Score
  • 28.5
    Academic Reputation
  • 37.9
    Employer Reputation
  • 79.2
    Faculty Student
101-150
2016
101-150
2017
  • 60.9
    Academic Reputation
  • 54.7
    Citations per Paper
  • 63.7
    Employer Reputation
  • 52.2
    H-index Citations
4
2015
5
2016
301-500
2018
Graduate Employability Ranking
  • 13.8-27.8
    Overall Score
  • 55.9
    Alumni Outcomes
4
2015
5
2016
301-500
2018
EECA University Rankings
  • 91.8
    Overall Score
  • 98
    Academic Reputation
  • 76.9
    Employer Reputation
  • 81.9
    Faculty Student
  • 75.7
    Faculty Staff with PhD
  • 96.2
    Papers per Faculty
  • 96.9
    Citations per Paper
  • 67.9
    International Faculty
  • 35.2
    International Students
  • 93.8
    Web Impact
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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
1,402
International
119

Number of students

10,071
Postgraduate 48%
Undergraduate 52%

Number of international students

832
Postgraduate 87%
Undergraduate 13%
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.

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