University of Tartu
Founded in 1632, the University of Tartu (UT) is the largest and most comprehensive university in Estonia and one of the most respectable centres of education and research in Central and Eastern Europe. It 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). UT is home to 14 000 students, including 1300 international students from more than 90 countries.
UT is famous for its research-based education. On average, the university awards 100 PhD degrees and university researchers publish about 3,000 scientific articles annually. UT is in the TOP 1% of the world’s most cited universities and scientific institutions in the fields Clinical Medicine, Chemistry, Environment/Ecology, Plant and Animal Science, Geosciences, Social Sciences (general), Biology and Biochemistry and Engineering. A total of 32 UT scientists belong to the top 1% of most quoted scientists in the world.
The university is an active member of international associations such as the Utrecht Network, the Coimbra Group of Universities, and the Baltic Sea Region University Network. The university has 74 partnership agreements with universities around the world, over 800 Erasmus agreements and a connection to over 300 universities through ISEP network.
UT offers international degree, semester, and summer programmes with instruction in English, and each year attracts an increasing number of international students from around the world. Currently, there are 23 international study programmes available fully in English, including business administration, medicine and software engineering. Some of the university’s study programmes are truly unique, such as semiotics, philosophy, EU-Russia studies and wellness & spa management.
Type of institution: Public University
Language of instruction: Estonian, English
Number of students: 14 000
Number of international students: 1300
Ranking: TOP 350 in the world (THE World University Rankings 2016-17, QS World University Rankings 2016-17), TOP 200 in Europe (THE Best universities in Europe 2016)
Faculties: Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities, Science & Technology, Medicine
Centres of Excellence: Institute Centre of Excellence in Biodiversity Research, Centre of Excellence for Translational Medicine, Centre of Excellence in Chemical Biology, Centre of Excellence in Cultural Theory, Centre of Excellence in Mesosystems - Theory and Applications, Centre of Excellence in High-technology Materials for Sustainable Development
International student office: http://www.ut.ee/ask
Contact person: Ms Eveli Soo
Phone: +372 737 6114
Address: Ülikooli 18, Tartu 50090, Estonia