The University of Tartu (UT), founded in 1632, is one of the oldest universities in North-eastern Europe. As Estonia’s only classical university, UT embraces a wide variety of academic fields. The University’s mission is to preserve and promote learning in Estonia by conducting internationally recognized research and providing world-class research-based higher education. In past two years, UT has been ranked among the top five per cent of world’s leading universities in the reputable Times Higher Education - QS World University Rankings.
UT has 9 faculties with more than 70 departments and institutes, five colleges and several regional development units. Approximately 17,500 students are enrolled, including more than 600 international. The university staff comprises 3500 employees, including 1700 academic employees (180 professors).
UT accounts for over half of Estonia’s national research output with over 2000 research articles published annually and 100 doctoral degrees conferred each year. UT has joined the top 1% of the world’s most-cited universities and scientific institutions in six fields: Environmental Sciences & Ecology, Clinical Medicine, Plant & Animal Sciences, Chemistry, Social Sciences, and Materials Science.