University of Tartu
Ülikooli 18, 50090 Tartu, Estonia
The University of Tartu is a rapidly developing international research university, the centre of academic spirit in Estonia as a national university, and a leader in social development. UT belongs to the top 1.2% of the world's best universities. The University of Tartu was founded in 1632 and therefore is the oldest institution of higher education in Estonia. UT includes four faculties: Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, Medicine, and Science and Technology. The University of Tartu is the largest university in Estonia with 13 000 students. More than 2100 international students from around 105 countries study at UT every year and the university has over 100 buildings all across the country. The University of Tartu is a member of several reputable international networks and alliances, such as the Coimbra Group, Utrecht Network and The Guild. Internationalisation is an important part of UT’s strategic plan. UT has many partner universities all around the world and it cooperates with international companies (e.g. Mercedes-Benz, ImmonoQure) and participates in various student exchange networks (Erasmus+, ISEP, AEN). 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, Geosciences, Plant & Animal Science, Social Sciences, Molecular Biology & Genetics, Biology and Biochemistry, Neuroscience and Behavior, Psychiatry and Psychology (ESI Web of Science 2018). Researchers at UT have patented numerous inventions of practical application, including a glass of changing transparency, a linked manipulator operating as an actuator in artificial muscles, space cameras with extremely high image quality and a sensor which detects toxic gas. Satellite EstCube-1, developed by UT staff and students, made Estonia the 41st space nation in the world.
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