About the University of Tartu

Established in 1632, the University of Tartu (UT) is the oldest and largest university in Estonia both in terms of numbers of staff and students, and the volume of its teaching, research and development activities. As Estonia’s only classical university, UT embraces a wide variety of academic fields. The University of Tartu was originally founded as Sweden’s second university by the King Gustavus Adolphus in 1632. The Great Northern War forced the University to cease activities in the 18th century, but it was re-opened in 1802 during the reign of the Russian Tsar Alexander I. In the 19th century, the University functioned as a bridge between German and Russian cultures, many distinguished scholars of nature and society worked and studied here. The university was temporarily closed down again during the World War I, to be re-opened on 1 December 1919 as the first Estonian-language university in the world.

The University of Tartu is the only university in the Baltic region that belongs to the top 1.2% of the world’s best universities and is featured in a growing number of international university ranking lists. As a world-class research university it also belongs to the top 1% of the world’s most cited universities and research institutions in ten research areas.

As Estonia’s only classical university, UT embraces a wide variety of academic fields. Its programme offer includes 56 bachelor’s, 72 master’s and 34 doctoral study programmes, including 26 degree programmes fully taught in English. UT is also the only university in the country licensed to teach medicine. UT is home to more than 13,000 students, including 1200 international students from 90 countries. The high standards of the bachelor’s, master’s and PhD programmes are proven by the graduates’ competitiveness.

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For more information about the university http://www.ut.ee.