About Us
The University of Tartu (UT) is one of the leading institutions for high-quality education and excellent research in the Nordic region, driving inclusive and sustainable growth and innovation in Estonia, Europe and globally.

UT belongs to the top 1.2% of the world's universities by ranking 300th in the QS World University Rankings 2022 and within the 251–300 range in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2022.

Key facts:
  • Established in 1632 by King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden
  • 4 faculties: Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, Medicine and Science and Technology
  • 14,500 students
  • 13% of international students
  • 3,000 staff
  • 5 cities - most of our units are located in Tartu, the student capital of Estonia
  • An extensive network of research centres and institutes
  • Member of ENLIGHT, LERU, the Coimbra Group and the Guild

Significant research areas:

  • Digitalisation: big data, artificial intelligence and their application for social good in the economy, governance, and health care
  • Hydrogen technologies and other technologies fostering the use of renewable energy
  • Gas fermentation and wood valorisation
  • Green solutions of applied ecology in forestry and land use
  • Personalised medicine