The University of Tartu among the 300 best universities in the world

4 September 2020
by Eva Toome


The oldest and largest university in Estonia shares the 251–300th position in the World University Rankings 2021, compiled by the British journal, Times Higher Education, since 2004.

The ranking considers 13 performance indicators that are grouped into five areas: the learning environment, research, research influence, industry income and international outlook.

Just four years ago, the University of Tartu shared the 351-400th position in the ranking. The university’s strategic plan is to move closer to the world’s 100 best universities – currently, its position in the international rankings is improving by 20 places on average yearly. “Keeping this rate shows we have achieved excellent international visibility without compromising our role as Estonia’s national university – in developing science, higher education and culture in Estonian and offering evidence-based support for governance to our state and society,” Kristjan Vassil, the university’s vice rector for research, said in a statement.

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