International recognition to the high level of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences at UT

For the first time, the University of Tartu reached the top 50 in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences in the reputable Academic Ranking of World Universities, also known as the Shanghai Ranking.

Shanghai Jiao Tong University has published the international Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), also known as the Shanghai ranking, since 2003. Every year more than 1200 universities are evaluated and the best 500 are included in the ranking. While last year the University of Tartu’s rank in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences was within the range 76–100, this year UT ranked as high as 49th.

Head of the Institute of Pharmacy of the University of Tartu, Professor in Pharmacognosy Ain Raal said he was proud of his colleagues, his speciality, and the university. “A position among the fifty best universities in the world in pharmacy is a great surprise, a great pleasure and recognition for the Institute of Pharmacy, as well as an honour to Estonia and to the University of Tartu,” Raal said.

He pointed out the three factors behind the high position in the ranking, “We have managed to achieve a lot with few people and few resources, because our productivity per person is high. We cooperate closely both at the international level and in Estonia and among ourselves, and despite our very small number of pharmacy scientists we have managed to contribute at a high level to all the narrower branches of pharmacy.”

Further information:
Ain Raal
UT Professor in Pharmacognosy
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