Rankings and surveys
The University of Tartu is known for its high-quality studies and research. The university is featured in many local and international top university rankings lists. As of 2022, the University of Tartu belongs to the top 1.2% of the world's universities:
- QS World University Rankings: 296
- QS Emerging Europe & Central Asia Rankings: 4
- THE World University Rankings: 201-250
- U.S. News Global Best Universities Rankings: 255
- ARWU: 401-500
- NTU Rankings: 404
- Webometrics Ranking of World Universities: 433
- CWTS Leiden Ranking: 658
The QS World University Rankings portfolio, inaugurated in 2004, has become the world’s most popular source of comparative data about university performance.
The QS World University Rankings 2023 is based on 8 key ranking indicators.
QS World University Rankings by Subject
The QS World University Rankings by Subject are compiled annually to help prospective students identify the leading universities in a particular subject. The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021 cover 51 disciplines, grouped into five broad subject areas.
|ARTS & HUMANITIES||299||288||287||310|
|English Language & Literature||251-300||201-250||201-250||201-250|
|ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY||501-520||451-500|
|Computer Science & Information Systems||351-400||351-400||351-400||301-350|
|LIFE SCIENCES & MEDICINE||373||352||304||293|
|Agriculture and Forestry||151-200||151-200||201-250||201-250|
|Physics and Astronomy||551-600||451-500||401-450||451-500|
|SOCIAL SCIENCES & MANAGEMENT||336||357||357||383|
|Business & Management Studies||401-450||501-550|
|Communication & Media Studies||151-200||151-200||201-250|
|Economics & Econometrics||451-500||501-520|
|Education & Training||251-300||201-250||151-200||201-250|
QS Emerging Europe & Central Asia (EECA) Rankings
QS World University Rankings by Region focuses on the fastest-growing regions in the world, ranking separately universities in Latin America, Asia, the Arab Region, BRICS and Emerging Europe & Central Asia (EECA). The University of Tartu and Estonia belong to the latter one.
QS Sustainability University Rankings 2023
Featuring 700 universities, this first edition of the rankings uses a methodology comprised of indicators designed to measure an institution's ability to tackle the world’s greatest Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) challenges.
THE (Times Higher Education) has been providing trusted performance data on universities for students and their families, academics, university leaders, governments and industry since 2004.
THE Global Subject Rankings
|Arts & humanities||251-300||251-300||301-400||251-300||251-300||251-300|
|Business & economics||251-300||201-250||201-250||251-300||251-300||201-250|
|Clinical & health||301-400||301-400||251-300||251-300||251-300||176-200|
The Academic Ranking of World Universities, also known as the Shanghai Ranking, is one of the annual publications of world university rankings. It was first published in 2003 by the Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. Since 2009 the ARWU has been published annually and copyrighted by ShanghaiRanking Consultancy.
Global Rankings of Academic Subjects
U.S. News ranks institutions from the U.S. and more than 90 other countries based on 13 indicators measuring their academic research performance and global and regional reputations.
There are also rankings by subject available. Further data on UT is available here.
The "Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities" is released by National Taiwan University, and is also known as NTU Rankings. NTU Rankings provides a World University Rankings, rankings by 6 fields, and rankings by 27 selected subjects.
Further data on UT is available here.
The "Webometrics Ranking of World Universities" is an initiative of the Cybermetrics Lab, a research group belonging to the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), the largest public research body in Spain. The Ranking Web is not a ranking of universities' websites; it is a ranking of universities. It uses webometric (all missions) and bibliometric (research mission) indicators.
The CWTS Leiden Ranking offers important insights into the scientific performance of over 1200 major universities worldwide. Compared with other university rankings, the Leiden Ranking offers more advanced bibliometric indicators.
Studyportals, in collaboration with IELTS, Shorelight Education and US News Global Education, launched the first ever Global Student Satisfaction Awards in 2019. Entirely based on student reviews, the awards recognise the best educators globally and are the first of their kind to review universities based solely on student voices and experiences. The University of Tartu was awarded for outstanding achievements in student satisfaction and brought home the award for Best Admission Process.
In 2019, a total of 183 higher education institutions from around the globe, including 48 from Europe and eight from Estonia, participated in the International Student Barometer (ISB) survey – a leading, large-scale survey of student attitudes. The results show that the highest scores for learning and living experience and support services among international students studying at Estonian higher education institutions were awarded to the University of Tartu. Among European higher education institutions, the University of Tartu ranked 2nd-6th, while the world rankings placed it in 10th-60th place. Read more here.