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Tartu University rises 20 places in the World University Rankings

Tartu University moves up 20 places in the QS World University Rankings 2020, gaining the highest place in the university's history.

Since year 2014, the university has risen 160 places in the ranking and it now is at place 301.

There has been a significant improvement in the university’s reputation among academic staff and employers in the past year. The number of international students and staff, which are viewed as separate elements of the ranking, is also constantly growing.

“We are more and more known and acknowledged internationally,” the Vice-Rector for Development of Tartu University, Eerik Puura says.

“Tartu University is one of the trademarks of Estonia that has reached the world, introduced Estonia and shown it as a haven for wisdom and knowledge.”

Two other Estonian universities also made the top 1,001 list, TalTech being at place 601-650 and Tallinn University at place 801 – 1,000.

University of Tartu has been one of the leading universities in the region for years already, ranking 3rd in the QS World University Rankings in Emerging Europe and Central Asia in 2018 and 5th in 2019. It is the largest university in Estonia and also one of the oldest universities in northern Europe. 23 of its numerous degree programmes are fully taught in English.

TalTech focuses on technical subjects and has one of the most modern campuses in Europe, chosen the best campus in Europe in 2014. The campus is also a home to more than 200 high-tech companies (e.g. Skype).

Estonia has altogether more than 20 educational institutions offering higher education.

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