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University of Tartu 3rd in the list of Top Universities in Emerging Europe & Central Asia 2018

The 2018 results of the QS EECA University Rankings are out now, featuring 250 of the top universities in emerging Europe and central Asia, extended from 200 last year. Up two places this year to 3rd is Estonia’s national university, the University of Tartu.

The university has also made a good leap in the overall World University Rankings this year (up 33 places to rank joint 314th).

Founded in 1632 by King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden, the university currently has roughly 13,000 students, including over 1,000 international students from 70 countries. Although the main language of instruction is Estonian, the University of Tartu offers a good range of international master’s programs taught in English, including joint programs coordinated by other universities.

Tallinn University of Technology was number 28 in emerging Europe and central Asia, gaining two places compared to last year. Tallinn University made a considerable rise in the ranking, gaining 18 places and rising from 87th to 69th.

The ranking is based on a methodology which assesses each institution on nine key performance indicators, including employer and academic reputations, faculty/student ratio and papers per faculty.

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