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Foundation: 1632

Mission: The University of Tartu as a national university of Estonia bears the responsibility for solving problems faced by the society by ensuring the continuity of Estonian intellectuals and language and culture and by contributing to the development of education, research and technology and other creative activities throughout the world.

Vision: The University of Tartu is a rapidly developing international research university, the centre of academic spirit in Estonia as a national university, and a leader in social development.



Overall percentile


Research percentile


Innovation percentile


Societal percentile

Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Universities sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject area

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal

AreaWorldEastern EuropeEU-28OECDEstonia
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 449th11th230th389th1st
Arts and Humanities 196th8th81st172nd1st
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 523rd7th241st450th1st
Business, Management and Accounting 486th24th220th390th2nd
Chemistry 634th51st361st553rd2nd
Computer Science 467th16th219th370th1st
Dentistry 448th9th177th339th1st
Earth and Planetary Sciences 426th50th260th358th1st
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 539th66th294th452nd2nd
Energy 445th33rd213th334th1st
Engineering 431st19th205th334th1st
Environmental Science 476th44th280th388th1st
Mathematics 359th14th155th265th1st
Medicine 568th16th278th518th1st
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 453rd15th187th368th1st
Physics and Astronomy 607th74th372nd535th3rd
Psychology 487th17th233rd456th1st
Social Sciences 369th11th156th314th1st

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatiĆ³n allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

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