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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 areas/categories

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-27OECDEstonia
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +1052nd17th333rd735th1st
Arts and Humanities +251st14th75th226th1st
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 989th8th264th744th1st
Business, Management and Accounting 787th31st233rd545th1st
Chemistry 2216th56th711th1477th1st
Computer Science 902nd13th229th626th1st
Earth and Planetary Sciences +1829th88th555th1136th1st
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1178th75th364th762nd1st
Energy 762nd12th158th436th1st
Engineering +1456th28th402nd962nd2nd
Environmental Science 1551st45th391st908th1st
Mathematics 653rd20th156th421st1st
Medicine +1259th17th362nd919th1st
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 1560th57th449th1080th1st
Physics and Astronomy 1719th44th561st1165th2nd
Psychology 585th13th159th516th1st
Social Sciences +451st13th110th342nd1st

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 visualizatión 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.

Where is the institution located?

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