History, Affiliations and Rankings
In the Estonian city of Tartu, there is a university called the University of Tartu. It is Estonia's national university and the only classical university in the nation. Baron Johan Skytte, the Governor-General of Swedish Livonia, Ingria, and Karelia established it in 1632 under the name Academia Gustaviana. The mentality and positive attitudes of the Estonian national university's students, academic personnel, and researchers helped to retain its atmosphere and revive the University of Tartu as the university of the Republic of Estonia. 1989-1992 were years of structural reform, restoring academic content and old traditions. The University of Tartu can look back on its 370-year history, which is symbolised by the statue of Gustav II Adolf, which was re-erected in Royal Square on St. George's Day in 1992 (created by Elisabeth Tebelius-Myren in 1991 from a plaster figure by Fogelberg) as a symbol of the continuity of alma mater Tartuensis. It has affiliations with CBUR, EUA, Coimbra Group, Utrecht Network, and Atomium Culture Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities. The University of Tartu is ranked #251 in the World University Rankings by Times Higher Education and has an overall score of 4.3 stars
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
The University of Tartu's (UT) main campus is situated in Tartu, Estonia's second-largest city and the country's student capital as well as its intellectual and youthful capital. UT owns over 100 buildings, including 3 museums and a botanical garden. The Von Bock House is one of many university buildings and student dorms that have lately been built or renovated. Many of the new facilities, such as the Technology Institute, the Biomedical Center, the Chemistry building, and the new Physics building, are located at Maarjamisa (approximately 2 kilometres southwest of the mediaeval university centre). While the majority of the curriculum is taught in Estonian, a few degree programmes are taught in English. Approximately 35% of UT's study courses are offered partially or entirely online, including Moodle-based web-based courses, video lectures, webinars, e-portfolios, and massive open online courses. There are 56 bachelor's and 72 master's degree programmes offered, including 26 in English. The University of Tartu provides a number of courses in various fields from science to engineering, from environmental studies to computer science.
Accomplishments and Alumni
This university has almost 4 faculties, 31 institutes, 1995 highly cited publications per year and 2033 academic employees.There are almost 14 fields of research where UT belongs to the top 1% of most-cited universities and research institutions in the world, 67 researchers belong to the top 1% of most-cited researchers in the world and. This university has 72 partner universities in 26 countries. Every fifth citizen of Tartu, Estonia, is a student, making the city noted for its vibrant student culture and customs. The city was listed as one of the top places for college students to live (LivCom Awards 2019). Many alumni got placed in reputed companies. In ten research fields, UT ranks among the top 1% of the world's most cited universities.  The University of Tartu also took top place in Central and Eastern Europe in terms of the amount of venture capital money raised by its alumni's unicorn firms. According to the university, Tartu alumni make up 100% of Estonian judges, 99% of Estonian doctors, dentists, and pharmacists, 95% of Estonian court prosecutors, 87% of Estonian Bar Association members, 60% of Estonian government ministers, and 40% of Riigikogu members as of 2016. (Estonian Parliament).
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
The University of Tartu is an international research university. This university values a diverse linguistic and cultural space.This university has 1750 international students. 33:67 is the male-female ratio of this university. Around 1,200 international students from 90 countries attend Tartu University. The vast majority are Russians, Finns, and Ukrainians. The University of Tartu collaborates with over 800 universities in the Erasmus programme for student exchange. Based on the student responses, the university has also gotten positive comments from international students and an International Student Satisfaction Award. Many reputed companies visit this university for placement which are Swedbank, Playtech, Bolt and Nortal.