The ranking is based on h-index, citations and number of DBLP documents gathered by August 9th 2021.
This ranking lists all top computer scientists affiliated with University of Tartu. There is a total of 2 researchers included with 1 of them also being included in the global ranking. The total sum for the H-index values for top scientists in University of Tartu is 119 with a mean value for the h-index of 59.50. The total sum for the DBPL publications for top scientists in University of Tartu is 495 with a mean value for DBLP publications is 247.50.
Note that the research institution or university for a scientist is set based on the affiliation data featured on their Google Scholar profile.
The University of Tartu (UT) is the national university of Estonia. Also known as Tartu Ülikool in Estonian and Universitas Tartuensis in Latin, the university stands at the heart of the city of Tartu. It is considered to be the only classical university in Estonia, as well as the country’s largest and most prestigious institution for higher education.
The institution was established in 1632 in the province of Livonia and was first known in the name Academia Gustaviana. It is the second university to be founded during the rule of the Swedish Empire. Its precursor was the Jesuit grammar school, Gymnasium Dorpatense, which was in operation from 1583 to 1601 when the city of Tartu was still under the Polish-Lithuanian rule.
The university accepted its first students on April 20-21, 1632, but it officially opened on October 15, 1632. Initially, the institution functioned with only the faculties of Theology, Law, Philosophy, and Medicine. The university closed down in 1665 but was re-established in 1690 as the Academia Gustavo-Carolina. In 1710, it closed again as a result of the city’s surrender to Russia and reopened in 1802. The University of Tartu became an Estonian-language institution in 1919.
Today, UT follows the Bologna process in organizing its programs. The academic year starts in September. The university is composed of four faculties -- the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Faculty of Medicine, and the Faculty of Science and Technology. These are then divided into different institutes and colleges which can be found across its campuses in Tartu, Pärnu, Viljandi, and Narva. The university offers 27 bachelor's and master's degrees taught in English, and over 30 internationally-recognized Ph.D. programs.
The University of Tartu serves as Estonia’s leading center for academic research and training. It is also a member of the elite Coimbra Group of European universities. The university also maintains partnerships with more than 70 international universities. As a member of the ISEP network (International Student Exchange Program), the AEN (Additional Education Needs), and Erasmus+, UT is able to offer exchange opportunities for its students.
As of 2019, the university enrolled more than 13,000, 12% of which are international students. Meanwhile, almost 40% of the students are there taking up their master’s and doctorate degrees. The language of instruction for most of the programs is primarily Estonian, while courses such as Semiotics, Computer Science, Information Technology, Law, Applied Measurement Science, and European Union - Russian Studies are taught primarily in English.
As Estonia’s most prestigious university, UT has also produced notable graduates. Its alumni make up about 40% of the Estonian Parliament, more than 80% of the country’s attorneys-at-law, and a majority of the country’s licensed medical doctors and judges. Furthermore, around 20 scientists from UT belong to the top 1% of the world’s most-cited scientists. The university has also produced one Nobel laureate, Wilhelm Oswald, who won the Nobel Prize in 1909 and is known as the founder of Physical Chemistry.