According to the latest THE World University Rankings by Subject 2020 Tallinn University is:
“Being established as a research university only in 2005, Tallinn University has taken its place among the world’s top universities in a very short time,” says Katrin Niglas, Vice-Rector for Research. “Tallinn University belongs to the 5% of the best universities in the world and we are particularly pleased to note that TLU is included in three subject rankings (Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences and in Education), which cover our five interdisciplinary focus areas.”
Above all, Katrin Niglas considers key to success our active and successful applications for international research projects, but also the international work and study environment and ambitious goals. “Receiving good results in ranking positions shows that even small universities can stand out in the world, but you have to think big, be confident in your strengths and use them in the best possible way,” says the Vice Rector for Research.
First ever overall ranking position for TLU was awarded in the QS World University Rankings in 2019. For 2020 rankings, a number of new placements were added, since both QS and also THE rankings placed TLU among the top 1000 best universities in the world. In addition, in the QS Emerging Europe and Central Asia University Rankings 2020 TLU just recently received the 71st place and in the THE 2020 Arts & Humanities subject ranking TLU was ranked 301–400.
Based on the overall ranking positions and on the World Higher Education Database (WHED), which indicates an overall number of 19,000 universities worldwide, one can safely say that Tallinn University belongs to the 5% of the best universities in the world.