The latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings subject tables were launched on 2 October 2019 and newly arrived data presents that for the first time, Tallinn University is ranked 301–400 in the Arts & Humanities subject ranking. THE Rankings is often considered as one of the most widely observed and acknowledged university rankings together with QS World University Rankings, which is why it is extremely significant to receive this international recognition.
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings is based on 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators that measure an institution’s performance across teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. Ranking table for arts and humanities subjects uses the same rigorous and balanced range of 13 performance indicators as the overall World University Rankings, but the methodology has been recalibrated to suit the individual fields. It highlights the universities that are leading across art, performing arts, design, languages, literature, linguistics, history, philosophy, theology, architecture and archaeology subjects.
At Tallinn University, Baltic Film, Media, Arts and Communication School and School of Humanities correspond to these subject areas.
First international ranking position for Tallinn University was awarded in 2019 in the QS World Ranking. Today, both QS World University and Times Higher Education rankings place Tallinn University among the top 1000 best universities in the world. This is the first year when Tallinn University was invited to participate in the Times Higher Education ranking, receiving a position of 801-1000 in 2020, which can be estimated as very high and a good starting point.