University of Tartu
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University of Tartu

University in the city of Tartu, Estonia

The University of Tartu is a university in the city of Tartu in Estonia. It is the national university of Estonia, and the only classical university in the country, and also the biggest and most prestigious university in Estonia. It was founded under the name of Academia Gustaviana in 1632 by Baron Johan Skytte, the Governor- General of Swedish Livonia, Ingria and Karelia, with the required ratification provided by his long-time friend and former student – from age 7 –, King Gustavus Adolphus, shortly before the king’s death on 6 November in the Battle of Lützen , during the Thirty Years’ War .

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What is University of Tartu known for?

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Earth Sciences
#203 World Rank
Literature
#251 World Rank
Philosophy
#253 World Rank
Mathematics
#265 World Rank
Psychology
#287 World Rank
Physics
#292 World Rank
Biology
#326 World Rank
Anthropology
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Chemistry
#359 World Rank
History
#380 World Rank
Education
#433 World Rank
Sociology
#516 World Rank
Communications
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Law
#544 World Rank
Medical
#585 World Rank
Economics
#631 World Rank
Political Science
#794 World Rank
Computer Science
#1193 World Rank
Engineering
#1940 World Rank
Business

Influential People

Who are University of Tartu's Most influential alumni?

University of Tartu's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Earth Sciences, Literature, and Philosophy. University of Tartu’s most academically influential people include Nicolai Hartmann, Kalevi Kull, and Moritz von Jacobi.

Nicolai Hartmann

German philosopher

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Kalevi Kull
Kalevi Kull

Estonian biologist and semiotician

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Moritz von Jacobi
Moritz von Jacobi

German engineer and physicist

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Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald
Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald

Estonian writer, author of the nationa epic Kalevipoeg

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Erhard Schmidt
Erhard Schmidt

German mathematician

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Jonas Biliūnas
Jonas Biliūnas

Lithuanian writer

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Paul Keres
Paul Keres

Estonian and Soviet chess player

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Jakob Hurt
Jakob Hurt

Estonian linguist

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Andrus Kivirähk
Andrus Kivirähk

Estonian writer

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Karl Ristikivi

Estonian writer

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Bernard Kangro
Bernard Kangro

Estonian writer

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Ilmar Laaban

Estonian Surrealist poet and publicist in Sweden

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