UT has been international throughout its nearly 400-year history: you need only look at its historic names to understand this: Academia Gustaviana — Kaiserliche Universität zu Dorpat — Imperatorski Derptski Universitet — Tartu Ülikool.
Teaching has historically taken place in Latin, German, Russian… and Estonian. In this perspective, English is a very recent language of instruction in Tartu. However, the future of UT’s internationalisation will most likely be written in English.
This autumn we look back at the first twenty years of English-taught studies at the University of Tartu and discuss the future of international education at UT during a dedicated seminar on the topic. This infographic provides the main stats and milestones in the development of international Bachelor’s and Master’s-level programmes along the way.
Note: the figures used in the charts for degree-seeking students are based on statistics as of 31 December of each year; statistics on short-term students cover a full calendar year.