The University of Tartu still the most reputable university in Estonia
The university reputation survey by TNS Emor assured that, for already the eighth year, the most reputable university in Estonia is the University of Tartu. The recent survey outlines the attitudes of young people regarding UT: 15–19-year-olds, the current and future applicants, valued highly the university’s success and quality of education.
Estonian residents aged 15–74 consider the University of Tartu the most reputable university (84%) in 2016 and this figure has remained the same in recent years. 69% of the respondents named the UT first among reputable universities. When people aged 15–74 are asked to name any Estonian university, the University of Tartu is the answer given most often (90%).
UT has improved its reputation in the age group of potential applicants. The survey indicates that among 15–19-year-olds, the university’s good reputation is guaranteed by providing high-quality education, acquiring knowledge and skills required for working in the chosen specialisation field, trustworthiness of the education, good opportunities for lifelong learning and internationality. The reputation is also affected by successful alumni, whose work in current positions reflects the knowledge and skills acquired at UT.
According to UT Vice Rector for Academic Affairs Mart Noorma, UT is led by the wish to serve the interests of the Estonian country and people in the best way possible: “Academic quality focuses on supporting the learner’s development and the decisions regarding studies are based on this. The learner-centred approach, which is spreading more and more, brings the continuous development of academic quality. I am pleased that 15–19-year-olds, who will soon become university students, value UT as their potential alma mater. The current labour market needs experts of their field who have a high qualification and diverse mindset. The hard-work and success stories of our graduates demonstrate that this is exactly the kind of education and experience the UT provides.”
In subject ranking, computer sciences are at the top for the sixth year. 32% of the respondents would recommend studying computer science this year. The next four subject fields—technology, medicine, business/economics and law—have been in the top five for just as long.
The TNS Emor reputation survey is the most anticipated survey among universities and for already the eighth year it offers a trustworthy reflection of people’s opinion about Estonian universities. The survey was conducted from 9–16 March and 23–30 March. There were 1,021 respondents in the age range 15–74 years.