University of Tartu is the oldest and most prestigious higher-education institution in Estonia with nearly 14 000 students, from which 1300 are internationals. About half of Estonian teachers have graduated from the Institute of Education of UT. It’s Centre for Teacher and Higher Education and Centre for Educational Technology are international research centers with active participation in many R&D projects.
University of Tartu belongs to the top 2% of world’s best universities (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-16, QS World University Rankings 2015-16). UT enhances international collaboration: 71 partner universities (27 countries), member of Coimbra Group, Utrecht Network, European University Association, ScanBalt, etc. and participates ERASMUS since 1999 (in 2015 ca 800 bilateral agreements with 450 universities). In the field of studies, there are currently 24 ongoing projects of the Erasmus programs, where the UT is currently contributing as a partner and performing the role of a leading partner in 10 projects.