Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics

Research in the Institute covers a broad range of linguistic topics, focusing on Estonian and other Finno-Ugric languages but also including other languages. We teach Estonian and several other Finno-Ugric languages. The quality of our linguistic research and teaching is evident from our placement in the top quarter of the best 1000 universities in the world in the field of linguistics (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021). Our researchers investigate aspects of morphosyntax, semantics and phonetics as well as sociolinguistics, language acquisition, and computational linguistics.

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Our institute has 4 departments, 2 laboratories and 3 centers, including 1 interdisciplinary consortium. The institute employs 81 people, including 5 professors, 16 co-professors, 11 lecturers, 19 researchers, 1 junior lecturer, 13 junior researchers and 2 teachers. The institute has 5 programs, including 1 Bachelor's program, 3 Master's programs and 1 Doctoral degree program. There are 187 students, including 95 in Bachelor's studies, 55 in Master's studies and 37 in Doctoral studies. There are 13% or 24 foreign students in the institute.

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On 21 November at 14:15 Anton Malmi will defend his doctoral thesis “The production of Estonian palatalization by Estonian and Russian speakers”.
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Recipients of University of Tartu honorary decorations announced
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Kutsume Sind osalema Humanitaarteaduste magistrikooli (HUMA) sügiskoolis - tudengikonverentsil, mis toimub 24.-25. novembril 2022 Tartu Ülikooli raamatukogus.
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For the first time, the University of Tartu has reached a position among the top 250.