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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Researchers from the University of Tartu Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics have created a mobile app SayEst that allows learners of Estonian to practice the pronunciation.
30.08.2022
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On Monday, the opening ceremony of the 2022/2023 academic year takes place in front of the University of Tartu main building. Everyone is invited to rally in support of higher education funding.
24.08.2022
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Eesti ja üldkeeleteaduse instituut sai Euroopa Komisjonilt rahastuse konsortsiumi MEDAL projekti käivitamiseks
11.07.2022
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According to the universities’ reputation survey people of all age groups consider the University of Tartu to be Estonia’s most reputable higher education institution.
28.06.2022