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Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics

Research in the Institute focuses on Estonian and other Finno-Ugric languages, but it does entail other languages. We also teach Estonian and various Finno-Ugric languages. The high quality of our linguistic research and teaching is evident from the fact that we belong to the top quarter of the best 1000 universities in the world, in the field of linguistics (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021). A variety of linguistic domains are represented in our research, including 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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According to the universities’ reputation survey conducted by Kantar Emor this spring among Estonian residents aged 15–60, people of all age groups consider the University of Tartu to be Estonia’s mo…
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On 22-23 September 2022, the 5th Saami Linguistics Symposium (SAALS-5) will take place at the University of Tartu. The Symposium is the continuation of a series of international symposia previously h…
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Until October 2022, all UT members can take one free Coursera course. Students can also use it towards the completion of their curriculum if they wish.   Coursera is an online learning p…



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