The priority of research and development in the faculty is to ensure the sustainability of basic and applied science that meets the needs of society. We work on developing national research and development programs of line ministries and other stakeholders. As a partner and advisor to the European Union on research policy to address its global challenges. We are increasing the international visibility of the field.

Science in numbers, 2021

787 academic staff, including 186 foreign lecturers and researchers

88 professors

55 researchers who are among the 1% most cited researchers in their field

1509 publications, of which 1218 are high-level publications

42,5 H-index, ie number of publications per academic staff member, unlimited impact

229 new R&D projects

10 new Horizon 2020 projects

29 new research projects

11 patents

54 graduates in doctoral studies

The faculty’s main fields of research and development are science, engineering and life sciences, green energy, new materials and technologies, computer science, digital technologies, robotics, bio- and eco-technologies, synthetic biology, biodiversity, adaptation to climate and environmental changes, molecular and cell biology, genetics, genomics, biomedicine, chemistry, physics, and interdisciplinary research that bind natural sciences to other disciplines.


Come to listen to short lectures by doctoral students and choose your favourite!

Kick-off of Teaming projects of the Univeristy of Tartu

Two Teaming centres of excellence at the University of Tartu will create attractive opportunities for young researchers and boost innovation

Suur teleskoop Kalju Annuk

Register until 20 September for stellar spectroscopy workshop