Philosophy ranks high in QS rankings (151-200)!
The international consultation company Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) published its QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015, which ranks the world’s universities in 36 subjects. The University of Tartu is represented in the ranking list with five subjects.
The UT has the highest position in communication and media studies (101–150), in which it is ranked for the third year already. This is followed by philosophy (151–200), English language and literature (201–250), modern languages (251–300) and medicine (301–350).
Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy Professor Margit Sutrop is very happy about the strong position of the Faculty of Philosophy in three subjects. While modern languages ranked high also last year, this is the first time philosophy has such a high position.
Sutrop believes that UT’s position among the best 200 in philosophy shows that the direction to internationalisation taken fifteen years ago starts to bear fruit. “A dozen doctoral degrees defended at the best universities abroad, opening of the English-taught master’s curriculum in Tartu, participation in international research projects and cooperation networks, involvement of international teaching staff and dozens of postdoctoral fellows as well as the organisation of numerous international conferences has helped to improve the quality of teaching and research of philosophy and increased our visibility in the world,” said Sutrop.
Read also the comments from Vice Rector for Academic Affairs of the University of Tartu Martin Hallik and Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt, Professor of Media Studies of the University of Tartu from the press note.