Estonian University of Life Sciences is the only university in Estonia whose priorities in academic and research activities provide the sustainable development of natural resources necessary for the existence of Man as well as the preservation of heritage and habitat. According to QS World University Rankings by Subject (2019), the Estonian University of Life Sciences is one of the top 50 universities in the world in the field of agriculture and forestry, ranked 48. The university also belongs to the top 1% most cited research facilities in the world, with our plant physiology professor Ülo Niinemets being the most cited Estonian researcher altogether.
- One of the 6 public universities in Estonia
- 4th in size among public Estonian universities
- 4th in the number of foreign students
The academic structure is composed of research and development institutes or institutions, centers, and other structural units. Currently, teaching and research are carried out in five institutes.
The University creates and shares knowledge with the promotors of the bio-economy for the best of Nature and Man.
The University is an internationally recognized research university in the field of bio-economy.
The University remains objective, ethical, honest, responsible, fair, and professional in its activities. The University cares about its students and academic staff and ensures the continuity of academic consistency and traditions. The University fosters a sustainable and environment-friendly way of thinking.
The members of the University community may present their views and research findings freely without external constraints and regulations, and contribute to knowledge development and serve society as best as they can.
The University is open to cooperation and knowledge transfer. The University creates and promotes the atmosphere of tolerance and synergy and adheres to the principle of equal opportunities.
The University is innovative and open to new ideas. The University develops a creative environment that supports the academic curiosity of the academic staff and students.
Estonian language and culture
The University values the preservation and development of national culture, the creative development of research terminology in the Estonian language, as well as university education in our mother tongue. The university does its best to ensure the sustainable development of Estonia through providing high-quality research and education and serving society.