Facts and Figures

In this section, you can find facts and figures, that describe the best of Estonian research fields.

Most cited research fields in Estonia. Source: WoS (InCites) 2013-2023.
Clarivate, a company monitoring the world’s research, published its list of top researchers for 2023. This time it includes seven researchers related to Estonia. Source: Clarivate Analytics
Expenditures on R&D by the source of funds 2021 (mln eur). Sources: Estonian Statistics, Ministry of Education and Research
EU financial contribution for participants from a country in relation to GDP (EU28=100%). Sources: eCorda, Eurostat

Estonian research has become more international. For example, from 2008 to 2018, the number of foreign researchers in institutional non-profit sectors has grown by 3,2 times (to 9% of researchers) (Source: Statistics Estonia). The share of international PhD students in Estonia has risen to 29% in the 2020/2021 academic year (Source: Haridussilm).

The number of foreign researchers in institutional non-profit sectors over the years.

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