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) 2011-2021.
Scientific publications among the top 10% of most cited publications worldwide as a percentage of total scientific publications of the country.
Clarivate, a company monitoring the world’s research, published its list of top researchers for 2020. This time it includes ten researchers related to Estonia, eight of whom work at the University of Tartu. Source: Clarivate Analytics
Expenditures on R&D by the source of funds 2019 (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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