TALLINN - The University of Tartu, which found itself on the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), or the Shanghai Ranking, for the first time last year, climbed to 301-400 this year.
Harvard University, Stanford University and the University of Cambridge made up this year's top three, the University of Tartu said. The Estonian university placed in the range of 401-500 in 2016, climbing by 100 places in 2017.
The league table was originally compiled and issued by Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2003. More than 1,200 universities around the world are ranked each year and only 500 make it to the final list.