The University of Tartu (UT) is steadily moving towards becoming on one of the leading institutions for innovative education and excellent research in the Nordic region. UT is ranked in the top 1.2% of the world’s top universities, placing 296th in the latest (2022) edition of the QS World University Rankings and within the 201-350 range in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2022.
Established in 1632, the University of Tartu is the oldest and largest university in Estonia. UT alone accounts for more than a half of all the doctoral degrees conferred (122 in 2022) and research publications (close to 2,300 high-level publications published in 2021 according to the Estonian Research Information System), and national R&D financing in Estonia. Cutting-edge research is conducted by 970 researchers working in 31 institutes across the University’s four faculties: the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, and Faculty of Science and Technology.
The Information Security research group is within the Software Engineering & Information Systems chair at the Institute of Computer Science, Faculty of Science and Technology. The group conducts research and teaching in the field of information security with an emphasis on secure system design and requirements engineering. The group is performing research in the fields of information system security risk management, personal data management, and privacy leakage management. The main research areas include (but not limited to) secure business process management, model-driven security, security risk management in the blockchain applications, privacy management in the intelligent transportation systems and blockchain-based applications, secure and private data analysis, and visualization for the privacy and security by design systems.