Doctoral schools

The general purpose of doctoral schools is to enhance the efficiency and quality of doctoral studies and to assure accordance with needs of labour market. Activities that support doctoral studies will take into account the principles of European innovative doctoral studies.

Doctoral schools support:

  • winter and summer schools;
  • interdisciplinary research projects of doctoral candidates;
  • developing curricula in order to improve the quality of teaching doctoral candidates;
  • promoting co-operation between the private and public sectors;
  • developing interdisciplinary scientific Estonian language and research terminology in Estonian;
  • facilitating the mobility of doctoral candidates, etc.

In the period of 2014-2020, Estonian universities under public law launched 13 doctoral schools. Activities of doctoral schools can run on the condition that cooperation between institutions is ensured. Doctoral schools are project-based and funded from the European Regional Development Fund.

Doctoral Schools in Estonia in 2014-2020:

  • Graduate School in Biomedicine and Biotechnology, leaded by University of Tartu;
  • Estonian Doctoral School in Mathematics and Statistics, leaded by University of Tartu;
  • Doctoral School in Civil and Environmental Engineering, leaded by Tallinn University of Technology;
  • Doctoral School in Energy and Geotechnology, leaded by Tallinn University of Technology;
  • Graduate School of Functional Materials and Technologies, leaded by University of Tartu;
  • Estonian Doctoral School of Educational Sciences, leaded by University of Tallinn;
  • Doctoral School of Information and Communication Technologies, leaded by Tallinn University of Technology;
  • Graduate School of Linguistics, Philosophy and Semiotics, leaded by University of Tartu;
  • Doctoral School of Clinical Medicine, leaded by University of Tartu;
  • Graduate School of Culture Studies and Arts, leaded by University of Tallinn; 
  • Doctoral School of Behavioural, Social and Health Sciences, leaded by University of Tartu;
  • Doctoral School of Earth Sciences and Ecology, leaded by University of Tartu;
  • Doctoral School in Economics and Innovation, leaded by University of Tartu.

 

Last updated: 25 April 2017