The goal of the seminar is to support our members in the process of developing doctoral studies. Improving graduation rates and strengthening labor market relevance for careers outside academia are among the topics discussed this time. The University of Tartu has invited representatives of their partner universities from Aalto University, University of Göttingen, University of Groningen and Uppsala University to share their best practices and experiences.
In this seminar, we will focus on the following topics:
- Status of the doctoral students, including conditions of work contracts and remunaration during the studies.
- The flexibility of the doctoral training programmes. Thesis requirements.
- Objectives and responsibilities of the graduate schools in doctoral training. Support (mentoring, networking) offered to doctoral students during studies.
- Activities encouraging doctoral students to take up a career outside of academia. Best practices and challenges in cooperating with enterprises.
|10:00 - 10:30||
Registration, coffe and networking
|Welcome and setting the scene|
|10:30 - 10:45||
Ms. Hanna Kanep, Secretary-General, Universities EstoniaPresentation
|10:45 - 11:00||
Dr. Kristjan Vassil, Vice Rector of Research, University of Tartu
|Session I.||The Netherlands and Germany|
|11:00 - 11:45||
Doctoral Training at the University of Groningen
Prof. Lou de Leij, Dean of Graduate Schools and Dr. Marjan Koopmans, Project Manager Graduate Schools, University of Groningen
|11:45 - 12:30||
Doctoral Training at Göttingen University
Dr. Britta Korkowsky, Coordinator qualification program, Göttingen Graduate School of Social Sciences, University of Göttingen
|12:30 - 13:15||
|Session II||Sweden and Finland|
|13:15 - 14:00||
Research training at Uppsala University with focus on Medicine and Pharmacy
Prof. Anders Backlund, Vice Dean for research training at the Scientific domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Uppsala University
|14:00 - 14:45||
Growing with start-up companies in Aalto Space Tech ecosystem
Dr. Jaan Praks, Assistant Professor in Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering, Aalto University
|14:45 - 15:15||
Coffe and discussion