Skip to content

Second Workshop on Doctoral Studies

12. oktoober 2018
kell 10.00

University of Tartu Library, Seminar Room Tõstamaa

W. Struve 1, Tartu

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:

  1. Status of the doctoral students, including conditions of work contracts and remunaration during the studies.
  2. The flexibility of the doctoral training programmes. Thesis requirements.
  3. Objectives and responsibilities of the graduate schools in doctoral training. Support (mentoring, networking) offered to doctoral students during studies.
  4. 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 Estonia

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

Closing remarks
14:45 - 15:15

Coffe and discussion