The workshop will give an overview of different models of doctoral education and comparing different practices of doctoral studies in Estonia and abroad. To this end, jointly with Universities Estonia (the association of six Estonian public universities) and Ministry of Education and Research are organising an international seminar, where we will host representatives of our partner institutions from Finland, Belgium, United Kingdom and the Netherlands to share their practices and recent developments.
We will try to answer the following questions at the seminar:
- The distribution of responsibilities between faculties and graduate schools in the organisation of doctoral studies: the role of the graduate school in doctoral training?
- The structure of doctoral study programmes (incl. the proportion of compulsory courses): What incentives/support is provided for students to take up doctoral studies? How is students’ development/progress in writing the thesis assessed?
- Thesis requirements: Apart from PhD, are there other types of doctoral degrees that can be pursued (e.g. industrial doctorate)?
- How many of the doctoral students simultaneously hold a (teaching/research) position at the university? What regulations apply to such positions? How many doctoral students choose a non-academic career after graduation?
|10:00 - 10:30||
Registration, coffe and networking
|Welcome and Introducion|
|10:30 - 10:35||
Ms. Hanna Kanep, Secretary-General, Universities Estonia
|Setting the scene and some developments in Estonia|
|10:35 - 10:50||
Doctoral Studies in Estonia
Mrs. Ursula Tubli, Adviser for Research Policy Department, Ministry of Education and Research
|10:50 - 11:10||
Challenges of the Doctoral Education: Compatibility of the Doctoral Studies and Societal Needs
Dr. Kristjan Vassil, Vice Rector of Research, University of Tartu
|11:10 - 11:30||
Developments of Doctoral Education at the Tallinn University of Technology
Dr. Renno Veinthal, Vice Rector of Research, Tallinn University of Technology
|Session I||Finland and the Netherlands|
|11:30 - 12:15||
Structures of Doctoral Education at the University of Helsinki
Dr. Hanna Maija Urponen, Head of Services for Doctoral Education, University of Helsinki
|12:15 - 13:00||
Doctoral Education in the Life Sciences: focus on research <-> focus on education
Dr. Saskia Ebeling, Graduate School of Life Sciences, Utrecht University
|13:00 - 13:45||
|Session II||Belgium and United Kingdom|
|13:45 - 14:30||
KU Leuven Celebrates 10 Years of Doctoral Schools: Taking Stock of the Progress
Mrs. Leen Cuypers, Coordinator of Arenberg Doctoral School, KU Leuven
|14:30 - 15:15||
Doctoral Education at the University of Sheffield
Prof. Martina Daly, Faculty Lead for Postgraduate Research Programmes, University of Sheffield Medical School
|15:15 - 16:00||
Coffe and discussion
|16:00 - 16:30||