The DSEI sought to improve the analytical skills and administrative capacities in the Estonian public sector as a way to foster economic development and national competitiveness.
It did so by improving the efficiency of doctoral programmes related to economics and innovation (economics, public administration, human geography and regional planning).
Eligible students could participate in all activities within the framework of the Doctoral School project, and they could apply to the various support measures — such as visiting a foreign co-supervisor for PhD thesis consultation, mobility grants for short-term research and training abroad, participation in an international conference, etc.
Partners of DSEI were:
School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies, University College London
Science and Technology Policy Research, University of Sussex
University of Leuven
KATAJA, Finnish doctoral programme in business studies