Doctoral Schools

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Doctoral Schools 2009 – 2015 in Estonia were following:

Graduate School in Biomedicine and Biotechnology (GSBB)

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Graduate School in Biomedicine and Biotechnology (GSBB) was a cross-university project that aimed to improve the quality and efficacy of biomedicine and biotechnology education in Estonia.

Estonian Graduate School in Mathematics and Statistics (GSMS)

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Estonian Graduate School in Mathematics and Statistics (GSMS) encompassed all maths- and statistics-related doctoral studies in Estonia. A From an R&D perspective, these fields play a key role in the evolution of life and engineering sciences.

Graduate School in Civil and Environmental Engineering (GSCEE)

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Graduate School in Civil and Environmental Engineering (GSCEE) aimed to improve the competitiveness of Estonian civil and environmental engineering science through an interdisciplinary graduate school.

Doctoral School of Energy and Geotechnology (DSEG)

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Doctoral School of Energy and Geotechnology (DSEG) was a joint project of academic and corporate partners that was aimed at offering structured interdisciplinary doctoral studies based on the best international practices.

Graduate school „Functional materials and technologies“ (GSFMT)

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Graduate school „Functional materials and technologies“ (GSFMT) aimed to improve the quality of doctoral studies in material sciences and technologies, as well as the related areas of chemistry and physics.

Doctoral School of Educational Sciences (DSES)

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Doctoral School of Educational Sciences (DSES) connected researchers and doctoral students in various research groups and universities, improving their information exchange, organising lectures and seminars,

Doctoral School in Information and Communication Technology (DSICT)

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Doctoral School in Information and Communication Technology (DSICT) aimed to improve doctoral education in a way that ensured the sustainability of Estonian ICT education, R&D capabilities, and improved the competitiveness of the country’s high-tech sector.

Graduate School of Linguistics, Philosophy, and Semiotics

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Graduate School of Linguistics, Philosophy, and Semiotics connected the students of five doctoral programs and was set up to increase the number of PhD theses while improving the quality of both research and instruction.

Doctoral School of Clinical Medicine (DSCM)

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Doctoral School of Clinical Medicine (DSCM) was a joint project of the University of Tartu, Tartu University Hospital, and the University of Helsinki that aimed to improve the way PhD studies are organised.

Doctoral School of Behavioural, Social and Health Sciences

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Doctoral School of Behavioural, Social and Health Sciences brought together all Estonian doctoral studies in psychology and sociology, as well as public health, exercise and sports sciences. In addition, it had engaged doctoral programs in media, communication, and political science.

Graduate School of Culture Studies and Arts (GSCSA)

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Graduate School of Culture Studies and Arts (GSCSA) was established to advance the academic level of PhD programmes of culture studies and arts in Estonia, and to integrate research that has been institutionally and administratively separated.

Doctoral School of Earth Sciences and Ecology

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Doctoral School of Earth Sciences and Ecology promoted and developed international contacts among emerging specialists in earth sciences and ecology while helping raising the overall quality of Estonian PhD students and their education.

Doctoral School in Economics and Innovation (DSEI)

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Doctoral School in Economics and Innovation (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.