The Doctoral School is a consortium of Estonian universities which has been established to promote the quality of doctoral studies. The aim of the Doctoral School is to support interdisciplinary and international cooperation between doctoral students, to provide them with the opportunity for self-education, to improve the quality of doctoral theses and to offer doctoral supervisors opportunities for self-development. The project leader of the Doctoral School is University of Tartu.
Besides the University of Tartu, all Estonian universities are involved as partners in the doctoral school: Estonian Academy of Arts, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, Estonian Business School, Tallinn University of Technology and Tallinn University. The Doctoral School organises events that are not curriculum-specific but support the achievement of the learning outcomes (e.g. thematic seminar, conference, summer or winter school, intensive course, or similar learning event) and could be of interest to all doctoral students or their supervisors. A joint doctoral school will enhance interdisciplinarity and provide doctoral candidates with more flexible options based on the specificity of their research.
The Doctoral School is divided into six sections based on fields of study. The thematic focus of the activities of a section will be related to the research area of that. EAMT is part of the Humanities and Arts section, with Tallinn University as lead partner.
The project will be funded by the European Social Fund (ESF+) for the period from 1 September 2023 to 31 August 2029. Project “Cooperation between universities to promote doctoral studies” (2021-2027.4.04.24-0003) is co-funded by the European Union.
From 2009 to 2023, EAMT was a member of the Graduate School of Culture Studies and Arts (GSCSA), a joint venture involving four universities (University of Tartu, Tallinn University, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre and Estonian Academy of Arts) and coordinated its activities from 2009 to 2015.