WELCOMING PROGRAMME Research Module: a crash course on research and higher education system in Estonia

The Estonian Research Council cordially invites all newly arrived researchers, lecturers, students and other new arrivals to take part in the research module of the welcoming programme. Our intensive training is meant to help you to settle in quickly and efficiently, and to give you important insights into academic landscape and research system of Estonia.

During the training course you will be provided with a thorough overview of the following topics:

  • research institutions and their functions;
  • various academic networks and organisations;
  • research funding schemes in Estonia;
  • teaching practices applied at Estonian universities, etc.

You will also be provided with all necessary legal information on the right of residence and requirements for granting or acquiring and extending residence permits for research migration. More information.

Structure and dates of the trainings

The trainings are held in Tartu and Tallinn. The duration of the research module is one and a half days and it includes 8 hours educational (practical tasks, group work, discussions) and up to 3 hours of interactive activities, e.g. a tour of a research institution or meeting with an Estonian researcher.

Training dates in winter 2017:

Tartu in English, February 2 (8:30- 17.30) with an interactive event on February 3
Tallinn in English, February 8 (8:30- 17.30) with an interactive event on February 10
Tallinn in Russian, February 9 (8:30- 17.30) with an interactive event on February 10
Deadline for registration to Tartu training, before January 25, 2017.
Trainings in Tallinn please registry before February 1, 2017.

Participation in first day is obligatory, interactive event is not compulsory. Organizers will provide tea, coffee and snacks. Upon necessity, we will reimburse travel and accommodation expenses of participants coming from other towns, e.g. Narva, Viljandi or other.

Why to participate?

Upon completion of the research module, you will be familiar with the organisation of the research and higher education system in Estonia, the available funding opportunities and where to find additional information on related topics. You will be also informed on the complementary services offered to newly arrived immigrants settling in Estonia for research or teaching. Upon completion of the training, you will receive a digital or, upon request, a hard copy certificate confirming that you have completed the training.

Who can participate?

All foreign nationals and EU citizens who have received a notification from the Police and Border Guard Board on enrolment in the programme are welcome to take part in the trainings. If you have received no such notification but you have legally resided in Estonia for less than five years and would like to participate in the training, you can request enrolment in the programme by sending a letter of application to the Police and Border Guard Board. Learn more about how to submit your application at www.settleinestonia.ee.

The research module of the Welcoming Programme is coordinated by the Estonian Research Council.

The welcoming programme is funded by the European Social Fund (ESF), the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) and the state budget.

For further information on the module please contact us:
Kersti Sõgel
+372 55 98 3328
Estonian Research Council