At the end of April, the School of Information Technologies organised an open-door evening for doctoral studies in the cafeteria of the School of Information Technologies Building, where students, alumni, and other interested parties were invited to gather.
Of the 25 research groups within the school, 16 groups attended and introduced the visitors to group activities and topics in a speed-dating format where the parties having gathered around one table exchanged thoughts and asked questions over a short period of time.
The attendees were able to ask for first-hand information on the conditions for entering doctoral studies, on research topics, and on industrial doctoral studies.
In his opening remarks for the evening, Gert Jervan, Dean of the School of Information Technologies, said that in the large companies of the world, everyone engaged in new technologies holds a doctorate. ‘It is no longer the case in Estonia that a doctoral degree is needed only for doing science, with there being more and more people with doctoral degrees in business. That is why we are placing ever greater emphasis at TalTech on making sure that people with a Doctoral level degree are needed by the university as well as businesses and other organisations,’ Jervan said.
He stressed that students in bachelor’s studies can already begin considering doctoral studies and there are many opportunities for people with a Master’s level degree in doctoral studies. ‘For example, industrial doctoral studies are one of our forms of learning and have led to very interesting solutions in cooperation with companies,’ noted Jervan.
These groups participated at the evening:
- Measurement Electronics Research Group
- Communication Systems Research Group
- The Centre for Environmental Sensing and Intelligence
- Laboratory of Language Technology
- Centre for Trustworthy and Efficient Computing Hardware (TECH) group
- Centre for Digital Forensics and Cyber Security
- Centre for Biorobotics
- Didactics & Technology Research Group Creativity Matters
- Centre for Biomedical Engineering
- Nonlinear Control Systems Group
- Laboratory for Compositional Systems and Methods
- Embedded AI Research Lab
- Centre for Hardware Security
- Data Science Group
- High-Assurance Software Laboratory
- Centre for Intelligent Systems