PhD Summer School in Economics, Management, Political Science, Law and Public Administration

29.06.2020 (All day) - 01.07.2020 (All day)

Viljandi, Estonia

Target group: PhD students and their supervisors from the fields of Economics, Business Administration, Political Science, Law, Governments and Politics, Public Administration and Management. NB! Applicants from University of Tartu, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn University, Estonian University of Life Sciences and Estonian Business School are welcome.

The aim of the PhD Summer School is to develop PhD students’ presentation skills as well as their qualification of doing research, and enhance both intra-, interdistsiplinary and international research co-operation.

The three-day programme includes:  

  • Doctoral working paper sessions (Economics/Business Administration, Law, Political Science, etc)
  • Doctoral poster session 
  • Guest lectures
  • Workshop on presentation skills 

Invited lectures (list will be updated): 

  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Political Theory – Prof Jukka Veikko Mäkinen, Aalto University; Estonian Business School
  • Finance (topic will be specified) – Katrin Tinn, Imperial College London
  • Criminal Law and Criminology – Prof Dian Brouwer, Maastricht University

Important deadlines:

Submission of proposals: May 11, 2020
Please submit your paper/poster here:
The notification of acceptance: May 22, 2020
Deadline for registration: June 1, 2020
Registration form will be opened HERE.

PhD students are expected to submit either:
1)     non-published paper related with their thesis;
2)     poster to introduce their research ideas or preliminary results at the summer school.

All papers and posters will be pre-reviewed. 

Participation for members of the Doctoral School in Economics and Innovation (active PhD students and their supervisors from study programmes) will be covered by the European Union Regional Development Fund. Costs to be covered: accommodation in twin rooms, materials, meals, bus transport from Tallinn/Tartu to summer school venue.

Instructions for authors

Guidelines for papers: According to international standards. Accepted papers will be presented and discussed at the summer school. Fulltexts (electronic versions) of accepted papers will be made available for summer school participants. Doctoral working papers in the area of Economics and Business Administration will compete for the best paper award given by the Estonian Economic Association.

Guidelines for postersSome practical tips. Accepted posters will be printed out at the cost of Doctoral School and authors will get the opportunity to make a presentation at the summer school. Best poster award will be given.


Mrs. Katrin Tamm, Project manager of Doctoral School in Economics and Innovation
School of Economics and Business Administration
University of Tartu
Phone: +372 737 6116
Address: Narva Raod 18-4029, 51009 Tartu, Estonia