Objective: to update the minimum requirements for doctoral theses, maintaining their high academic international standard, but considering the disciplinary specifics of the publishing process and integrating the applied and creative activities better with research.
Current state: on 15 January 2020, Universities Estonia signed the quality agreement for doctoral studies (in Estonian). University of Tartu senate confirmed the updated requirements for doctoral theses in 28 May 2021 as part of the regulations for doctoral studies.
Schedule: the regulations for doctoral studies for the transition period entered into force on 30 August 2021. Please find more information on subpage "Regulations for doctoral studies".