Research Colloquium
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Course title in Estonian
Course title in English
Research Colloquium
ECTS credits
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lecturer of 2022/2023 Autumn semester
David Jose Ribeiro Lamas (language of instruction:English)
lecturer of 2022/2023 Spring semester
Not opened for teaching. Click the study programme link below to see the nominal division schedule.
Course aims
The colloquium should play a critical role for students in later phases of their studies to receive high level and critical feedback from fellow students as well as faculty about their current state of research. Students should be enabled to make critical steps forward in the finalization of their research or sharpening the presentation their contribution.
Brief description of the course
The course is taught every year for the duration of a whole academic year under a specific topic which is announced at the beginning of the year. Students whose research topic fall in the area are invited to participate. Each student has to do two presentations about their own research. The first presentation summarizes the current state of the research and presents a plan for a substantial research activity to be undertaken in the near future. The second presentation presents the results of that research activity. In each case, two researchers of the institute as well as two peers are assigned to give critical and constructive feedback. The student prepares a summary of that feedback after the presentation and a plan of how to address it.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- knows how to describe the current stage of preparation of their thesis and how to analyse the steps that need to be taken to complete the thesis;
- knows how to analyse the research fellow doctoral students and how to give relevant feedback;
- is able to link the research problem to a specific research topics related to information society technologies.
David Jose Ribeiro Lamas