Research Colloquium
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Course title in English
Research Colloquium
ECTS credits
approximate amount of contact lessons
Teaching semester
autumn - spring
Assessment form
lecturer of 2019/2020  Spring semester
Timo Tobias Ley (inglise keel) tavaline kursus
lecturer of 2020/2021  Autumn semester
lecturer not assigned
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.
Independent work
Preparing two presentations. Preparing summaries of feedback after the presentations. Giving feedback to two fellow students.
Learning outcomes in the course
The doctoral 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;
The doctoral student knows how to analyse the research fellow doctoral students and how to give relevant feedback;
The doctoral student is able to link the research problem to a specific research topics related to information society technologies.
Assessment methods
Students pass the course if they have fulfilled all requirements: Participated in all sessions, given two presentations, given feedback to two students, written summaries of the feedback they themselves received.
Timo Tobias Ley
Study literature
Depending on the topic.
Replacement literature
The course cannot be taken based on the replacement literature.