Supported by the European Union Structural Funds, the Graduate School of Culture Studies and Arts (GSCSA) is a joint venture of four Estonian universities: Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (coordinator of GSCSA), University of Tartu, Tallinn University, and Estonian Academy of Arts.
GSCSA was established to advance the academic level of PhD programmes of culture studies and arts in Estonia, and to integrate institutionally and administratively separated reseachers of culture. The project will run for 6 years, from 2009 to 2015, and it is aimed, first and foremost, towards graduate students enrolled in the following PhD programmes:
- Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre: 1) musicology; 2) dramatic art; 3) music.
- Estonian Academy of Arts: 1) art history; 2) art and design; 3) protection of cultural heritage and conservation; 4) architecture and townplanning.
- Tallinn University: 1) studies of cultures; 2) history.
- University of Tartu: 1) literature and cultural research; 2) history; 3) semiotics and culture studies (main subject culture and nature); 4) Germanic and Romance languages and literatures (main subject literature); 5) theology.
The partners of GSCSA also include Centre of Excellence in Cultural Theory (University of Tartu & Tallinn University), Baltic Graduate School (Tallinn University, University of Latvia & Vytautas Magnus University), and
Zentrum für Theorie und Methodik der Kulturwissenschaften (Philosophische Fakultät, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen).
Since autumn 2010 we have new partners: Under and Tuglas Literature Centre of the Estonian Academy of Sciencies and Estonian Literary Museum.
Homepage of the GSCSA is http://www.ema.edu.ee/ktkdk/