This two-week course consists of two one-week modules, which are both taught in Estonia by the University of Tartu. The first module “Estonian economic innovation: lessons learned and future scenarios” takes place in Tallinn and the second module “NATO, the EU and Baltic Regional Security” takes place in Tartu.
The topic of the “Estonian economic innovation:
Lessons learned and future scenarios” module concerns the positive economic and social developments which has made Estonia one of the most successful countries of Eastern Europe after the fall of the socialist regime. Students will gain an overview of the choices which Estonia had to make during the transition from controlled to free-market economy, on the role of various actors within this process and the impact of these choices upon the business climate and the society at large. The lectures will be: “Business and Innovation”; “Global Competitiveness”; “Data Science for Business Problems”; “Researching Financial Networks”; “Organizational aspects of digital transformation”; “Processing of natural language”; “Governmental capabilities in building digital leadership”. There will also be visits to several business enterprises which shape today’s economic environment in Estonia.
Applications are evaluated based on
Motivation letter (up to 1.5 page) that demonstrates the applicant’s motivation to participate, explains his/her expectations about the programme and how participation in the summer programme is connected with his/her studies and interests, and how the applicant plans to use the gained experience and knowledge in the future.
Credits: 4 ECTS
Location: Tallinn, Tartu
Programme fee: 1050€
Programme fee: 1050 € includes tuition, cost of the study visits, cultural and social programme, services of the host university and accommodatiotion in double rooms with breakfast included.
Alternatively participants can arrange their own housing and in this case the tuition fee for the academic and cultural programme is 600 €.
Students are responsible for their travel and travel insurance (visa arrangements, if needed) from their home country to Tallinn and from Tartu back to their home country.