Research Policy & Strategy
In terms of research, the Estonian Academy of Arts is collaborating actively with corporate and governmental bodies. The institution offers research degrees in Art History as well as Arts and sees the development of 3rdcycle awards as a priority.
Key research themes
Contemporary art, Design practice research in architecture and urban design, Design research, Practice-based research in conservation & cultural heritage
Degrees are validated by the institution itself.
Creative work + explanatory statement (80,000 characters) or Thesis (320,000 – 400,000 characters) or Portfolio (peer-reviewed scholarly articles) + explanatory statement (60,000 – 80,000 characters) or Architecture & Urban Planning – analysis of creative practice (200,000 characters) or Previously published monograph.
The evaluation committee is comprised of 5 members, including 2 external examiners.
Forms of Output
4 years full-time (can be extended without funding)
There are annual attestations which include common milestones for each stage of the PhD programme. These include the preparation of articles for publication. Research methodologies and ethics are introduced in the context of specific classes and seminars.
Undergraduate & Masters Research
Quality Assurance & Enhancement
There are regular internal evaluation meetings.
The number of supervisors is not defined.
Staff engaged in supervision are allocated 40 hours/year.
Internal funding is available for staff engaged in research on an annual basis.
Staff engaged in supervision are expected to hold a PhD. Training for supervisors is informal.
There are approx. 40 3rdcycle students.
There have been 10 completions in the last 5 years.