Industry-Directed Research Studies
In this modern form of Industry/University cooperation, the industrial partner pays for the complete 4-years PhD studies of a PhD student. A multiple win-win situation is created as follows.
The PhD topic is provided by or developed together with the industrial partner.
The PhD student is selected by or together with the industrial partner.
The PhD student is engaged in real-life projects of the industrial partner. The PhD student solves tricky, non-everyday problems in these projects.
The PhD student works, two days the week, in the company, This way, the PhD student contributes to the company with concrete value added.
The professor garuantees the high quality of the PhD student's work.
Via the engagement, the industrial partner gains access to Tallin Tech's know-how and the scientific communitiy and network.
The PhD students gains valuable insight into real-life projects and problems.
The successful PhD thesis substantially contributes to the body of knowledge of the company and/or solves an important IT architecture/design problem of the company.
The successful PhD student is a candidate to start a carreer in the company, as a junior manager or as highly-skilled expert.
Via the engagement, the University can tighten its contact to the industrial partner.
A knowledge exhange between industry and academia happens, back and forth, as between equal partners.
The PhD studies contribute to the research output of Tallinn Tech and this way improve the visibility of the University.
Beyond immediate, directly measurable wins, the indutrial partner shows social responsibility with this model of cooperation. The investment into young experts is a good investment for all of us, here in Estonia and in the international community.
We are happy if you are interested in this model and are available to give more information!