Summer School - After the Empire: the Collapse of Communism and Beyond, 2-22 July 2017, Estonia and Latvia

Publish Date: Mar 14, 2017

Deadline: Apr 14, 2017

Event Dates: from Jul 02, 2017 12:00 to Jul 22, 2017 09:50

After the Empire: the Collapse of Communism and Beyond 3-week programme

2-22 July, 2017 (including arrival and departure dates)

This programme is a joint course offered by two leading universities:

  • University of Tartu - established in 1632 and one of the most well-known and oldest universities in the Baltic Sea area;
  • University of Latvia - established in 1919 and listed as one of the leading universities in Latvia;

in two countries and three cities in Estonia and Latvia: Riga - the capital of Latvia and two different cities of Estonia: Tallinn - the capital and Tartu - the University town. 

Level: BA / MA
Credits: 7 ECTS
Application deadline: 14 May, 2017

Programme fee: 1985 € includes tuition, accommodation with breakfast, transportation during the programme between the countries (Latvia-Estonia) and cities, cost of the study visits, cultural and social programme and the services of the host university. Students are responsible for their travel from their home country to Riga and from Tartu to their home country.
Payment deadline: 1 June, 2016.

The aim of this programme is to introduce the crucial changes in two Baltic societies, brought up by the collapse of communism. The programme will introduce the challenges and achievements of social, economic and political reforms and their past, present and future impacts on local as well as on international scale. Students will learn of state-of-the-art achievements generated by quick and efficient transformation from state-controlled economic system into free market economy.

ShowUpon completion of the programme, the student

  • Week I in Riga - Latvia: Society, Politics and Economy 2-9 July
  • Week II in Tallinn - Estonian Business Environment 9-16 July
  • Week III in Tartu - EU-Russian Relations 16-22 July

Lectures and seminars in English on a variety of topics concerning social, political and economic issues will be provided by the professors of the participating universities. Special seminars and meetings with top-qualified practitioners are part of the programme, as well as visits to governmental and NGO institutions and enterprises.

Students will also benefit from a cultural programme that introduces Latvian and Estonian society, culture and history in a wider perspective. The students visit different museums, attend guided city walking tours and nature parks.

Two weeks prior to the start of the programme all participants will be forwarded readings which they need to work through by the start of the programme. This contains both referrals to materials available online and/or copies of materials as an attachment. The programme will be supervised by Professor Andrey Makarychev who has the responsibility of assessing the performance of each student and giving the final grade. 

Assessment is based on the accomplishment of the study goals of the programme: knowledge of the subject matter on the basis of readings, active participation in the class and group work, quality of the essay which needs to be sent in by e-mail at least within two weeks after the end of the programme. 

Upon successful completion the participants will receive the Certificate of Completion and an Academic Transcript of the University of Tartu.

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