Junior researcher luncheon

Junior researcher luncheon returns this semester with live seminars, lunch and good discussions! This year, we are inviting speakers from the Estonian Young Academy of Sciences (EYAS) as lecturers to our lunch seminars (read more about EYAS here: https://www.akadeemia.ee/en/eyas/).

In this lunch-seminar, PhD students are given the opportunity to discuss various topics relevant to the start of your career as a researcher, e.g.: how to deal with reviews?; how to choose the best journal for your publication?; how to network and why?; how to balance between work and rest?; are women equal to men in academia?; whether and how to publish your data?

The seminar consists of two parts: first, an invited speaker will share their own experiences and tips on the topic of the seminar. This is followed by lunch (for registered participants) and an open discussion between all seminar participants. The goal of the seminar is to increase the feeling of community amongst PhD students and offer a safe space to voice any concerns or joys one might have.

The luncheons will take place once a month on Tuesday.

NB! We very much welcome the input of all PhD candidates on which topics to cover in future seminars. What would you like to talk about with your colleagues? What concerns do you have in relation to starting your academic career? Let us know HERE.

Schedule and registration

Time and location Theme Registration




Previous luncheons
19.10.2020 Ülikooli 16-102, 11:30-14:30 (in Estonian) - „Publishing and reviews: how to accept and provide criticism“ - Nelly Mäekivi
16.11.2020 Ülikooli 16-102, 12:00-15:00 (in English) - “Open science: how and why?” - Joshua Wilbur
21.12.2020 "How to rest during the holidays?" (in Estonian)
25.01.2021 Zoom, "Becoming a researcher" (in English) - Emanule Bardone 
22.02.2021 Zoom, "Does gender matter in the academy?" (In Estonian) - Piret Karro
29.03.2021 Zoom, No #ZoomFatigue Guaranteed: Experiential Online Design and Delivery to Overcome Virtual Exhaustion (in English) - Romy Alexandra Solomon
26.04.2021 Zoom, Doctoral student and research communication: for whom and why? - Andra Siibak (in Estonian)
12.10.2021 Work-life balance - a major challenge in academia?
Ester Oras
2.11.2021 Language Proficiency and Multilingualism in the Academia:
English? Estonian? Or the Language of Your Research?

Anastastiya Astapova
12.04.2022 Leho Tedersoo "Sharing tips and tricks: How networking helps your research career"


Additional information: Ann Veismann, ann.veismann@ut.ee


The event is supported by the European Regional Development Fund (University of Tartu ASTRA Project PER ASPERA).