Study trips enhance the learning process by allowing the students to observe how theory is turned into practice, understand the complexities of solving real-life problems, and reflect on the differences between academic analysis of an issue, and the practical solving of it. Almost every semester, study visits that form a part of a specific course or separate courses within the curricula, take place to various destinations not only within Estonia, but also to abroad.
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Seasonal schools aim to provide an intensive course focusing on a concrete theme or topic and take students out of their regular study environment, introduce teaching methods of other universities, widen the international network, etc. Schools are usually connected to a concrete or several curricula.
The Skytte Institute has a long-term cooperation with several institutions and several of our season schools have become annual traditions. These include:
Annual autumn school is organised within the EU-Russia Studies curriculum in cooperation with Aleksanteri Institute of Helsinki University and Freie Universität zu Berlin.
The Centre for EU-Russia Studies (CEURUS) organises annual summer schools such as "Prospects for Democracy, Stability and Europeanization in Ukraine", which derived from the initiative of the Centre for EU-Russia Studies to support democracy and democratization, security and economic development in Ukraine.
The traditional winter school in Kääriku is “Escapes from modernity”, connecting Moscow Higher School of Economics and the Skytte institute:
There are also examples of seasonal schools organized outside of Estonia, in other partner institutions, i.e. in Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine, Russia or Armenia.