We collaborate with computer graphics, game development, and virtual reality companies to provide our students with the education they will actually need in the job market. More details about previous collaboration is listed here.
If would like to collaborate in education, software prototyping, or research, there are several avenues available. All these options below have the benefit that you coach a student who may be prompted to come work with you professionally after they graduate.
Thesis Topic Offer
The most common way our lab has collaborated with third parties is via co-supervision of thesis topics. Students are required to do a thesis for graduating their studies. There are 7 different types of theses we supervise. For example, prototyping and testing a software solution, conducting scientific experiments with some existing software or hardware, doing a survey to map some industry landscape, etc. If a third party has either a prototype idea or some question they do not know the answer to, offering this to a student for their thesis work is often a good way for everyone to benefit from.
Students pick their thesis topics in October, usually work on their thesis around December to April, submit finished work in May, and defend in June. Thus, the topic offers should be made available during the summer or around September at the latest.
If your topic idea seems interesting for us to collaborate with, then we can put that up on our Offered Topics page and advertise it to our students. There is also the institute’s Thesis Topic Offers registry, where you can add your topic yourself.
When collaborating on a thesis topic it is important to understand that it is a commitment. From your side, there should be a co-supervisor, who will guide the student in practical questions related to your company/activity/vision. It is also important to understand that student has no obligation to complete the thesis or forfeit their rights when it comes to the IP and authorship of the solution. By default, all rights regarding a thesis belong to the student.
In several of our institute’s curricula, the students have to do an internship as part of their studies. The length of the internship varies by the curriculum, but it is roughly 3 to 6 months. It can be paid or unpaid. It can also be project-based. Usually, the students do the internship in the spring semester or summer vacation. You can enter an internship position offer to our Internship Offers registry. From there students can find and pick your offer for doing their internship with you.
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Software Project Course
In the fall semester, there is a dedicated course named Software Project. In that course teams of students are making software prototypes according to requirements from real-world clients. As this is a fall course, a call for project proposals usually comes with a due date in August. So, keep your eyes open for the call from either our courses page or the institute’s FB page. For example, here is the call from the 21/22 semester.
The Career Day
Usually in March the institute organizes the Career Day event. This is an event dedicated to companies and students to meet. You can set up a booth there to represent your company and tell the students about what their life would be if they come to work with you. Students graduate in June, so by finding a dream company in the Career Day, they can set up their future plans for after graduating from the uni.
The CGVR Expo
At the end of January, we organize two interconnected events: the CGVR Expo and the UT Pro Game Jam. During the expo, we bring together our best students and computer graphics, game development, and virtual reality people to get to know each other and exchange ideas. Expo usually consists of students showing their course or thesis computer graphics, video game, or virtual reality projects to visitors. There may also be presentations about these topics. The expo then proceeds into the UT Pro Game Jam event, where the best game developers from Estonia compete in a 2-day event to make their best games. Follow our FB page to get the latest information regarding our events.
If you like to know more about different collaboration possibilities, then check out the institute’s Industry Collaboration page.