Nationwide selection of doctoral courses expands – already 11 universities involved
Finnish universities are intensifying their collaboration in doctoral education. A nationwide selection of doctoral courses (DoC) was launched in February 2023, with Hanken School of Economics, the University of Turku and the University of Vaasa now joining the network of partner universities, which already includes Aalto University, the University of Eastern Finland, the University of Jyväskylä, the University of Lapland, LUT University, the University of Oulu, Tampere University and Åbo Akademi University.
The expansion of the network offering doctoral courses further diversifies and increases the number of courses available to all doctoral researchers who have a doctoral study right in one of the partner universities. Now, doctoral researchers from an increasing number of universities can take jointly offered courses.
“The University of Turku decided to join the network in order to boost academic collaboration in doctoral education. Opening our selection of courses and engaging in closer collaboration will benefit doctoral researchers across Finland. The nationwide selection of doctoral courses also enhances young researchers’ opportunities to take the courses that best support their own research and competence development in a timely fashion. The University of Turku Graduate School UTUGS is also interested in developing the nationwide selection of doctoral courses in an increasingly systematic and coordinated direction on one hand to remove unnecessary overlaps and on the other hand to fill any possible gaps,” says Professor Pirjo Nuutila, Director of the University of Turku Graduate School.
The nationwide selection of doctoral courses includes discipline-specific courses as well as courses related to research methodology. Courses are offered in Finnish, Swedish and English. Most courses can be attended remotely or online. Find the selection of doctoral courses and course contents at: https://www.doctoralcourses.fi/.
The partner network, and the agreement on educational cooperation between them, are coordinated by the University of Eastern Finland.
“We are delighted about the expansion of the network and about the increasing number of courses available to doctoral researchers. This is a wonderful example of smooth nationwide collaboration in doctoral education,” says Head of Academic Affairs Kaisa Laitinen of the University of Eastern Finland.