The title Doctoral Researcher to be taken into use at the University of Oulu
The initiative for the change was made by Doctoral Researcher Pauli Väisänen, the chairman of University of Oulu Academics, and Professor Matti Alatalo, the chairman of the Oulu division of the Finnish Union of University Professors. The title change and its details were discussed during the first half of 2021 with the cooperative council, deans and the working committee. As a part of the decision-making process, HR Services conducted a survey to collect views on the possible change. The survey in November 2021 revealed that a majority (51.1%) considered the title Doctoral Researcher as the most suitable title option. The titles were also discussed with faculty boards who were supportive of the change.