Aims of the doctoral training

Aims of doctoral training are that the student

  • becomes well-versed in his/her own field of research and its social significance
  • gains knowledge and skills needed to apply scientific research methods independently and critically and to produce new scientific knowledge within his/her field of research
  • becomes conversant with the development, basic problems and research methods of his/her own field of research
  • gains such knowledge of the general theory of science and of other disciplines relating to his/her own field of research as enables him/her to follow developments in them.

The aims of Oulu University Graduate School:

  • To educate doctors within a period of four-years of full-time training
  • The graduates have acquired the professional and social skills necessary for doctoral level positions.
  • The graduates have the ability to search for, produce and apply knowledge, good team-work skills, and the ability to work internationally.

The tasks of the University of Oulu Graduate School:

  • Provides support and ensures equal opportunities for every student to complete the doctoral degree
  •  Provide general and transferable skills courses
  • Monitor studies and take care of study administration
  • Administrate doctoral study rights and degrees.

Departments, as well as doctoral programmes are responsible for providing field-specific studies.

Definitions according to the Goverment Degree (794/2004)

Last updated: 17.12.2019