The University of Oulu has established a university–wide graduate school (University of Oulu Graduate School, UniOGS), which started its activities on 1.8.2011. The goal of the UniOGS is to provide the framework for the doctoral education of all doctoral researchers at the University of Oulu. The graduate school’s main task is to provide a high quality doctoral education at the University of Oulu. 

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: 22.12.2020