What’s up in doctoral education - summary and materials

On Thursday January 12 took place What’s up in Doctoral Education event, proposed by the Student Union. UniOGS dean Markku Juntti introduced first the new organization of doctoral training. The structures have been changed and simplified to make doctoral education more efficient. The structural changes also support the new strategy of the University of Oulu.

Starting from January 1, 2017 there are four doctoral training committees in UniOGS – University of Oulu Graduate School (see the figure of the new structure here). The committees are following:

  • Doctoral training committee for human sciences (Ihmistieteiden tohtorikoulutustoimikunta)
  • Doctoral training committee for technology and natural sciences (Tekniikan ja luonnontieteiden tohtorikoulutustoimikunta)
  • Doctoral training committee for health and biosciences (Terveys- ja biotieteiden tohtorikoulutustoimikunta)
  • Doctoral training committee for information technology and electrical engineering (Tieto- ja sähkötekniikan tohtorikoulutustoimikunta)

From the beginning of January 2017, there are four multidisciplinary doctoral programmes, corresponding to each of the doctoral training committees. Each doctoral student will belong to one of these four doctoral programmes. The main role of the doctoral programmes is to organize the field-specific training. The new doctoral programmes are following:

The chair of the doctoral training committee acts as the director of the corresponding doctoral programme. The doctoral training committee supports the chair by acting as the doctoral programme’s management group.

The structural changes do not require any action from the doctoral students. Find here more information about the structural changes and the coming courses and events.

Last updated: 25.1.2017