Doctoral Programme in Exact Sciences (EXACTUS)

The Doctoral Programme in Exact Sciences (EXACTUS) is responsible for the doctoral education in applied mathematics, astronomy, chemistry, learning analytics, materials science, mathematics, physics, statistics and theoretical physics.

Under the guidance of distinguished professors and supervisors EXACTUS provides comprehensive doctoral education in mathematical, physical and chemical sciences.

The Doctoral Programme in Exact Sciences works in collaboration with:

Like all the Doctoral Programmes of the University of Turku, the EXACTUS Doctoral Programme is part of the University of Turku Graduate School (UTUGS).
 

UTUGS funded Doctoral Researcher positions 2023 Decision

A call for applications for a right to pursue a doctoral degree at the University of Turku at the Faculty of Science in the EXACTUS doctoral programme and/or a fixed-term doctoral researcher position under an employment contract was open from 28 August - 15 September 2023.

Fixed-term doctoral researcher positions 2023 decision: Link to the decision

EXACTUS grant for completing a doctoral degree 1/2023

A call for grant applications to complete a doctoral degree for the doctoral researchers of the Doctoral Programme in Exact Sciences was open from 27 February to 23 March 2023.

The grant could be applied for by a person who is in the final stages of completing a doctoral degree with an active study right to pursue a doctoral degree at the University of Turku in Doctoral Programme in Exact Sciences (EXACTUS). The EXACTUS grant for completing a doctoral degree can be received only once.

The EXACTUS Steering Committee has decided to award a grant for completing a doctoral degree to the following doctoral researchers:

  • Nasrin Talebpour Sheshvan, 2 months
  • Lange Saleh, 2 months

During the grant period, the doctoral researcher is assumed to complete the postgraduate studies still possibly required for the doctoral degree and/or finalise the dissertation manuscript so that it can be submitted for pre-examination. The grant for completing a doctoral degree requires full-time working/studying. The grant cannot be received at the same time with earned income from the University of Turku, full-time work by another employer, or another working grant. The grant recipient commits to reporting on their progress to the EXACTUS Coordinator within four weeks of the end of the grant period.

If the situation of the applicant is changed so that the abovementioned conditions are no longer fulfilled, the grant recipient must inform the Coordinator without delay.

EXACTUS grant for completing a doctoral degree 2/2023

A call for grant applications to complete a doctoral degree for the doctoral researchers of the Doctoral Programme in Exact Sciences was open from 30 August to 14 September 2023.

The grant could be applied for by a person who is in the final stages of completing a doctoral degree with an active study right to pursue a doctoral degree at the University of Turku in Doctoral Programme in Exact Sciences (EXACTUS). The EXACTUS grant for completing a doctoral degree can be received only once.

The EXACTUS Steering Committee has decided to award a grant for completing a doctoral degree to the following doctoral researcher:

  • Sachin Kochrekar, 1 month

During the grant period, the doctoral researcher is assumed to complete the postgraduate studies still possibly required for the doctoral degree and/or finalise the dissertation manuscript so that it can be submitted for pre-examination. The grant for completing a doctoral degree requires full-time working/studying. The grant cannot be received at the same time with earned income from the University of Turku, full-time work by another employer, or another working grant. The grant recipient commits to reporting on their progress to the EXACTUS Coordinator within four weeks of the end of the grant period.

If the situation of the applicant is changed so that the abovementioned conditions are no longer fulfilled, the grant recipient must inform the Coordinator without delay.

EXACTUS travel grant 1/2023

A call for travel grant applications for the doctoral researchers of the Doctoral Programme in Exact Sciences was open from 27 February 2023 to 23 March 2023.

The travel grant could be applied for a conference, a (summer) school or a research visit. The travelling grant could also be applied for participating in an online conference or online (summer) school.

The EXACTUS Steering Committee has decided to award a travel grant to the following doctoral researchers:

  • Nana Afari
  • Majid Al-waeel
  • Anni Antola
  • Daria Anttila
  • Alejandra Diaz
  • Jani Linden
  • Niko Luntamo
  • Pouya Mahmoudi Kouch
  • Randa Mahran
  • Anagha Pradeep Nitindala
  • Pyry Paturi
  • Juho Pelto
  • Katariina Perkonoja
  • Narhari Sapkota
  • Aleksei Semakin
  • Bishwesvar Singh
  • Valtteri Virtanen
  • Laura Vuorinen

If the target of the travel grant is a conference and the doctoral researcher does not have an accepted talk/poster/article in the conference proceedings yet, the travel grant is conditional. The doctoral researcher is awarded the grant, provided the talk, poster or article in the conference proceedings becomes accepted: the acceptance must be proved before the usage of the grant by forwarding the acceptance email to the EXACTUS Coordinator.

If the travelling/participation situation changes, please inform the Coordinator as soon as possible.

EXACTUS travel grant 2/2023

A call for travel grant applications for the doctoral researchers of the Doctoral Programme in Exact Sciences was open from 30 August to 14 September 2023.

The travel grant could be applied for a conference, a (summer) school or a research visit. The travelling grant could also be applied for participating in an online conference or online (summer) school.

The EXACTUS Steering Committee has decided to award a travel grant to the following doctoral researchers:

  • Alejandra Diaz
  • Ali Tuna
  • Ashwini Jadhav
  • Lange Saleh
  • Lassi Pihlava
  • Lauri Heinonen
  • Masoud Ebrahimzadeh
  • Mikko Miettinen
  • Nana Afari
  • Sachin Kochrekar
  • Ville Rinne
  • Yasir Abdul Qadir

Waiting list:

  1. Zahra Jahanshah Rad
  2. Jenni Jormanainen

If the target of the travel grant is a conference and the doctoral researcher does not have an accepted talk/poster/article in the conference proceedings yet, the travel grant is conditional. The doctoral researcher is awarded the grant, provided the talk, poster or article in the conference proceedings becomes accepted: the acceptance must be proved before the usage of the grant by forwarding the acceptance email to the EXACTUS Coordinator.

If the travelling/participation situation changes, please inform the Coordinator as soon as possible.


Thinking of applying to (1) the EXACTUS doctoral programme or (2) for a fixed-term Doctoral Researcher position under an employment contract?
Click on the "Information for the applicant" box below.

Currently a doctoral researcher?
Click on the "Information for the current EXACTUS doctoral researchers" box below.

Contact information:

Email: sci-docstudies@utu.fi

EXACTUS Director:
Professor Juri Poutanen

EXACTUS Coordinator:
Eevi Savola

Sitaattikuva, Mimosa Sillanpää, EXACTUS tohtorikoulutettava
Doctoral training provides an opportunity to deepen my understanding of my own field and develop as a researcher. Moreover, I’m able to conduct state-of-the-art research that has a scientific impact.
Mimosa Sillanpää, EXACTUS doctoral researcher