Doctoral Programme in Exact Sciences (4 yrs)

Application calls for a right to study are open annually in March and in September. In the September call it is also possible to apply for a fixed-term funded doctoral researcher position.

The next call for a right to study applications will be open 28 August - 15 September 2023. For more information, please click the purple box "Admission criteria and instructions for applicants".

In the Doctoral Programme in Exact Sciences a PhD degree can be completed in the following research areas (major subjects in parenthesis):

  • Materials Physics (physics, materials science)

-Magnetism and superconductivity, Nanophysics, Photoinduced dynamics in small quantum systems, Computational materials physics, Electrostatics, Porous materials, Pharmaceutical physics, Surface science, semiconductors surfaces and their interfaces with metal/insulator materials

  • Experimental Quantum Physics (physics)

- Atomic hydrogen, Quantum optics

  • Theoretical Physics (theoretical physics)

- Quantum optics, Open quantum systems, Complex systems, Quantum field theory, Quantum information theory and Mathematical quantum physics, Cosmology

  • Astronomy and Space Physics (astronomy, physics)

- Observational astronomy from radio to gamma-rays, Theoretical astrophysics and cosmology, High-energy astrophysics, Experimental and computational heliophysics

  • Chemistry of materials for sustainable development (chemistry)

- Chemistry of soft materials with emphasis on organic thin films and semiconducting composites, in situ spectroelectrochemistry, biodegradable electronics, bioinspired materials, deep eutectic solvents, applied NMR
-Chemistry of inorganic materials with focus on photonic sensors and detectors, optical energy storage and conversion, biomimetic systems, molecular capture and storage.

  • Chemistry of Drug Development (chemistry)

- Bioorganic chemistry focusing on design and preparation of potential biopolymer-based drug candidates and drug delivery strategies.
- Radiopharmaceutical chemistry with emphasis of radiolabeling strategies, radiopharmaceuticals, theranostics and PET-imaging.
- Bioanalytical chemistry with emphasis of high throughput technologies, natural compound chemistry and chemical ecology.

  • Mathematics (mathematics)

- Analysis with emphasis on function spaces and partial differential equations and geometric function theory.
- Discrete Mathematics, including bio-inspired computing, cellular automata, coding theory, combinatorics on words, computability theory, data analytics, discrete dynamical systems, graph theory, logic and foundations of computing, network science, theory of automata.
- Number theory.

  • Applied mathematics (applied mathematics)

- Mathematical modelling, biomathematics, financial and insurance mathematics, optimization.

  • Statistics (statistics)

- Biometrics, econometrics and time series analysis, computational statistics and statistical data analytics, Bayesian analysis, theoretical statistics and statistical inference.

More information about the doctoral programme can be found on the EXACTUS doctoral programme website.

Contact information


EXACTUS Director:
Professor Juri Poutanen

EXACTUS Coordinator:
Coordinator Eevi Savola