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University of Turku Employs Fifty New Fixed-Term Doctoral Researchers


The University of Turku continues its commitment to promoting high-quality doctoral training by opening up a call for applications for approximately fifty fixed-term doctoral researcher positions. The application period for the positions is 28 August – 15 September 2023. The employment contract begins on 1 January 2024 and will last for a maximum of four years. All current doctoral researchers as well as those who are also applying for the study right for doctoral training can apply for the funded positions.

Current marine heat waves could increase short-term resistance of fish towards warm waters, but this capacity might be damaged by long-term temperature increase with climate change in Baltic Sea (Dissertation defense: MSc Giovanna Mottola, 30.9.2022, animal physiology)

After conducting a research on fish populations in the Baltic sea,  Doctoral Candidate MSc Giovanna Mottola found that some fish can still survive from current summer heat waves. But according to the research the general increase of temperature due to climate change all the year around can threaten this capacity.

University of Turku Supports Student Exchanges and Visitations of Ukrainian Students and Doctoral Researchers at the University of Turku


The University of Turku offers exchange study positions and grants for 25 students who have fled Ukraine due to the invasion. The positions are open for applications for students and doctoral researchers from the EC2U’s new partner, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv (IFNUL).

Mahdi Moghaddam Won the 3MT Competition – Represents the University in International Competition


Doctoral Candidate in Materials Engineering Mahdi Moghaddam won the Three Minute Thesis competition of the University of Turku. Moghaddam will represent the University of Turku in the Coimbra Group’s international 3MT competition of European universities and the international 3MT competition of the SANORD network.

Felix Vaura Won the 3MT Competition – Represents the University in International Finals


Doctoral Candidate in Internal Medicine Felix Vaura won the Three Minute Thesis competition organised by the University of Turku. The judges praised this year's competition to be of exceptionally high quality. - The judges always say this but this time it is completely true, said the chair of the judges, Director of the Centre for Language and Communication Studies Mike Nelson.

Research Presentation in 3 Minutes – Vote for Your Favourite in the Virtual 3MT Competition


Three minutes to present the main points of your research as compellingly as possible. The 3MT competition developed at the University of Queensland challenges 10 doctoral candidates from the University of Turku to show what they got. Join the virtual event via Zoom on Wednesday 17 March at 12.00–14.00 and vote for your favourite presenter.

University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University Organise Joint Postgraduate Course on Sustainable Development


Sustainable development is one of the most central themes in the strategies of the University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University. As an aspect of the policy programmes of their strategies, the universities strengthen the role of sustainable development in their course selection. For the first time this spring, the universities in Turku will offer a course on sustainable development for doctoral students, ”Multidisciplinary approaches to sustainable development”.