Keyword: UTU Graduate School (UTUGS)
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”.
There are nearly fifty open vacancies for fixed-term doctoral candidate positions at the University of Turku from 1 January 2020 onwards. The call for applications is open 2–20 September 2019. This is already the seventh year that the University of Turku Graduate School (UTUGS) opens a call for paid doctoral candidate positions. This time, the programmes include the new doctoral programme of the INVEST project that is part of the flagship programme of the Academy of Finland.
Roughly a third of those with a doctoral degree are employed by universities at the start of their career. However, only approximately 10 per cent of all doctors ultimately craft an academic career at university. Others find their place in public administration, the business world or the third sector. Universities of applied sciences also offer teaching and research opportunities. The purpose of this guide is to instruct doctoral students in their career planning, which is supported by thesis supervisors, the doctoral school and the career services at universities.
Future doctors share their knowledge in Youtube videos that were published during the spring 2018 as a part of a TOHTOS project with five Finnish universities.
The Graduate School consists of 17 Doctoral Programmes which cover all disciplines and Doctoral Candidates of the University.
The University of Turku Graduate School (UTUGS) consists of doctoral programmes which cover all disciplines and the approximately 2,000 doctoral candidates of the University.
There will be nearly fifty open vacancies for fixed-term doctoral candidate positions at the University of Turku from 1 January 2019 onwards. The call for applications will be open 3–21 September 2018. This is already the sixth year for all the 16 doctoral programmes to open their call for applications simultaneously.
The winner of the University’s Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT) 2018 was Khalil Shahramian. He will represent the University of Turku in the international 3MT competition organised by the Coimbra Group.
Khalil Shahramian (left) was the favourite of both the judges and the audience. Pablo Perez came in second.
The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is a science communication competition where doctoral candidates present their research in three minutes. The winner of the final was Tarek Omran and the runner-up was Saana Myllyntausta. The audience voted Kalypso Filippou as the winner of the People's Choice.