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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”.

University of Turku Employs New Doctoral Candidates


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.

Career guidance and career paths for doctoral candidates

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.

TOHTOS - Hire a Doctor

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.

Doctoral Programmes

The Graduate School consists of 17 Doctoral Programmes which cover all disciplines and Doctoral Candidates of the University.

Khalil Shahramian Wins Three Minute Thesis Competition


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.