HEI LIFE Project Workshop Explored Ways to Promote the Employment of International Talents in Finland
The Ministry of Education and Culture funded HEI LIFE project organised a workshop in Turku focusing on practical ways to support the employment of international talents.
The mentoring programmes of the University of Turku support students’ transition into professional life and researchers’ and other staff members’ professional development. The University has mentoring programmes for Master's degree students who are about to graduate, young researchers, international staff and grant researchers who are aiming for a career outside academia, and other staff. Call for new mentors for the programmes is once again open during the autumn!
Mentoring Is Dialogue – Mentoring Programme at University of Turku Encourages for Career Development
The multidisciplinary mentoring programme supports both students’ transition into professional life and researchers’ and other personnel’s career development. The mentors are University’s alumni, and other volunteers who want to share their professional life experience and views, and also their professional network.
The multidisciplinary mentoring programme of the University of Turku kicked off at the start of the year. The University-wide mentoring programme facilitates mentoring programmes directed at master’s degree students, doctoral candidates and postdoctoral researchers, as well as University staff. Altogether 83 mentors and 105 mentees take part in the programmes offered. Concluding seminars of the mentoring programmes will be held in October–November.
The mentoring programme supports doctoral researchers and postdoctoral researchers in their career development and in recognizing one's professional skills and expertise. Mentoring programme is a joint programme between University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University. Mentoring is based on openness, confidentiality and commitment. Mentoring is carried out in small groups or in pairs (1 mentor and 1-2 mentees). The mentoring programme begins with an orientation seminar in January and the programme ends in October. The seminars will be held in English.