Doctoral Training at the Faculty of Science

High quality research is a strength of this multidisciplinary faculty, in which numerous research projects offer inspiring assignments for doctoral researchers. Doctoral training is organised into doctoral programmes, which actively develop the contents of the education and support internationalisation.

The faculty offers high-quality education which aims for a Doctor of Philosophy degree in natural sciences.
Timetable of the faculty's decisions concerning doctoral education

Vice Dean's decisions

The most matters concerning doctoral education are decided by the Vice Dean. Such matters include:

  • appointing pre-examiners, Opponent and Custos;
  • the permission to send a thesis manuscript to pre-examination;
  • the permission for the defence of dissertation (the Faculty Council has delegated this to Dean);
  • postgraduate degree study rights;
  • updates to supervision plans;
  • other postgraduate matters

Documents for decision-making should be submitted a couple of days before the closing date.

Timetable for Vice Dean's decisions

The Vice Dean makes decisions on the dates specified in the schedule. Documents for decision-making should be submitted a couple of days earlier.

Preliminary timetable for Vice Dean's decisions

  • Decisions may still be done in June during the week after Midsummer (documents to be submitted by 24 June 2024)
  • No decisions on doctoral training will be made in July. 
  • 14.8.2024
  • More precise dates for the autumn term will be announced in August. Decisions will be made approximately every two weeks. 

Faculty Council

The Faculty Council makes decides on accepting doctoral dissertations.

The meeting timetable

  • 25.1.2024
  • 29.2.2024
  • 26.3.2024
  • 25.4.2024
  • 23.5.2024
  • 18.6.2024