Doctoral education

Doctoral Programmes and the Graduate School of the University of Vaasa

Become a Doctor

The doctoral degree offers strong capabilities for working life, either for an academic career or for demanding expert tasks outside the university. A doctoral graduate of the University of Vaasa is an expert in his/her field who produces in-depth scientific information for the use of the academic community and the surrounding society.

Doctoral programmes

Explore our doctoral programmes. You can apply twice a year, in April and in October using the Studyinfo service. The next admission period for doctoral programmes is in the Autumn 2021.

Support and cooperation

Doctoral studies are conducted in our international research groups and on our multidisciplinary research platforms. The doctoral education is coordinated and supported by the Graduate School of the University of Vaasa.

From our doctoral students: Blogs and Stories

Doctoral alumni: Assistant professor Klaus Grobys

"It was as Grobys’ friend who suggested the University of Vaasa and doctoral studies. Before studying in the university, Grobys worked as an analyst in the financial industry and was familiar with heavy work load." Read more

Klaus Grobys

Doctoral alumni: Specializing in digital innovation management

Originally from Pakistan, Khuram Shahzad first completed a master's degree and subsequently a Doctor of Science (Econ & Bus. Adm.) degree in the field of Industrial Management at the University of Vaasa. He was recently appointed Assistant Professor in Industrial Management (Tenure track). Dr Shahzad specializes in next generation digital innovation management. Read more.

Khuram Shahzad

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