Doctoral studies in technical sciences

About doctoral studies

Technical Sciences cover all fields of research under the School of Technology and Innovations at the University of Vaasa producing Doctors of Science in Technology (D.Sc. (Tech)), Doctors of Science in Business Administration (D.Sc. (Econ)) and Doctors of Science Philosophy (PhD). The goal is to train high calibre experts capable of independent research work to serve industries, the economic life, the world of academia and other organisations.

Doctoral degrees can be completed in the following research fields (main subjects): Automation Technology, Energy Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Telecommunication Engineering, Industrial Management, Information Systems Science, Statistics, and Business Mathematics.

Energy, management and finance are the central focus areas of research in technical sciences. Basic research and work-oriented applied research is conducted applying known methods and tools while developing new solutions for problems related to the field of technology and the economy are key elements in the field. The doctoral studies in the field are multidisciplinary, covering every part of technology development from new technical innovations and solutions to product development and it includes e.g. studies in sustainable development. We also offer technological scientific knowledge, methodical and computational foundations for solving problems in the field of technological science and the mathematical and statistical models of economic phenomena.

We belong to the following national networks:

- Doctoral Training Network in Electrical Energy Engineering, DTNEEE
- Information Technology INFORTE.FI 
- The Finnish Doctoral Programme in Stochastics and Statistics (FGSS)
- Graduate School of Logistics and Supply Chain Management (L&SCM)
- Doctoral training network in Electronics, Telecommunications and Automation (DELTA)

Research groups:

Research is conducted in research groups. Projects are run by research groups in collaboration with industrial companies and various national and international universities and research institutes.

The research groups of the School of Technology and Innovations are:

The key areas of expertise of the research groups are:

  • low-carbon energy production
  • electricity networks
  • protection of electricity network and automation
  • measuring technology
  • signal processing
  • wireless data transfer and sensor networks
  • logistics
  • development of products and services
  • environmental technology
  • research of data networks and data modelling
  • quality of wireless telecommunications services and management of radio resources
  • computational geometry
  • data modelling
  • nonlinear optimisation
  • optimisation using genetic algorithms
  • energy-technological characteristics of bio-oils
  • geoenergy
  • optimisation of injection systems for biofuels
  • engine technology
  • the mathematical and statistical modelling of technological and economic phenomena

Contact information

Seppo Hassi

Seppo Hassi

School of Technology and Innovations, Mathematics
Fabriikki F482
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Juuli Honko

Juuli Honko

Specialist in Doctoral Studies
University Services, Research Services and Graduate School
Torni 5. floor
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