The Graduate School of the University of Vaasa organises general and introductory courses for all doctoral students. Graduate School ensures that all doctoral students have the opportunity to pursue high-quality doctoral studies.

The Graduate School operates three doctoral programmes: Business Studies, Social Sciences and Technical Sciences.The doctoral programmes and research groups prepare students for high-level independent research work. Our nationally and internationally networked research groups conduct research projects and provide personal supervision for doctoral students who are expected to graduate in four years.

The head of the Graduate School is Vice-rector Minna Martikainen.

Graduate School Activities

The Graduate School of the University of Vaasa develops doctoral education and coordinates the processes of doctoral training from the application procedure to the award of a doctoral degree. The Graduate School is responsible for the quality of processes and activities and is thus a key institution in the university's quality system. The main tasks of the Graduate School are:

  • development, coordination and the quality control of doctoral training
  • providing general scientific and methodological studies for doctoral programs
  • awarding dissertation scholarships administered by the University of Vaasa

Doctoral students can submit course requests or provide feedback to the graduate school: Feedback form

Graduate School
Minna Martikainen
Vice Rector

University Services, Rector

  • +358 29 449 8611
Anne Yli-Hallila
Assistant, Research Services and Graduate School

University Services, Research Services and Graduate School

  • +358 29 449 8082
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