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Tampere University will recruit 106 PhD candidates as part of the national doctoral education pilot

Published on 26.3.2024
Tampere University
Tampere University will recruit 106 fully funded PhD candidates for a three-year term in calls that open in spring and autumn 2024. The posts will be divided between 13 pilot projects representing a wide range of fields.

Ministry of Education and Culture has allocated 255 million euros to Finnish universities for piloting new practices in doctoral education in 2024–2027. With the funding, a total of 1,000 doctoral researchers will be recruited to 15 field-specific pilot projects, nine of which represent Research Council of Finland -funded Flagship fields. Tampere University participates in 13 pilots projects and has the coordinating role in three.

Doctoral education pilots coordinated by Tampere University:

  • Innovative Doctoral Education Ecosystem for Photonics (I-DEEP) (Flagship PREIN)
  • Microelectronics doctoral education pilot
  • Intelligent Work Machines doctoral education pilot

Doctoral education pilots in which Tampere University participates:

  • Circular Materials Bioeconomy Network: From bio-based resources to advanced materials (Flagship FinnCeres) 
  • Doctoral Education Pilot for Mathematics of Sensing, Imaging and Modelling (Flagship FAME)
  • Doctoral Education Pilot in Precision Cancer Medicine (Flagship iCAN)
  • EDUCA Flagship doctoral school pilot project (Flagship EDUCA)
  • Finnish Doctoral Program Network in Artificial Intelligence (Flagship FCAI)
  • National Doctoral Education Pilot based on Immune system (Flagship InFlames)
  • Quantum (Flagship Quantum)
  • Doctoral pilot in Software Engineering
  • Interdisciplinary Doctoral School of Social Services
  • Sustainability Transformations doctoral education pilot

The pilots will be implemented by consortia of universities with extensive cooperation with research institutes and businesses. The purpose of the doctoral education pilot is to develop doctoral education, shorten times to graduation, increase the mobility of doctoral graduates between universities, businesses, research institutes and other organisations, and promote the employment of doctoral graduates in different sectors of society.

Read more about the doctoral education pilot positions at Tampere University and when and how to apply