The Doctoral School and doctoral education at Tampere University
The scientific and artistic doctoral degrees are organised at Tampere University in the form of doctoral programmes. We have 2,700 doctoral researchers and approximately 200 doctoral dissertations are defended yearly. When you begin your doctorate in Tampere University, you submit your application to one of the 21 different doctoral programmes. Your doctoral programme enables you to pursue diverse opportunities for learning and development and to develop your research skills.
In collaboration with the doctoral programmes, the Tampere University’s joint Doctoral School provides systematic, up-to-date and high-quality education to all researchers across faculty borders. The Doctoral School supports the development of diverse, multidisciplinary and international expertise among doctoral researchers and works to promote employability of our doctoral graduates.
In Finland, doctoral dissertations are published manuscripts, which are publicly examined. You can participate in the public defences of our doctoral researchers also online. Read more about new findings from the press releases.
Forthcoming public defences of doctoral dissertations (announcement in English)Forthcoming public defences of doctoral dissertations (announcement in Finnish)Past public defences of doctoral dissertations (announcement in English)Past public defences of doctoral dissertations (announcement in Finnish)
Learn more about our Doctoral Programmes
The Doctoral Programmes of Tampere University offer doctoral education in accordance with the research and education strategies of Tampere University, and the focus areas and guidelines of each faculty. More information about the profiles of our doctoral programmes and how to apply is available on the programme-specific webpages.
Get to know our doctoral programmes and find their contact information
Read about the admission to doctoral studies
Get to know the Doctoral School's courses and events
The courses and resources offered by the Doctoral School will help you identify and develop essential skills related to research, research methodologies and research ethics. You can select courses from over 50 offered each year. We also host many events, which support our doctoral researchers goals and networking.
Study Guide for the Doctoral School's joint courses for all doctoral researchers
Find out more about our regular events at the Doctoral School
What is the Tampere University Doctoral School?
The Doctoral School offers English-taught courses both online and in classroom. Our courses and events help you gain experience on multidisciplinary and international teamwork while making effective progress towards your degree. The Doctoral School is an active participant in national and international doctoral education networks. We monitor the feedback and employment rate of our graduates to develop our doctoral education practice further.
Doctorate holders are multifaceted experts
Collaboration between the Doctoral School and faculty-based doctoral programmes provides an excellent basis for you and our 2,400 doctoral researchers to develop their academic expertise and excellence. Tampere University focuses both on theoretical and applied sciences. We can offer you education that is readily transferable also to working life outside the academia.
Watch our doctoral researchers tell you about their experiences