The Doctoral School and doctoral education at the Tampere University

Doctoral education is a key part of the international and multidisciplinary research environment of Tampere University. Our doctoral education is based on the latest research knowledge and close collaboration with society, industry and working life. The Doctoral School and doctoral programmes offer high-quality learning and research opportunities.

The scientific and artistic doctoral degrees are organised at Tampere University in the form of doctoral programmes. Tampere University has over 2000 doctoral researchers and over 200 doctoral thesis are defended yearly in our 22 doctoral programmes.  When you begin your doctorate in Tampere University, you also join one of our University’s doctoral programmes. Your doctoral programme enables you to pursue diverse opportunities for learning and development and to develop your research skills.

In addition, the university’s joint Doctoral School provides systematic, up-to-date and high-quality education to all researchers at Tampere University 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.

Contact information for the doctoral programmes and the Doctoral School

Forthcoming Doctoral Dissertations (announcement language English)

Forthcoming Doctoral Dissertations (announcement language 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 profile and scope of our doctoral programmes is available on the programme-specific webpages.


Admission to doctoral studies