Professional expertise

Objective: Evaluation and self-reflection of acquired skills

  • Academic competence and readiness for working life
  • Responsibility for continuing professional development

In addition to increasing academic competence, it is important to ensure that doctoral training serves the objectives of professional development and career planning the student has set for him/herself. Supporting and follow-up of the progress of postgraduate studies and dissertation work is a duty of doctoral student's follow-up group. In its annual meeting, the follow-up group discusses, among other things, how student's professional skills have improved during doctoral training. Doctoral student may use ePortfolio, a tool for developing, documenting and presenting competence and experience, to evaluate his/her skills.

Staff training in intranet Uno

Career Services' courses

TOHTOS - Developing the Working Life Relevance of Doctoral Training

The main goal of ESF funded (European Social Fund) TOHTOS project is to expand and diversify the potential of doctoral students to find employment also in other fields than the traditional academic ones.

The Open Science Centre offers a course on research merits and introduces the template for a researcher’s curriculum vitae. The Career Services unit arranges Creating Careers Lecture series that offers basic information on employment and finding a job. Doctoral students can also utilise the CV tailoring services and get useful information for job search, particularly upon applying for a job outside of the University. Staff training offers professional guidance groups for researchers.