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Change is part of our everyday lives. Our communities and working environments take many forms as borders between sectors are fading and we face complex problems that require broad understanding of themes such as participation, communality and sustainable change. Amidst change, active individuals can create new types of communities and political activity in various parts of the society.
The themes of our doctoral programme focus on private and public communities, changing work and working environments. Our programme offers to you conceptual and concrete tools for conducting research on change trends and ways of working. Our lecturers are experts in their respective fields.
We welcome doctoral candidates with varying academic backgrounds: the multidisciplinary nature of our programme stems from the presence and discourse of researchers arriving from different points of view.
Our multidisciplinary programme equips you with a skill to observe phenomena from various viewpoints and to challenge existing and set thoughts and ways of working. There is a growing need for employees able to do that in the modern working life. Our programme will prepare you for working in expert positions in academia or in different organisations or institutions concerned with education and development.
There are four thematic courses in this programme, and we implement them with varying methods: expert lectures alternate with more hands-on seminars. You will explore the themes and concepts focused on communities and changing work and use the knowledge to gain a more profound understanding of your research topic. The courses also discuss change in the society and its impact on communities.
Our courses in 2019–2020
Graduate School is being renewed
The Graduate School and thematic doctoral programmes are being renewed in academic year 2019–2020. Please note that this renewal may have an effect on the thematic course offer starting as of 1 August 2020.
Tanja Joona, chair of the programme
Tel. +358(0)40 484 4283
Executive committee meets regularly
The executive committee of our programme meets once in the spring term and once in the autumn term. The committee's tasks are to discuss course feedback and make adjustments to the thematic courses based on feedback, and to monitor the progress of junior researchers and status position holders.
Minutes of their meetings are available in Finnish at www.ulapland.fi/ymt
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