Doctoral degree holders have traditionally been employed by Finnish universities and research institutes in teaching and research. In the light of recent societal developments, a growing number of doctoral degree holders pursue a career outside academia, working in expert tasks in companies and in the public sector and sometimes as self-employed entrepreneurs. Of course, some doctoral degree holders continue to follow more traditional career paths in academia.
The University of Lapland offers support to you in your career planning and in strengthening some important working life skills. The Faculties, the Doctoral School, and the Career and Recruitment Services have together developed different ways for supporting your career planning.
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