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Salaried doctoral education at the University of Lapland attracted a great deal of attention


At the turn of the year, the University of Lapland had four salaried doctoral education vacancies for doctoral researchers. "The Arctic in a Changing World” doctoral programme was launched a little over a year ago, and this is the second open application round for paid vacancies. The final selections are made in March.

The application period for the doctoral education positions ended on 14 January 2022 at 13:00, by which time 66 applications were received. Applications that arrived late are not processed. There were both Finnish and international applicants.

The vacancies relate to the multidisciplinary doctoral education alternative “The Arctic in a Changing World”.

– The still rather recently-launched multidisciplinary doctoral programme adheres to the joint strategy of the Lapland University Consortium – LUC. The programme has had a good start, and it is great to see that it has attracted a lot of attention on the second application round as well. As previously, we advertised the vacancies actively through recruitment marketing platforms targeted to international researchers,” notes Osmo Rätti, the vice-rector for research at the University of Lapland.

There were applicants to all the disciplines of our four faculties: Education, Law, Art and Design, and Social Sciences. The University of Lapland confers approximately 30 doctorates annually.

– Whenever there are paid positions for doctoral researchers available, the competition is tough. The selection committee has an interesting task ahead, as applicants typically invest a great deal in their applications,” Osmo Rätti continues.

Application to doctoral programmes takes place annually in spring and in autumn. The spring application period is 8 February – 1 March 2022.

Multidisciplinary doctoral programme “The Arctic in a Changing World”

Doctoral researchers at the University of Lapland may choose either a discipline-based or the multidisciplinary thematic doctoral programme. The multidisciplinary programme ”The Arctic in a Changing World” contains themes from all areas of research and art at the university. Programme-compliant specialisation takes place through a separate 20-credit thematic component and the doctoral researcher’s own dissertation research. The programmes offer a doctoral degree in arts, administrative science, social sciences, law, education or philosophy.

Web page of the doctoral programme:

Web page for applicants:

Further information

Osmo Rätti, Vice-Rector responsible for research, Director of the Graduate School

Juha Himanka, Chair of the doctoral programme’s steering group