In addition to studies in individual doctoral programmes and transferable skills studies provided by the doctoral school, you can take other courses and studies that are useful for your research and career. The university also offers various kinds of short-term training, which does earn you credit points.
Courses on writing research funding applications
There are faculty-specific courses available on writing research funding applications:
- Philosophical Faculty and the Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies organize a course “How to write a successful research plan” twice a year.
- Faculty of Science and Forestry and the Faculty of Health Sciences organize “Writing a grant application” -course annually.
UEF Student and Learning Services organise a 10 credits study module in university pedagogy (access to further information requires UEF login). In addition, self-study materials produced in the UNIPS project can be used independently to develop university pedagogical competence.
Courses in statistics are offered to all doctoral researchers. You can also select individual courses useful for your research, e.g. courses about using statistical software R or SPSS. Some of the courses can be taken online at your own pace. The statisticians at the UEF offer consultation on matters of statistical methods and their rightful use. More information about the courses and consultation services on SPSS and statistics– page in Kamu.
If you are interested in business studies and entrepreneurship, you can also select the following courses provided by UEF Business School:
- Business Draft (5 ECTS)
- Commercializing one’s knowhow (2 ECTS)
- Business Simulation Game (6 ECTS)
- Commercializing high-tech, like photonics (6 ECTS)
- SLUSH – star-ups, growth and innovativeness (2 ECTS)
- Entrepreneurial Project Work (1-6 ECTS)
- Entrepreneurship Week (2 ECTS)
UEF Language Centre offers five courses in Finnish:
- Survival Finnish (2 ECTS, for international exchange students)
- Finnish 1 (4 ECTS)
- Finnish 2 (4 ECTS)
- Finnish 3 (4 ECTS)
- Finnish 4 (4 ECTS)
In addition, two courses in Chinese are offered with English as the language of tuition.
- Chinese 1 (4 ECTS)
- Chinese 2 (4 ECTS)
UEF Library offers training for example on data management, visibility and impact of your research, open data, and publishing of a dissertation. You can find the training menu as well as more information about the courses on the public webpages.
Self-management and other working life and study skills can be learned in “Keys to Well-being – 5 Steps towards Future Work Skills” training created by Academy of Brain.
You can study IT skills in Eduhouse online e-learning service wherever and whenever you are. eLearning Support Services (Oppitupa) provide and use support and pedagogical training on in the use of ICT and social media.
Staff trainings provided by University can be found in staff training calendar (requires UEF login). In trainings with limited seats, members of staff are prioritized, but if there is room, also grant researchers are welcome to join.