HELSUS is involved in several doctoral programmes at the University of Helsinki.
The Doctoral programme in interdisciplinary environmental sciences DENVI started in January 2014. It belongs to the Doctoral School in Environmental, Food and Biological Sciences (YEB) and is funded by the University of Helsinki. There are approximately 120 PhD students in DENVI.
The central themes of DENVI are environmental change and sustainable development as well as climate change, land use, and the Baltic Sea and its catchment area. The programme gathers together the essential fields of natural and social sciences, law and humanities that are needed to study the complexity of environmental change and pathways to sustainable development. DENVI aims to study environmental change from biological processes to environmental governance – seeking solutions for a more sustainable future. DENVI considers environment broadly from natural habitats to built environments.
AGFOREE is a Doctoral Programme in Sustainable Use of Renewable Natural Resources. It focuses on plant production, forests, domestic animals, technology, the environment and economy. Sustainable use of resources is imperative for the future of humankind, nature and planet Earth.
The Doctoral Programme in Political, Societal and Regional Change belongs to the Doctoral School in Humanities and Social Sciences. The PSRC has 240 doctoral candidates. Seventeen of them are funded by the Doctoral Programme. The PSRC is multidisciplinary by nature. It offers lectures, courses, seminars and conferences on a variety of topics from politics and history to research skills and supervision.
The Doctoral Programme in Social Sciences is a collaborative effort between a number of the social sciences at the University of Helsinki that aims to create the best research environment for doctoral training. It covers the widest areas of social science research in Finland: media and communication studies, social and cultural anthropology, social psychology, social and public policy, social work, sociology, and statistics.