The roots of scientific collaboration between Aarhus and Helsinki are strong: More than 250 joint publications with over 200 collaborators have been published during the last 5 years in areas such as cancer, brain perception, public health and clinical research.
The Doctoral School of Health Sciences in the University of Helsinki and the graduate schools of Health in Aarhus started to tighten the collaboration in doctoral training two years ago. They aim to strengthen the research training, facilitate mobility and internationalization, and increase opportunities for international careers. Now the graduate schools have agreed to support the development of young research talents by offering them widened access to expertise and knowledge in their chosen field.The new contract includes activities such as the exchange of PhD students and faculty and staff as well as joint supervision and courses.
– Because of the strong collaboration between the two universities, it is natural to expand it to include doctoral training and now we have the framework facilitating it. Brain-circulation is important for obtaining new knowledge and future network, says vice-dean, Chair of the Graduate School, Lise Wogensen Bach, from Aarhus University.
– Both universities aim at internationalization and higher impact of their research. This contract supports these aims, states Vice-Dean Hannu Sariola, Chair of the Doctoral School in Health Sciences from the University of Helsinki.