The Doctoral School in Environmental, Food and Biological Sciences (Finnish acronym YEB for Ympäristö-, elintarvike- ja biotieteellinen tutkijakoulu) is multidisciplinary by nature and consists of six doctoral programmes. The research fields within the doctoral school typically integrate both basic and applied sciences. On the one hand, studies produce basic information on ecosystems and organisms while on the other hand they seek solutions to challenges such as environmental change, nature conservation, development needs of biotechnology and the need for a safe and sustainable food chain.

YEB’s code of conduct (pdf) describes the minimum requirements set for all doctoral candidates and supervisors in YEB. The aim is to establish good practices that enable completion of the doctoral degree within four years of full-time study.