Courses and events

The courses of the Doctoral School in Environmental, Food and Biological Sciences are directed to all doctoral candidates within the school. The aim is to help doctoral candidates to earn the skills necessary for professional researchers, as well as experts in other positions. Discipline-specific courses are offered by the doctoral programmes within the school. The majority of the courses are in English.

Attending a course normally requires pre-registration. Registration usually opens at 9 am in WebOodi but do check the registration instructions for each course as there may be exceptions. To secure a seat it is advisable to register as early as possible. After the course registration has closed applicants will receive a notification about participation in the course. If the number of course applicants exceeds the number of available seats, the selection of attendees is based on:

  • status and affiliation of applicants (YEB doctoral candidates are given first priority)
  • motivation and need for participating in the course (stated in the course application form)
  • order of submitting the registration form

Cancellation policy

Most of our courses are very popular and we cannot accept all applicants. Many will be placed on a waiting list. As we want to avoid empty seats on our courses and give as many doctoral candidates as possible the opportunity to attend you must cancel your seat in time if you don't participate after all. To cancel, please do the following:

  • While the course registration period is still open, please cancel your participation in WebOodi.
  • After the registration has closed and especially if you have already been accepted onto the course, please contact yeb-info(a)helsinki.fi.

Skipping classes and no-shows

Please notice that not showing up for the first session of a course means dropping out from the course and losing your seat. If you get sick or have some other acceptable reason for not being able to attend all the classes, please contact the teacher and agree on missing part of the teaching. On some courses you will need to complete extra tasks to make up for the missed classes.

By the decision of YEB board on September 14th, 2016, failing to cancel your course seat and thus skipping the course may influence your chances of receiving a travel grant from YEB in the future.

 

If you are completing your doctoral degree following the new, doctoral programme specific degree structure you must include 10 cr of transferable skills studies (also known as general competence studies) in your degree. The aim of the transferable skills studies is to give you skills that promote your identity as a researcher and expert as well as your employability.

In YEB these skills are divided into three themes (PDF):

  • University pedagogy and su­per­vising
  • Presentation and academic writing
  • Management

You can aqcuire the above skills by attending courses arranged by YEB but also by other doctoral schools or universities in Finland or abroad. The skills can also be learned in informal ways and recognised as part of your degree.

Conference presentation (YEB-103)
10.-26.8.2020 (Mondays and Wednesdays at 16-19)
2 cr
Registration in WebOodi 10.7.-2.8.2020
ATTN! Will be organised as distance learning.

Scientific writing (YEB-104)
8.9.-15.10.2020 (Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10-12)
2 cr
Registration in WebOodi 10.-25.8.2020
ATTN! Will be organised as distance learning.

Project management (YEB-112)
2-4 September 2020 (at 8-17)

2 cr
Registration in WebOodi 10.-25.8.2020
ATTN! Will be organised as distance learning.

Learning to visualize data (YEB-108)
21 and 23 September 2020 (at 9-17)
1 cr
Registration in WebOodi 17.8.-6.9.2020
ATTN! Will be organised as distance learning.

Popularisation of science (YEB-101)
30.9, 14.10, 21.10 and 12.11 (at 12-16)
2 cr
Registration in WebOodi 1.-15.9.2020
ATTN! Will be organised as distance learning.

Research ethics (PHD-401)
1-30 October 2020
1 cr
Registration in WebOodi 11.8-18.9.2020

Efficient communication and convincing speech (YEB-111)
5 and 27-29 October 2020
2 cr
Registration in WebOodi 7.-21.9.2020

Grant writing (YEB-105)
9.-23.10.2020 (Fridays at 10-13)
1 cr
Registration in WebOodi 11.-25.9.2020
ATTN! Will be organised as distance learning.

Scientific writing (YEB-104)
19.10.-23.11.2020 (Modays at 9-12)
2 cr
Registration in WebOodi 21.9.-5.10.2020
ATTN! Will be organised as distance learning.

Open science (PHD-301)
2 November - 1 December2020
1 cr
Registration in WebOodi
ATTN! Will be organised as distance learning.

Introduction to R (YEB-115)
3.-6.11.2020 (at 8-12)
1 cr
Registration in WebOodi 5.-20.10.2020
ATTN! Will be organised as distance learning.

Leading a creative organisation (PHD-304)
4.11. (at 9:15-16:30), 18.11. (at 13:15-16:30), 25.11. (at 13:15-16:30) and 2.12. (at 13:15-16:30)
2 cr
Registration in WebOodi 5.-20.10.2020
ATTN! Will be organised as distance learning.

Conference presentation (YEB-103)
3.11.-8.12.2020 (Tuesdays at 13-16:30)
2 cr
Registration in WebOodi 5.-20.10.2020
ATTN! Will be organised as distance learning.

Learning to visualize data (YEB-108)
11 and 12 November 2020 (at 9-17)
1 cr
Registration in WebOodi 14.-28.10.2020
ATTN! Will be organised as distance learning.

Project management and leadership (YEB-112)
18-20 November 2020 (at 8-17)
2 cr
Registration in WebOodi 19.10-4.11.2020
ATTN! Will be organised as distance learning.

Academic pitching (YEB-106)
30.11.-14.12.2020 (Mondays at 9-12)
1 cr
Registration in WebOodi 26.10.-16.11.2020
ATTN! Will be organised as distance learning.

Career planning within and beyond academia (YEB-110)
30 November, 3, 8 and 10 December at 12-14
1 cr
Registration in WebOodi
ATTN! Will be organised as distance learning via Zoom.

Scientific writing (YEB-104)
11.1.-15.02.2021 (Mondays at 16-19)
2 cr
Registration in WebOodi 07.-21.12.2020

Scientific writing (YEB-104)
19.1.-25.02.2021 (Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10-12)
2 cr
Registration in WebOodi 15.12.2020-05.01.2021

Conference presentation (YEB-103)
27.1.-03.03.2021 (Mondays at 16-19)
2 cr
Registration in WebOodi 14.12.2020-13.01.2021

Conference presentation (YEB-103)
22.2.-29.03.2021 (Wednesdays at 13-16)
2 cr
Registration in WebOodi 25.01.-08.02.2021

Research ethics (PHD-401)
1-30 March 2021
1 cr
Registration in WebOodi
ATTN! Will be organised as distance learning.

Grant writing (YEB-105)
5.-19.03.2021 (Fridays at 10-13)
1 cr
Registration in WebOodi 05.-19.2.2021

Open science (PHD-301)
8 April - 7 May 2021
1 cr
Registration in WebOodi
ATTN! Will be organised as distance learning.

Academic pitching (YEB-106)
19.04.-03.05.2021 (Mondays at 9-12)
1 cr
Registration in WebOodi 22.03.-05.04.2021

Grant writing II (YEB-121)
23.04.-07.05.2021 (Fridays at 10-13)
1 cr
Registration in WebOodi 26.3.-09.04.2021

Principles of Peer Review (YEB-107)
10.-24.05.2021 (Mondays at 9-12)
1 cr
Registration in WebOodi 12.-26.4.2021

If you are completing your degree following the new, doctoral programme specific degree structures in one of YEB doctoral programmes you need to complete at least 1 cr of pedagogical studies. To get the required credit you can, for example:

  • Participate in a course organised by YEB (information on such pedagogical courses are posted on the website and on mailing lists as soon they have been settled).
  • Supervise a master's student (see below).
  • Take a pedagogy course organised by the Open University, in which case YEB will cover the costs. Please contact the senior advisor of YEB for more information.

Supervising a master's student

If you have limited or no prior pedagogical training you may complete the required one credit of pedagogical studies by actively supervising a master's student. To obtain the credit, please do the following:

Teaching a bachelor's or master's course

If you have limited or no prior pedagogical training you may complete the required one credit of pedagogical studies by actively teaching a bachelor's or master's course. To obtain the credit, please do the following:

Oletko kiinnostunut tieteen, asiantuntijuuden ja julkisuuden suhteesta sekä viestintätaitojesi kehittämisestä?

Tiedeviestinnän opintokokonaisuuteen valitaan vuosittain 20 jatko-opiskelijaa. Haku järjestetään aina keväällä syksyllä alkavaan opetukseen. Opetuksessa käsitellään mm. tieteen ja asiantuntijuuden roolia yhteiskunnassa ja julkisuudessa, median toimintaperiaatteita, sosiaalisen median roolia ja käyttöä tiedeviestinnässä, tutkimuksen popularisointia sekä harjoitellaan käytännön viestintätaitoja yhteistyössä journalistien ja muiden viestinnän ammattilaisten kanssa. Opetukseen kuuluu kontaktiopetusta, työpajoja ja käytännön harjoittelua. Opiskelu on maksutonta.

Opintokokonaisuuteen valitaan jatko-opiskelijoita kaikista tohtoriohjelmista ja tutkijakouluista eikä aiempaa osaamista vaadita. Opiskelijoiksi pyritään saamaan motivoituneita opiskelijoita monipuolisesti eri tiedekunnista. Tiedeviestinnän opintoja tarjotaan vuosittain viiden kurssin verran eli yhteensä 25 opintopisteen edestä.

Mikäli suoritat tiedeviestinnän opintoja 10-15 opintopistettä, voit sisällyttää ne yleisten valmiustaitojen kokonaisuuteen. Mikäli haluat suorittaa tiedeviestinnästä tätä laajemman, oman 20-25 opintopisteen kokonaisuuden, tulee sinun varautua suorittamaan yleiset valmiustaitovaatimukset joillakin muilla kursseilla.

Lisätietoja opetustarjonnasta löytyy tiedeviestinnän vastuuopettajan kotisivuilta.