The date and time when registration for a particular course opens in WebOodi is given in the course announcement. Once the call is opened a deadline for registrations is given. Usually the call for applications opens approximately one month and closes approximately two weeks before the course starts. These are only guidelines - always check the deadlines for the course you are interested in! Please follow your email (luova-students mailing list) and the doctoral programme homepages to stay up-to-date on LUOVA courses.
Courses and events
In addition to the doctoral thesis, 30 credits of scientific content studies and 10 credits of general competence studies must be completed.
To stay up-to-date on each academic year's teaching, please follow your email, LUOVA's webpages and WebOodi.
LUOVA-504 LUOVA CAREER SEMINAR
Time and place will be announced later, probably in March 2018, Viikki Campus
At the LUOVA Career Seminar Luova alumni will present their post-PhD career trajectory to their current non-academic jobs.
Our speakers will be announced later.
If there are more applicants than we can take students will be prioritized as follows:
- LUOVA doctoral candidates
- Doctoral candidates in other YEB doctoral programmes
- Doctoral candidates at the member and partner institutions
- Other doctoral candidates at the University Helsinki
- Doctoral candidates from elsewhere
- Research staff and undergraduate students
- Others interested
Please note that in some cases we may prioritize docotral candidates for whom the course is highly relevant, so it is important to specify in the application why you want to take the course. If pre-required knowledge is given priority is given to applicants who fill the requirements.
If there are more applicants within a category than we can take, participants will be selected based on the order they applied for the course.
cancelling your seat
LUOVA courses are vey popular and there are often many applicants placed on a waiting list. We want to give the seats to those who actually are able to attend. Hence, after a seat on a course has been offered to an applicant, cancellations must be done by emailing the programme coordinator. If you are not participating after all, please free your seat to the next person on the waiting list. Failing to cancel and eventually not showing up on the course may affect your chances of being accepted on future courses.
Courses offered by the Doctoral School in Environmental, Food and Biological Sciences (YEB) teach skills necessary for all professional researchers and experts in other scientific positions regardless of their scientific background. Please refer to the YEB doctoral school website for the most recent information on available courses. Further information about the courses can also be obtained from YEB's coordinator.
It is also advisable that all LUOVA students join the YEB mailing list to stay up-to-date on YEB activities. Information on joining the mailing list is available here. The most popular courses may fill up in few hours so follow actively your email and YEB website to get the newest information on course registration.
Many courses relevant for LUOVA doctoral candidates are advertised on the EvolDir mailing list. To stay up-to-date on international courses as well as conferences and postdoctoral positions, joining EvolDir is recommended to all LUOVA members.
In addition to EvolDir you may find interesting courses among these:
- PhD courses organised by the YEB doctoral school
- PhD courses organised by other doctoral programmes and schools
- LUOVA's partners' courses
- Information skills courses by the Helsinki University Library
- Career planning courses by the University of Helsinki Career Services
- Postgraduate courses at EBC
- Research School Ecology and Evolution - ask for a reduced course fee for LUOVA students
- Analysis forum phidot.org
- MSc courses at the member departments (see studies guidebooks for more information)
If you know of other relevant course organisers please let the LUOVA coordinator know and they can be added on the list.