Courses and events

The courses offered to doctoral candidates at the Doctoral School in Humanities and Social Sciences cover researcher skills as well as other professional skills and career planning.  The school organises also thematic workshops and social events. The objective is to train highly qualified experts with the skills required for both professional career in research and other fields of expertise.

Please note that in addition to courses organised by the Doctoral School in Humanities and Social Sciences and the doctoral programmes, there are courses run by other organisers. Thus, when registering for a course, kindly follow the instructions provided by the course organiser.

UH Library courses
Helsinki University Library organizes courses e.g. on information management, information seeking and reference management. List of available courses and registration via Weboodi (see the link under):
UH library courses

Language Centre courses
The Language Centre provides the communication and language studies included in the degrees completed by the graduates of the University of Helsinki. For doctoral candidates there are courses e.g. on academic and professional communication, writing for career purposes and presenting at conferences. List of available courses and registration via Weboodi (see the link under):
Language Centre courses

The Centre for University Teaching and Learning (HYPE)
The main tasks for the Centre for University Teaching and Learning are to carry out and support research in the field of University Pedagogy and to coordinate and organize courses on university pedagogy for academic personnel within all disciplines at the University of Helsinki. Altough the Centre for University Teaching and Learning offers courses in University Pedagogy mainly for UH staff members, there are a few places reserved for the doctoral candidates every year.
Centre for University Teaching and Learning

Staff training
Those doctoral candidates who are employed by the University of Helsinki can look for training opportunities and transferable skills courses from Suffeli - a staff training calendar. The University of Helsinki offers training for its staff in order to promote their professional competence. The training on offer has been planned in accordance with the University’s strategic objectives. To be eligible to participate in staff training you must have a valid employment relationship with the University of Helsinki.

From your doctoral school's syllabus, you will find information on the up and coming transferable skills courses organised by your doctoral school during the current study year. To open the syllabus, click the link below. Please note that the syllabus page only shows coming courses, in case there are any – not the entire degree structure.

Courses on transferable skills 2020-2021