Courses and events

Upcoming courses and events for the students of the Doctoral Programme in Philosophy, Arts and Society.

Course Catalogue

The course catalogue for the doctoral programme is available in WebOodi.

Other courses

General competence skill courses organized by the Doctoral School in Humanities and Social Sciences.

The working seminar

The Doctoral Programme organizes a working seminar for doctoral students twice a year. The next working seminar of the Doctoral Programme will be held in autumn 2018. More information will be published closer to the date.

In addition to receiving and giving valuable feedback, the working seminar provides doctoral students with an excellent opportunity for networking and a glance at research being done in the doctoral programme - so don’t hesitate to register! You will need to submit your working paper (15-18 pages) of text from or related to your dissertation before the seminar. If you have just started working on your dissertation and don’t have much text yet, you can submit your research plan and disposition instead.

For more information, please contact Programme director Filipe Pereira da Silva.

The European Ph.D. Network in Philosophy

The European Ph.D. Network in Philosophy is a joint scholarly program aimed at promoting the scientific quality and the internationalization of doctoral education, as well as providing doctoral students enhanced career possibilities. The participants of this network are the University of Bergen, Bielefeld University, the University of Bologna, the University of Bucharest, the University of Helsinki and Uppsala University. The main activity of the Net consists of the working seminars, which take place twice a year, each time in one of the universities belonging to the Net. The maximum number of students to be admitted to the Net is 15 and is equally distributed among the partner institutions. In order to be eligible for the Net, the applicants must already have been accepted as a doctoral student to one of the participating universities. Each participating university chooses one to two students for the duration of a three-year cycle. The Director of the Net is Professor Gabriel Sandu from the University of Helsinki. Contact person for inquiries: Constantin C. Brîncuş (

Other activities

The Doctoral Programme organises an annual writing retreat for doctoral candidates. The writing retreat offers a chance for the doctoral candidates to concentrate on writing their own dissertation. More information will be available here and on programme's email list closer to the date of the next writing retreat.