The Doctoral school in natural sciences (DONASCI) serves as an umbrella organisation for seven doctoral programmes in natural sciences. There are approximately 550 students in DONASCI and ca. 30% of them are international. Hence the language of the school is English.

The training in DONASCI doctoral programmes is based on world-class multi-disciplinary research. The participating faculties, departments and independent institutes provide the doctoral candidates outstanding research environment hosting, for example, several centres of excellence of the Academy of Finland.

DONASCI aims at recruiting the most talented and motivated doctoral candidates to its doctoral programmes and offering the selected candidates the best possible supervision and education. We believe in carefull planning of a research plan and tailored training for each doctoral candidate. Our ambition is to educate future top scientists and leading experts for academia and economic life.