Many of the skills doctoral candidates acquire are transferable as candidates become excellent problem solvers, learn to present their ideas both orally and in writing and get experienced in project management. To further this learning and promote active career planning both inside and outside academia DONASCI organises targeted courses in transferable skills. Topical research courses are organised by the doctoral programmes and departments.

The courses organised by the school are primarily intended for doctoral candidates of the school. If the number of course applicants exceeds the number of available seats, the participants are selected in this order:

  1. Doctoral candidates in DONASCI doctoral programmes in order of registration
  2. Doctoral candidates in other doctoral schools of the University of Helsinki in order of registration
  3. Others in order of registration