Courses and events

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 (also known as general competence studies). Topical research courses are organised by the doctoral programmes and departments.

Attending a course normally requires pre-registration. Registration usually opens at 9 am in WebOodi but do check the registration instructions for each course as there may be exceptions. To secure a seat it is advisable to register as early as possible. After the course registration has closed applicants will receive a notification about participation in the course. 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

Can­cel­la­tion policy

Most of our courses are very popular and we cannot accept all applicants. Many will be placed on a waiting list. As we want to avoid empty seats on our courses and give as many doctoral candidates as possible the opportunity to attend you must cancel your seat in time if you don't participate after all. To cancel, please do the following:

  • While the course registration period is still open, please cancel your participation in WebOodi.
  • After the registration has closed and especially if you have already been accepted onto the course, please contact the planning officer of DONASCI.

Skip­ping classes and no-shows

Please notice that not showing up for the first session of a course means dropping out from the course and losing your seat. If you get sick or have some other acceptable reason for not being able to attend all the classes, please contact the teacher and agree on missing part of the teaching. On some courses you will need to complete extra tasks to make up for the missed classes.

Oletko kiinnostunut tieteen, asiantuntijuuden ja julkisuuden suhteesta sekä viestintätaitojesi kehittämisestä?

Tiedeviestinnän opintokokonaisuuteen valitaan vuosittain 20 jatko-opiskelijaa. Haku järjestetään aina keväällä syksyllä alkavaan opetukseen. Opetuksessa käsitellään mm. tieteen ja asiantuntijuuden roolia yhteiskunnassa ja julkisuudessa, median toimintaperiaatteita, sosiaalisen median roolia ja käyttöä tiedeviestinnässä, tutkimuksen popularisointia sekä harjoitellaan käytännön viestintätaitoja yhteistyössä journalistien ja muiden viestinnän ammattilaisten kanssa. Opetukseen kuuluu kontaktiopetusta, työpajoja ja käytännön harjoittelua. Opiskelu on maksutonta.

Opintokokonaisuuteen valitaan jatko-opiskelijoita kaikista tohtoriohjelmista ja tutkijakouluista eikä aiempaa osaamista vaadita. Opiskelijoiksi pyritään saamaan motivoituneita opiskelijoita monipuolisesti eri tiedekunnista. Tiedeviestinnän opintoja tarjotaan vuosittain viiden kurssin verran eli yhteensä 25 opintopisteen edestä.

Mikäli suoritat tiedeviestinnän opintoja 10-15 opintopistettä, voit sisällyttää ne yleisten valmiustaitojen kokonaisuuteen. Mikäli haluat suorittaa tiedeviestinnästä tätä laajemman, oman 20-25 opintopisteen kokonaisuuden, tulee sinun varautua suorittamaan yleiset valmiustaitovaatimukset joillakin muilla kursseilla.

Lisätietoja opetustarjonnasta löytyy tiedeviestinnän vastuuopettajan kotisivuilta.

The school organizes events and lectures. These include yearly recreation days and Christmas parties, orientation day for new doctoral candidates and quest lectures.

Conference presentation (​DO­NAS-102)
11.-27.8.2020
- on-line course
2 cr
Registration in WebOodi 10.7. - 27.7.2020

Principles of peer review (DONAS-105)
24.8.-7.9.2020 - on-line course

1 cr
Registration in WebOodi 27.7. - 10.8.2020

Grant writing I (​DO­NAS-103)
18.9.-2.10.2020 - on-line course

1 cr
Registration in WebOodi 17.8. - 31.8.2020

Scientific writing (DONAS-101)
22.9.-27.10.2020 - on-line course

2 cr
Registration in WebOodi 24.8. - 7.9.2020

Conference presentation (​DO­NAS-102)
13.10.-17.11.2020 - on-line course

2 cr
Registration in WebOodi 14. - 28.9.2020

Scientific writing (DONAS-101)
19.10.-23.11.2020 - on-line course

2 cr
Registration in WebOodi 21.9. - 5.10.2020

Scientific writing (DONAS-101)
3.11.-8.12.2020 - on-line course

2 cr
Registration in WebOodi 5. - 19.10.2020

Leading a creative expert organisation (PHD-304)
4.11. - 2.12.2020
2 cr
Registration in WebOodi 5. -19.10.2020 (course site not awailable yet)

Conference presentation (​DO­NAS-102)
4.11.-9.12.2020 - on-line course

2 cr
Registration in WebOodi 6. - 20.10.2020

Grant writing I (​DO­NAS-103)
20.11.-4.12.2020 - on-line course

1 cr
Registration in WebOodi 19.10. - 2.11.2020

Research ethics (online course and lectures) (PHD-401)
Dates to be confirmed

1-2 cr
Registration in WebOodi - coming once dates are confirmed

Open science (PHD-301)
Dates to be confirmed
1 cr
Registration in WebOodi - coming once dates are confirmed

Project management (DONAS-107)
Dates to be confirmed
2 cr
Registration in WebOodi - coming once dates are confirmed

Philosophy of science (DONAS-108)
Dates to be confirmed
1 cr
Registration in WebOodi - coming once dates are confirmed

PhD Career course (PHD-101)
Dates to be confirmed
1 cr
Registration in WebOodi - coming once dates are confirmed