28.11. 2018

The board of ATM-DP has assessed the 16 eligible applications received for the university funded doctoral candidate positions starting in January 2019. The board has decided to award the positions to Madeleine Ekblom and Jussi Tiira.

Madeleine Ekblom has submitted one article and she has started her PhD studies in 2018. She will study parametric uncertainties in idealised models and in numerical weather prediction models. She will use and develop methods for parameter optimisation in order to better understand uncertainties of model parameters in numerical weather prediction models.

Jussi Tiira has already earlier gotten a one-year grant from ATM-DP. He will study the microphysics of falling snow an how it is formed using remote sensing and in-situ observations in order to improve our understanding on the related processes and their representation in numerical atmospheric models. He will also demonstrate how the results can be used for improving radar based precipitation estimation.

ATM-DP congratulates the successful candidates and wishes to thank all the applicants!

As of 1.8.2017 a doctoral degree at the Doctoral Programme in Atmospheric sciences consists of

  • a doctoral dissertation
  • scientific studies (at least 30 credits), and
  • studies in transferrable skills (10 credits).

The scientific studies consist of discipline-specific studies supporting the thesis research work as well as a course in research ethics. Compulsory courses in this module are: Research ethics (DONAS-401), 1 credit, Advanced analysis of atmosphere-surface interactions and feedbacks (ATMDP-003), 5 credits, and Postgraduate seminar (ATMDP-002), 2 credits. The course Climate change now (ATM-302), 5 credits, is recommended if the student does not possess necessary knowledge of climate change. The course Literature review in thesis subject (ATMDP-001), 1 credits, is recommended if the student does not have necessary knowledge of literature. Other courses in the module must be advanced-level courses in the master programme of atmospheric sciences which support the dissertation work. The courses can also be arranged by other institutes. The supervising professor will decide if the courses are suitable for the module.

The requirements for transferrable skills studies are common to all programmes of the Doctoral School in Natural Sciences and consist of

  • courses in different skills related to academic work (at least 4 cr; codes DONAS-1** or PED-5** or other suitable courses)
  • international activity and mobility (1-4 cr; codes DONAS-2**)
  • societal communication and organising tasks (codes DONAS-3**)

Information on degree requirements and courses offered can be found from the WebOodi Course Catalogue Service.

More information on the degree structure is also available on the University's general website on doctoral education.

Instructions for doctoral candidates on transferring to new degree structure (more detailed information can be found on Flamma).

Instructions about PhD studies are now available in the Instructions for Students -service.

The instructions have been divided into themes. Under the themes, you will find instructions related e.g. to planning and completing doctoral studies, the examination process of doctoral theses and practices related to thesis supervision, as well as contact information for all the support staff for doctoral education. When using the service, don’t forget to choose the doctoral programme you want from the degree programme menu on the front page, to make sure that you also see all the instructions aimed for students in that specific programme.

Instructions for defending your PhD can be found here.

Information about travel grants and other funding opportunities for doctoral candidates can be found here.

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