6th National Doctoral Education Day on 24 November 2021
Programme 10:00-15:00 (Otaniemi, Aalto University)
The venue for the event is Otakaari 1 (Room A2). See the campus map for further details.
The easiest way is to use the X-door (behind the Otakaari 1 building) and then proceed straight through to the 2nd floor. When coming from metro, go through the Otakaari 1 building (ie. enter via the F-door, the former main entrance to TKK main building); walk through the building; when outside, turn left and then follow the building until the X-door on the 2nd floor.
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Eija Zitting, Director of Learning Services at Aalto University
The doctorate – end of the beginning or beginning of the end?
Ewdin C Constable, Professor of Chemistry, University of Basel (Switzerland). See his bio here
This panel will discuss international doctoral graduates in working life in Finland. An increasing number of doctoral students in Finland are international but how can their skills be used to benefit Finland, even after graduation? What supports the employment of international doctoral graduates in Finland? And how can different actors facilitate this goal?
- Erja Heikkinen, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Education and Culture
- Johanna Moisio, Executive Director, The Finnish Union of University Researchers and Teachers (FUURT)
- Darshan Kumar, Aiforia Technologies Oyj, Customer Success Manager; Alumni of University of Helsinki
- Eric Carver, Specialist (Aarresaari - the tracking of graduate employment), University of Helsinki
- Pirjo Nikander, Research Director, Tampere University
- Elise Pinta, Head of Research Career Unit, University of Turku
This panel is moderated by Terhi Virkki-Hatakka, LUT University.
Food & Co A block restaurant (Otaniementie 12, 02150 Espoo), see on the map.
View the menu for lunch options.
NB. Every attendee is responsible for paying for their own meal. Please note that the restaurant only accepts card or MobilePay payments.
You are welcome to choose your preferred lunch place of the many campus restaurants and cafés in Otaniemi (see a list of all campus restaurants).
COVID-19 has not only changed the world but also had an immense impact on the ways we conduct doctoral education today.
Tomi Kauppinen (Head of Aalto online learning, Aalto University) will introduce how technology can facilitate the ways to learn.
Anu Helkkula (PhD, Manager of Hanken PhD Programme; Hanken School of Economics) will introduce some ideas related to online vs contact teaching pedagogics.
Tuula Oksanen (Graduate School Coordinator, University of Jyväskylä)will inform us how different universities have organised their public defenses online.
Adam Foster (Professor, Applied Physics, Director of the Doctoral programme of Aalto University School of Sciences) and Nidia Obscura Acosta (Doctoral student, Aalto University; Chair of Aallonhuiput ry) will introduce us the points of views of originally foreign director of doctoral programme and chairman of doctoral student association.
This panel is moderated by Minna Söderqvist, Aalto University.
The sense of communality is crucial for the integration of international doctoral researchers into the study community and for building networks which are often required for successful employment. It is also a critical factor of well-being and strongly contributes to the doctoral experience. How can universities and doctoral education services support communality? What kind of practices are useful? What are the secret ingredients in building communality traditions?
- Vesna Holubek, Tampere University
- Matilda Mela, University of Helsinki
- Minna-Rosa Kanniainen, Career Consultant, Coach, Tevere Oy
This panel is moderated by Erkki Raulo, University of Helsinki.
Wrap-up of the day by Minna Söderqvist, Service Manager (doctoral education), Aalto University.
This event is hosted by:
Doctoral education services support doctoral students, supervising professors, thesis advisors and doctoral programme directors in matters related to doctoral studies. Doctoral education services belong to Learning Services.
Aalto University Learning Services (LES) is responsible for all services which facilitate the smooth progression of studies at the university.