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HICT: Doctoral Candidate in Sustainable ICT

The Helsinki Doctoral Education Network in Information and Communications Technology (HICT) is a collaborative doctoral education network hosted jointly by Aalto University and the University of Helsinki, the two leading universities within this area in Finland. The network serves as a collaboration platform for doctoral education combining all the relevant subfields of computer science and information technology at Aalto University and the University of Helsinki. It involves at present 80 professors and almost 300 doctoral students, and the participating units graduate altogether more than 40 new doctors each year.

We offer the possibility to join world-class research groups in both universities with multiple interesting research projects to choose from. The list of all open Doctoral Candidate positions in this joint call can be found here:

HICT Doctoral Candidate in Sustainable ICT

Supervisor(s): Jukka Manner (Aalto University)

ICT has had tremendous effect on our world, bringing new kids of services and enhancing old ones. In terms of sustainability, ICT helps, for example, to reduce green house gas emissions in other sectors, digital solutions support environmental protection and adaptation to climate change. Yet, at the same time the use of ICT is growing at a huge pace. The traffic on the Internet and mobile networks grows year after year, and new and larger data centres are built all over the world. At the same time the performance of ICT hardware has increased extremely fast. As an example, a smart phone today has the same computing performance as the super computers in the 90’s. ICT services consume increasing amounts of energy and natural resources are needed for building new devices.

The goals of this project are to understand the reasons why the use of ICT is growing and what can be done to lower the direct impact of the ICT sector on our environment. Growth of ICT can be attributed to new services but also to how services are built, and how little optimisations are done to make these digital services more resource aware.

Ready to apply?

If you want to join our community and start your journey towards Doctoral dissertation submit your application via our electronic recruitment system. The application form will close 6th February 2022 at 23:59 Finnish time (UTC +2).

If you are currently working at Aalto University, please submit your application via HR System Workday (Career – Find jobs – Apply).

Please be prepared to add the following attachments:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Transcript of your Master’s studies

You will be asked to provide also the contact details of 2-3 academic referees.

What we offer?

HICT is a network of world-class professors and researchers with huge passion for their field of study. In HICT you will become part of enthusiastic and professional team of bold and innovative thinkers.

During your Doctoral studies you will be a full-time employee in either Aalto University or the University of Helsinki depending on the supervisor and the research area. You will be covered by occupational health care based on the employment contract.

More information:

General information about the joint HICT call and HICT:

General questions about HICT: Christina Sirviö, HICT team

General questions about recruitment process: Sanni Kirmanen, Aalto University HR

[email protected]

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