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TUT’s Doctoral School of Industry Innovations has three positions open for doctoral students

The students admitted to the Doctoral School of Industry Innovations at Tampere University of Technology explore industry-driven research questions and complete a dissertation in four years. The application deadline is 20 October 2016.

The world of industry and business has a high demand for doctoral graduates who have the ability to apply their theoretical knowledge in a real-world business context, possess good communication skills and have an extensive network of professional contacts. In response to this challenge, Tampere University of Technology (TUT) launched the Doctoral School of Industry Innovations (DSII) in 2014.

The doctoral students admitted to DSII are employed by TUT, and they have four years to complete their dissertation. The research work is conducted partly at TUT and partly at the partner company under the joint supervision of a professor and a company representative.

The result is academic research with an industry focus. DSII enables doctoral students to expand their professional networks and prepares them for challenging careers in industry and business. Graduates from DSII have strong innovation skills, the ability to respond flexibly to customers’ needs, and the expertise to generate new scientific knowledge.

DSII offers doctoral students the opportunity to join an active community that supports their progress towards a doctorate. DSII organizes monthly follow-up meetings and provides training and other activities in collaboration with Hermia Group and DEMOLA to support the work of the students.

The call for applications opens on 30 September and closes on 20 October 2016.

The open positions are:

Doctoral Student in Materials Science and Technology

Doctoral Student in LIDAR based atmospheric sensing

Doctoral Student in the area of architecture, urban design and city development

Information on the positions and instructions to applicants are available at:

Further information: Professor Seppo Tikkanen, tel. +358 50 300 2173, seppo.tikkanen(at)


News submitted by: Sara Riihimäki
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