In English

Finnish Graduate School in Geology is a nation-wide post-graduate program. It is composed of 19 professors of geology, more than 40 supervisors and there are altogether about 100 Ph.D. students, of which 46 perform their Ph.D.-studies on a full-time basis. At present the school has 13 graduate studentships provided by the Ministry of Education to support full-time thesis project research for a period of up to 4 years.

Participating universities and research institutes:

The School

The Finnish Graduate School in Geology relies on a close co-operation between all universities training geologists in Finland. The main target for the PhD-training is to deepen and modernize the professional skills of researchers for the future needs of our society. The graduate school is systematically building strong international relationships with top quality laboratories abroad. The major challenges for research are connected with questions related to numeric modeling of geological systems, developments of 3D-mapping techniques, smart use of natural resources and the interpretation of deep seismic soundings.


Head of the Graduate School

Professor Tapani Rämö (Univ. Helsinki)

The Board of Graduate School in Geology

The tasks of the board are:

  • to choose the PhD-students together
  • to plan the training in the Graduate School
  • to develop good practices in supervision and
  • to follow the progress of PhD-students

The board members:

  • Chairman, Prof. Tapani Rämö, Univ. Helsinki (tapani.ramo at
  • Prof. Veli-Pekka Salonen, Univ. Helsinki (veli-pekka.salonen at
  • Prof. Olav Eklund, Univ. Åbo (olav.eklund at )
  • Prof. Matti Räsänen, Univ. Turku (matti.rasanen at
  • Prof. Juha Pekka Lunkka, Univ. Oulu (juha.pekka.lunkka at
  • Director Pekka Heikkinen, Univ. Helsinki (pekka.j.heikkinen at
  • Res. director Pekka Nurmi, GSF (pekka.nurmi at


Seija Kultti (Ph.D., University of Helsinki) . Kultti’s responsibilities will include course planning, contact promotion and other practical issues.