Survey of Doctoral Student Challenges: Preliminary results

In January, we have submitted a short questionnaire to over 4000 doctoral students at the University of Helsinki in order to identify the major challenges and issues they are faced with in their studies. We have now compiled the data from over 600 respondents and are working on the qualitative analysis of free-form questions asked in the survey. The results will be presented to the vice-rector Keijo Hämäläinen during a meeting with our board members next week and subsequently shared on our blog and with the doctoral schools coordinators and doctoral programmes coordinator. Meanwhile, the plot below will give you an idea of the overall response rate of this survey. If you have any question, do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

Friday 13th Get-together @RydmanRoom 18h 13 FEB 2015

On Friday 13th of February, the Association will organize a get-together in concert with Tsemppi. There you will have the chance to meet the new board of the association and the other members as well and discuss your ideas or challenges that you are facing as a doctoral student at the University of Helsinki. The venue is the Rydman Room at Kaivokatu 10A, 9th floor (entrance facing the Railway station, next to the Jewlery Store, press the doorbell marked “Ullakkosauna” to open the door) and the evening will start at 18h. There will be snacks and refreshments offered and you are welcome to bring something yourself as well (potlatch/potluck & Canadian style).

More info : Antti Rantala (


New board for the year 2015

The autumn meeting of The Association of Doctoral Students at the University of Helsinki, held at Think Company Viikki on November 24th (minutes in Finnish), elected a new board for the association for the year 2015. Information about the board members for 2015 can be found here and the action plan for this year is here.

During the year 2015 the association will continue to act as an open forum for all its members and aims to create a link between the University of Helsinki and its doctoral students.

Mandatory autumn meeting at Think Company Viikki, Nov 24th! New board will be elected!

The Association of Doctoral Students at the University of Helsinki will have its mandatory autumn meeting at Think Company Viikki (Latokartanonkaari 3) on Monday, November 24th at 6 pm.

The meeting shall decide on:


You are most cordially welcome!

The documents and the agenda of the meeting:


Helsingin yliopiston jatko-opiskelijat ry:n syyskokous pidetään Think Company Viikissä (Latokartanonkaari 3) maanantaina 24.11. kello 18.00.

Kokouksessa päätetään:


Lämpimästi tervetuloa!

Get Together Night on Friday, September 26 2014

Dear all,

The new association for Doctoral Students is having it’s first meet up!

This informal get-together is open to all Doctoral Students at the University of Helsinki. It is a great opportunity to meet other doctoral Students and meet the new board of the new association for Doctoral Students and join up too. Membership is not mandatory in coming to the get-together.

When and where:

on Friday the 26th 7 pm at Dubliner on Mannerheimintie 5 right in the center of Helsinki! 

The website of the bar:

We will be sitting in an area called Magner’s Corner.

You are most cordially welcome!! ;)