University of Oulu

Towards a doctoral degree and future career : perceptions of doctoral students at the University of Oulu

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Author: Isohätälä, Jaana1,2,3; Louis, Jean-Nicolas1,4,3; Mikkonen, Kristina1,5,3;
Organizations: 1University of Oulu Graduate School
2University of Oulu, Faculty of Education
3The Student Union of the University of Oulu
4University of Oulu, Faculty of Technology, Environmental Engineering
5University of Oulu, Faculty of Medicine, Health Sciences
Format: ebook
Version: published version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 0.6 MB)
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:isbn:9789526216751
Language: English
Published: Oulu : University of Oulu, 2017
Publish Date: 2017-10-16
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Abstract

Doctoral students comprise a large group of researchers at the University of Oulu. However, the backgrounds and needs of the doctoral students in the University of Oulu Graduate School (UniOGS) are highly heterogeneous, which makes it challenging to evaluate the quality of their doctoral training. This report sheds light on these doctoral students and their perceptions of doctoral training at UniOGS. The report is based on the Postgraduate Studies in Finland survey that was conducted in Oulu in fall 2015 by the Doctoral Students’ Section of the Student Union at the University of Oulu. The report provides a summary of the results, focusing on three aspects: the conditions for pursuing a doctoral degree, the factors in fluencing the progress of doctoral studies, and doctoral students’ perceptions of their future career.

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Tiivistelmä

Oulun yliopiston tutkijakoulun jatko-opiskelijat muodostavat huomattavan osan Oulun yliopiston tiedeyhteisöstä. Tohtorikoulutuksen laatua ja kehitystarpeita on kuitenkin haastavaa arvioida, sillä jatko-opiskelijoiden taustat ja tarpeet vaihtelevat. Tämä raportti vetää yhteen tuloksia kyselystä, jossa selvitettiin jatko-opiskelijoiden taustoja ja heidän näkemyksiään tohtoriopinnoista Oulun yliopiston tutkijakoulussa. Raportti perustuu Postgraduate studies in Finland -kyselyyn, jonka Oulun yliopiston ylioppilaskunnan jatko-opiskelijajaosto toteutti Oulun yliopistolla syksyllä 2015. Raportti käsittelee tohtoriopintojen olosuhteita, tohtoriopintojen etenemiseen vaikuttavia tekijöitä ja jatko-opiskelijoiden näkemyksiä tulevasta urastaan.

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Series: Acta Universitatis Ouluensis. F, Scripta academica
ISSN: 0781-1306
ISSN-E: 1796-2250
ISSN-L: 0781-1306
ISBN: 978-952-62-1675-1
ISBN Print: 978-952-62-1674-4
Issue: 12
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