Fully Funded Positions for Exceptional Doctoral Students (deadline March 5, 2017)

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 involves at present 62 professors and over 200 doctoral students, and the participating units graduate altogether more than 40 new doctors each year. The activities of HICT are structured along five research area specific tracks:

  • Algorithms and machine learning
  • Life science informatics
  • Networks, networked systems and services
  • Software and service engineering and systems
  • User centered and creative technologies

The quality of research and education in both HICT universities is world-class, but the education is still practically free as there are no tuition fees for doctoral students in the Finnish university system. Helsinki has been ranked among the world's top-10 most livable cities (Economist, 2016). Helsinki is the capital of Finland, which is the safest (World Economic Forum 2016), greenest (Environmental Performance Index, 2016) and the most literate (World’s Most Literate Countries, 2016) country in the world, ranking first in freedom of the Press for the 5th year in a row (World Press Freedom Index 2016) and has the highest standard of life in the world (Social Progress Imperative, 2016).

The participating units of HICT have currently funding available for exceptionally qualified doctoral students. The purpose of the call is to evaluate the candidates so that the participating units can then offer the funding to the most successful applicants. The available grants cover full-time employment in one of the participating units for the remaining duration of the doctoral studies, and the maximum extent of full-time doctoral studies is four years.

More instructions can be found from https://www.hict.fi/spring2017

Sunday, March 5, 2017
Employing university: 
Aalto University
University of Helsinki

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