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Finnish Doctoral Programme Network in Life Sciences (FinBioNet) is a national network of doctoral training in biosciences and health sciences. Its purpose is to promote research training cooperation and to coordinate research courses.

The Finnish Doctoral Programme system was started in 1995 by the Ministry of Education to improve the quality and effectiveness of research and research training. There are now 28 doctoral programmes in health sciences/biotechnology in the FinBioNet network. They offer research training programmes leading to the MD/PhD degree. Research training consists of thesis research and 30-60 ECTS of formal studies.

Universities, research institutes and others are asked to send their announcements by email to Anita Tienhaara ( Announcements will be send via FinBioNet mailing list (over 3500 receivers in Finland and abroad) and will be published also on the FinBioNet web pages. The language of FinBioNet is Finnish, Swedish or English.

If you wish to receive information on open positions and research training courses in biosciences and health sciences by email also, please send your request to stating your name and email address.


FinBioNet will be used to announce doctoral student, post doc and other open positions in the field of biosciences and health sciences mainly in  Finland. For a wider visibility in European countries we recommend posting your announcement in Euraxess.


The doctoral programmes organize national, high-level research training courses and symposia. The lecturers are recognized scientists from abroad and Finland. The courses are mainly free of charge.


Dr. Erkki Raulo (coordinator)
Phone +358 2941 58753
Institute of Biotechnology
P.O. Box 56, 00014 University of Helsinki

Anita Tienhaara (communications & webmaster)
Phone +358 50 318 5065
P.O. Box 63, 00014 University of Helsinki

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