The Helsinki Doctoral Education Network in Information and Communications Technology (HICT
) is a joint initiative by Aalto University
and the University of Helsinki
, the two leading universities within this area in Finland. The network involves at present over 80 professors and over 200 doctoral students, and the participating units graduate altogether more than 40 new doctors each year.
The participating units of HICT have currently funding available for qualified doctoral students. We offer an exciting opportunity to join world-class research groups, with multiple research projects to choose from. The activities of HICT and the themes of open positions 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
If you wish to be considered as a new doctoral student in HICT you can apply to one or a number of doctoral student positions. We actively work to ensure our community’s diversity and inclusiveness. This is why we warmly encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds to join our community.
For more information, please see the list of positions and detailed information on the application process at: https://hict.fi/admissions/
During the application process you are asked to specify the positions that interest you the most and to provide the following attachments as one pdf file:
Please, be also prepared to provide contact details of possible referees (
- Letter of motivation.
- A curriculum vitae and list of publications
- A study transcript
- A copy of the M.Sc. degree certificate. If the degree is still pending, then a plan for its completion must be provided.
2-3 senior academic people available for providing recommendation letters upon request from HICT). We will contact you, if recommendation letters are required.
The online application form closes August 16, 2021 at midnight Finnish time
(23:59 EET, Eastern European Time).
The quality of research and education in both HICT universities is world-class. You will receive high-quality training, personal supervision, and guidance, which will provide an excellent start to an academic career. The Helsinki Metropolitan area is a comfortable place where services are close by and public transport works excellently. In terms of the living environment
, Helsinki has consistently ranked as vibrant and safe city, and it is surrounded by beautiful nature. Helsinki is currently in the fifth place in the world’s startup city comparison (Valuer
, 2021). Finland is among the best countries in the world with respect to many quality of life indicators
, ranking at the top in education and subjective wellbeing. Furthermore, Finland is the world’s happiest country in 2021 - for the fourth time in a row (World Happiness Report, 2021).
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