Doctoral education reform in 2013/2014

As part of the reform of doctoral studies in Finland, the Finnish National Doctoral Programme in Mathematics and its Applications will be discontinued at the end of 2013 and superseded by various local doctoral programmes operated by individual universities.

At the University of Helsinki, a new Doctoral Programme in Mathematics and Statistics will be launched at the beginning of 2014. See its webpage for more information.

The Finnish National Doctoral Programme in Mathematics and its Applications was formed in January 2010 by combining the Finnish National Graduate School in Mathematical Analysis and Its Applications and the Graduate School in Mathematical Logic and Algebra.

The Doctoral Programme is funded for the periods 2010-2013 and 2012-2015 by the Ministry of Education and Culture and it supports doctoral studies at the participating departments; see a list of the students currently supported by the Ministry of Education and Culture. The Doctoral Programme also partially funds and organizes intensive courses in current research topics (see Courses and events) and supports the participation by doctoral students in these and related events.

The present programme is a continuation of the graduate school funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture in 2003-2006, which was directed by Mika Seppälä. In 1995-2002 the graduate school operated as the National Graduate School in Mathematical Analysis and Logic. The directors of the earlier graduate school were Seppo Rickman (1995-1998) and Matti Vuorinen (1999-2002). A separate National Graduate School in Mathematical Logic and Algebra operated in 2003-2009 (see the web page MALJA) directed by Jouko Väänänen and Lauri Hella.