Graduate School

The University of Vaasa is a multidisciplinary business-oriented university. Our strategic areas are financing, management, energy and multilingualism. We educate resposible leaders and experts for international assignments.

Our research is relevant to our time and we produce scientific knowledge of high international quality. The strength of our university is the community spirit, which promotes multidisciplinary studies and research. The campus is located on the western coast of Finland, and offers a modern study environment for 5000 students on the shore of the beautiful archipelago.

The Graduate School of the University of Vaasa organises general and introductory courses for all doctoral students. Studies consist of general studies and methods, major subject studies, optional studies and a docotoral thesis. Graduate School ensures that all doctoral students have the opportunity to pursue high-quality doctoral studies.

The doctoral programmes and research groups prepare students for high-level independent research work. Our nationally and internationally networked research groups conduct research projects and provide personal supervision for doctoral students who are expected to graduate in four years.

The Graduate School operates four doctoral programmes: Administrative Sciences, Languages and Communication, Business Studies and Technical Sciences.

The head of the Graduate School is Professor Jukka Vesalainen.