Doctoral studies

LYY is collaborates with UEF doctoral programmes. Especially The Doctoral Programme in Social and Cultural Encounters (SCE); Past, Space and Environment in Society Doctoral Programme and Doctoral Programme in Forests and Bioresources are important for LYY. 

The Past, Space and Environment in Society Doctoral Programme is organised by the Department of Geographical and Historical Studies. The research mission of the Department of Geographical and Historical Studies is defined as follows: "We conduct research into the use of natural resources, local relations to the environment, welfare and the encounters of cultures in border areas, fringe regions and peripheries, and their social, geographical and historical development dynamics.  Accordingly, the doctoral programme explores the past, space as a concept of geography and the environment as a social phenomenon. The disciplines represented in the programme are history, geography and environmental policy. The purpose of the programme is to encourage researchers to cross the boundaries between disciplines on the level of theory formulation, methodology and the themes to be studied. Our programme is bilingual; courses are either in English or in Finnish.

Degrees available in the doctoral programme:

Licentiate in / Doctor of Philosophy: Finnish history, General history, Geography
Licentiate in / Doctor of Social Sciences or Doctor of Philosophy: Human Geography, Environmental PolicyBorders and peripheries

More information about the Doctoral Programme can be found here.

 

Natural resources, the environment and society constitutes one of the six thematic areas of The Doctoral Programme in Social and Cultural Encounters (SCE). This thematic area offers doctoral students an opportunity to join an international and multidisciplinary doctoral programme. Topics of interest include:

  • the sustainable use of natural resources
  • responsive natural resources governance
  • climate and energy governance
  • bioeconomy research from social science perspectives
  • global environmental challenges
  • global, national and local environmental politics
  • resilient communities
  • human relationships with nature and animals

The focus of research within the doctoral school covers a wide range of societies from the industrialized and developing world. The doctoral research often includes case studies through which wider issues concerning the environment and natural resources are studied. Typically, the research approach has a strong social science or cultural studies approach on the human relations with their environments. Research area is strongly related to Institute for Natural Resources, Environment, and Society (LYY), a network organization based at the University of Eastern Finland (UEF).  Our network combines social science and cultural research expertise for application in the analysis of the environment and natural resource utilization and governance. The cooperative work of our researcher network spans over a hundred researchers and postgraduate students from several disciplines.

More information about the Doctoral Programme can be found here.

 

Doctoral programme in Forests and Bioresources (FORES) is a thematic, multidisciplinary programme covering forests and sustainable use of forests. With a strong international focus, our programme covers all fields of forest sciences and research training for postgraduate students with an interest in the forest-based bioeconomy, renewable resources and biomaterials. With a unique profile at the University of Eastern Finland, ours is the only doctoral programme in Finland focused on forests and renewable resources and biomaterials provided by them.

Programme has about 80 students and every year about 10 students complete their doctoral studies. The main language of the programme is English.

The degrees available in the programme are Doctor of Science (Agriculture and Forestry), Licentiate of Science (Agriculture and Forestry) with Forest Sciences as the major subject and Doctor of Philosophy with Forest Sciences as the major subject.

More information about the Doctoral Programme can be found here.