Väitöstä pukkkaa


PhD-Clinic is a PhD-seminar, which is offered free of charge for PhD-students. Participation requires that you prepare a pre-assignment, where you tell about your study subject and the process of your study.

By accomplishing the PhD-Clinic, you´ll earn 3 ECTS. Accomplishment of the clinic requires that you send your pre-assignment and participate actively during the official program in 23.10.



  • Write 1-2 pages about the subject of your study and what´s your dissertation process has been like. Send it latest on 20.9. to us on mtp19@univaasa.fi. You can write in Finnish, English or Swedish.
  • You are notified about acceptance at the latest during 30.9.
  • Prepare to tell about your dissertation writing process, possible challenges and successes. Idea is to mutually look for solutions and good practices.

Programme for the PhD-Clinic in 23.10

University of Vaasa, Tervahovi-building, Säästöpankki-room D102

12:00 - 12:30

Doctors make their appearance

Teachers of the clinic present themselves: Venla Bernelius, Ilkka luoto & Seija Virkkala

12:30 - 14:00

Signing-in some patients

Everybody tells about their dissertation process (possibly in small groups) and describes challenges and successess

14:00 - 14:30

Coffee and networking

Tervahovi-buildings ground floor, Restaurant Mathilda. Note: self-payment

14:30 - 16:30

Making a diagnosis

Lessons learned from possible challenges and successes of dissertation work. Our doctors also offer some tips for writing and publishing


Official programme ends

16:30 - 18:00

Preparing for a procedure

Leisure time & travelling for Bock´s Corner Brewery in order to enjoy some food and drinks

18:00 - 20:00


We take the nourishments we fancy (self-payment)



We drive you to your hotels