Introductory days

Introductory days for new doctoral students

At the start of the semester, an introductory seminar is organised for all newly admitted doctoral students. A one to two-day seminar is organised every year in August or September.

During the seminar doctoral students receive information concerning

  • the general structure of doctoral studies
  • different course organisers
  • national and international networks
  • funding possibilities
  • services provided by the library

The seminar is an opportunity for new doctoral students to get to know each other, as well as representatives from the academic and administrative staff at Hanken. In conjunction with the seminars, a season kick-off is organised where all new and old PhD students are welcome.

Participants will be informed about the seminar by e-mail. Material from the seminar will be available electronically after the seminar.



Introductory seminar for doctoral students  26th August 2021  



09:30      Welcome: Introduction to the Hanken PhD Programme & Get together Click here to join the meeting
               Anu Helkkula & Malin Stenstöm


11:00      How to Feel at Home in Finland: Perspectives and Tools for a Successful

               Kamilla Sultanova, Entrepeneur & Owner of the consulting company

Lunch break 


13.00      Data security Click here to join the meeting

              Mikael Albrecht Head of Data security 


14:00      Practical information, course registration and study plan Click here to join the meeting
               Malin Stenström


15:00      Library services for doctoral students  Click here to join the meeting

              Sarah Hagström Information Specialist  

              Qingbo Xu, Information Specialist 

              Margareta Danielsson, Information Specialist 


  • The links for the online sessions will be published above in the programme outline for each day in August.
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