Introductory days

Introductory days for new doctoral students

At the start of the semester, an introductory seminar (or a series of sessions) is organised for all newly admitted doctoral students in August or September.

The sessions provide information about

  • the general structure of doctoral studies
  • different course organisers
  • national and international networks
  • funding opportunities
  • services provided by HR, the library, the IT department, and the study register (Sisu) team
  • practicalities, e.g. contact details to the PhD Programme, departmental secretaries and the study coach

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 welcomed.

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

Introductory sessions 2022


Introductory seminar for doctoral students, 31 August 2023
(Online in Teams)
9-10.30           Introduction to the Hanken PhD Programme

10.30 -11.30    An introduction to Sisu - course registration and study plan   

11.30 - 12.00   The Finnish Union of University Researchers and Teachers (FUURT) 

12.00    Lunchbreak

12.30 - 13.30  IT Services and Security    



Later in September we will have a info session at the Hanken library in Helsinki where the Library services will present what services are available for doctoral students   



  • The links for the online sessions will be sent to newly admitted doctoral students in advance
  • Hanken School of Economics uses Microsoft Teams for meetings and lectures.
  • We recommend that you download Microsoft Teams app to your computer and phone if possible.
  • You can also use Microsoft Teams via some Internet browsers (Windows and Mac):
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Google Chrome
  • Following Internet browsers are not recommended and not supported by Hanken IT-department:
    • Apple Safari
    • Mozilla Firefox
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Here you can download the Microsoft Teams