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About 20 full-time and 40 part-time students belong to the doctoral education network. Full-time doctoral students work in the research groups that are involved in the programme. Part-time doctoral students work outside the groups in research institutes and companies. In June 2009, 7 supervising professors steer the students' research. The programme becomes national and covers all the major operations research groups in Finland from the beginning of 2010.

The full-time students' funding sources in the two-year period 2006-2007:

  Form of funding / other specifications Person years Share
Ministry of Education 5-6 doctoral education network positions 9.1 23 %
Academy of Finland Research projects 2.8 7 %
TKK, HSE 4 assistantships, complementary funding for doctoral education network positions 11.8 30 %
Project customers Projects ordered by FaF, MATINE, VTT, Pöyry Oyj, Nokia Oyj, Kone Oyj, Finnish road administration, Ministry of agriculture and forestry, SA, Tekes 10.6 27 %
Scholarships   4.7 12 %

Results

From September 1995 to June 2009, 59 doctors have graduated from the programme. 31 of them have studied full-time, 28 part-time. The doctors have been employed in a variety of positions, which can be classified as follows.

  • Research in industry (including consulting, risk management) 39 %
    • Nokia Research Center
    • Accenture
    • Gaia Group
    • Kone
    • Process Vision
    • banks
  • Research in public sector 24 %
    • Finnish Environment Institute
    • Technical Research Center of Finland
    • Finnish Forest Research Institute
    • Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority
  • Universities 24 %
    • Helsinki University of Technology
    • Helsinki School of Economics
    • University of Michigan
    • University of Alberta
    • University of Copenhagen
    • SCANCOR, Stanford University
  • Public administration 9 %
    • The Finnish Defence Forces
  • Other jobs in the private sector 5 %
    • Nokia