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LUT Doctoral School template of a preliminary study plan
(pdf, research plan and supervision plan included), Word-version - updated 12.7.2018
Practical tips for doctoral students (Belt, Möttönen, Härkönen/University of Oulu, 2010, pdf)
Tips for writing scientific journal articles (Belt, Möttönen, Härkönen/University of Oulu, 2011, pdf)
Recommendation of the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity (TENK): Supervision of doctoral dissertations and their review process in Finland with a special emphasis on research integrity, 2018
LUT username and activating it
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The Student Union of LUT? The student card?
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Please note! Trains (VR) and buses (Matkahuolto) do not offer discounts for doctoral students. Food on student price or services of YTHS (FSHS =Finnish Student Health Service) are not available either. This is why the voluntary student union membership fee is lower for doctoral students.
LUT Doctoral School recommends that a supervision plan is made at the very beginning of the doctoral studies and updated when needed. The plan helps to communicate the general principles of good supervision and offers a tool to outline the supervision process from the student's and the supervisor's point of view.
The supervision plan also explains the responsibilities of the student, the supervisor(s) and other possible parties involved.
The supervision plan is now part of the preliminary study and research plan (see LUT Doctoral School model available in the top left-hand corner section of this page).
Doctoral Research Assessment Tool
The student and the supervisor can use the doctoral research assessment tool when discussing the progress of the dissertation manuscript. The research assessment tool provides common frame and terminology for discussions.
LUT Doctoral School recommends the assessment tool for all students and supervisors.
Career planning and employment
The Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity (TENK), Universities Finland UNIFI and the Rectors' Conference of Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences Arene ry and the Academy of Finland have together drafted a model curriculum vitae that complies with good scientific practice.
Aarresaari - Academic Career Services in Finland
On Aarresaari web pages you find information on doctors' career monitoring and tools for career planning and job-seeking.
For new LUT employees
The contact person at LUT is Ms. Victoria Kompanets (a presenting official for ethics issues); further information is available on LUT intranet.
Lappeenranta Academic Library
Lappeenranta Academic Library web pages offer information for searching printed or electronic materials and on accessing them.
Issues related to publishing dissertations: firstname.lastname@example.org