LabourNet organizes two seminars per year where its students have the opportunity to gain feedback for papers they are working on and discuss ideas with their peers, supervisors, other members and guest speakers. In addition to these seminars at least one conference and one online course is run by the graduate school annually. Our partnerships with other institutes work to the advantage of our international and local students who are regularly informed about training opportunities within Scandinavia and in other parts of Europe.
Continue reading to learn more about the content of the studies within LabourNet, the current teaching program, and about how and when to apply for membership and funding.
LabourNet's teaching program is organized such that a Master's graduate aiming to complete a post-graduate qualification is able to complete their studies within four years. Hence learning takes place in three main arenas:
Theoretical and methodological courses are organized in cooperation with our partner universities and institutes, as well as with Finnish and foreign experts with the aim of
the courses being relevant to all of our members. Examples of courses include:
Thematic seminars are organized, often in conjunction with the biannual LabourNet seminars. We take full advantage of the broad network of cooperation the graduate school enjoys and invite guest speakers with expertise in the field under discussion.
Study periods abroad are taken up by several students each year. LabourNet has funding available to assist with some of the costs of participation. A study period can be anything from 3 days, to several weeks, to several months. Some examples of successful applications for study periods abroad during the period 2006-2014 include:
In addition to the aforementioned study arenas, we encourage our students to present a paper at a minimum of one conference per year, thereby gaining and exchanging knowledge and keeping up with the developments and latest discussions in their field.
LabourNet courses 2014-2015 will be published soon.
Students may apply to become a member of LabourNet whether they have begun their doctoral studies or not and regardless of the university that they are affiliated to. However, in order to receive financial assistance in the form of grants or funding, students must be registered at a Finnish university.
Doctoral students are encouraged to apply for non-funded membership at any point in time and gain from active participation in the graduate school.
All applications should be sent to electronically to the LabourNet coordinator, and should contain the following: