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HICT: 20 funded doctoral student positions

HICT, a joint initiative by Aalto U. and U. of Helsinki has 20 fully funded positions for exceptional doctoral students in algorithms and machine learning, life science informatics, networked systems and other areas.

Location: Helsinki, Finland

The Helsinki Doctoral Education Network in Information and Communications Technology (HICT) is a joint initiative by Aalto University and the University of Helsinki, the two leading universities within this area in Finland. The network involves at present 54 professors and over 200 doctoral students, and the participating units graduate altogether more than 40 new doctors each year.

The activities of HICT are structured along six research area specific tracks:
  • Algorithms and machine learning
  • Creative technologies
  • Life science informatics
  • Networks, networked systems and services
  • Software and service engineering and systems
  • User centered information technology

The quality of research and education in both HICT universities is world-class, but the education is still practically free as there are no tuition fees in the Finnish university system. Helsinki has been ranked as the World's Most Livable City (Monocle, 2011), and is the capital city of Finland, which is in the top 10 of the most highly educated nations in the world (OECD, 2013), and has been selected as the world's best country to live in (Newsweek, 2010).

The participating units of HICT have currently 20 fully funded positions available for exceptional doctoral students.

The call closes on September 30, 2014 at 16:00 EET (UTC+2). For more information and application instructions, visit

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