Degree requirements and studies in general
The PhD degree is granted by the parent universities and students must follow the degree requirements of the university where they are enrolled.
The degree requirements usually include taking courses and seminars in the research field as well as in more general subjects such as research ethics, and writing a PhD thesis
Hecse special courses
Every year, each of the three thematic areas organizes a short course (~4 ects) on a current topic. Distinguished foreign visitors will be invited to give these lectures.
Special courses of the parent universities
The parent universities offer similar special courses for PhD students in the research areas of Hecse.
The parent universities and HIIT organize several research seminars yearly, many of them led by long-term foreign visitors to the units.
Lectures by visiting scientists
The units host a large number of academic visitors to research groups in Hecse, and the guest lectures are an important component of education. The costs are covered by the parent universities.
English courses for researchers
Hecse offers English language courses primarily for new PhD students. The course aims at improving the presentation and communication capabilities needed in international meetings and collaboration.
Courses in general studies
Both universities offer courses in general studies such as research ethics, the philopsphy of research, international activities and general expertise studies.
Hecse summer/autumn/winter school
Hecse annually organizes an intensive 2-3 day summer (autumn/winter) school, some of them as national or international collaboration. The summer schools have some invited presentations by expert speakers, and numerous student sessions. All Hecse students are invited to participate.
Network of Finnish Doctoral Programmes in Computer Science
Hecse is part of the National Network of Finnish doctoral programmes of computer science, Figsit. The network provides wider training opportunitiesfor their students, high quality joint events, quality control and improvement, and peer support for both students and supervisors.