FinBioNet - Finnish Graduate School Network in Life Sciences is a national network of doctoral training in biosciences and health sciences. Its purpose is to promote research training cooperation and to coordinate research courses. Its infrastructure is financed by the Academy of Finland and it is coordinated by the University of Helsinki.

The Finnish Graduate School system was started in 1995 by the Ministry of Education to improve the quality and effectiveness of research and research training. There are now 25 doctoral programs in health sciences/biotechnology in Finland. They offer 4-year research training programmes leading to the MD/PhD degree. Research training consists of thesis research and 30-60 ECTS of formal studies.

If you have anything to ask about Finnish Graduate School Network in Life Sciences, please contact anita.tienhaara(at)

Upcoming events

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Biomedical and Clinical Doctoral Students’ Council Symposium

November 4-5, University of Helsinki

Open positions

Graduate student positions
Postdoctoral positions
Other positions


Present your research at Innovation for Health and win the Upcoming Scientist Award!
Are you a PhD student and working on cutting-edge research which could innovate current healthcare practices? Would you like to share your research with different parties within the life sciences and healthcare sector? Then grab this chance to present your research project at Innovation for Health on the 5th of February 2015 at Amsterdam RAI Elicium! The best poster presentation will be awarded with the Upcoming Scientist Award and receives €1.000,-! Apply now by submitting your abstract before the 3rd of November via the following link. Look at for more information.

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FinBioNet PhD Symposia

October 2012
Revolutionary Bioscience - from Advanced Technologies to Personalized Medicine

November 2011
Five Senses and Science

September 2010
Visionary Science

June 2009
Rovaniemi and Oulu
Mouse as a Model Organism
– From Animals to Cells

November 2007
Science and Society

October 2006
Life Sciences in Today´s Society

October 2005
Life and Science

August 2004
Interaction & Networks in Biology