Contents: Agnieszka Bitner: The Finnish Licenciate Degree in Germanic Philology - Arzu Çöltekin: Karonkka - Seven years in Finland - Jukka M. Krisp: The Technical University of Helsinki and its Doctoral Education - Andreas McKeough: From Finland with Love - Recollections and Reflections of an Academic Emigrant - Piret Paal: Ambivalence, Cancer Narratives, and Passion - Tarmo Pikner: Catching Rhythms of the Extended University Sphere - Rangsima Sunila: A PhD in Geoinformatics - Michael Szurawitzki: A Doctorate in Germanic Philology in Finland - Process, Challenges, Perspectives - Mischa Theis: A triangular PhD experience - Germany, Canada, Finland.
This volume is a collection of essays on the process of obtaining a PhD degree at a Finnish university. The contributors share the common background of coming to Finland from abroad especially for the purpose of taking up PhD studies. They hail from different countries and academic backgrounds and obtained their degrees at different Finnish universities from Helsinki in the south of the country up to Oulu in the north. Moreover, they studied and conducted research at different faculties. The individual processes, academic, social, and cultural experiences and challenges form the core of the individual essays.