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TUCS Newsletter 21.6.2012

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TUCS research program activities in June


TUCS travel grant application round

The deadline for the TUCS travel grant applications for Round 3 is Friday 10th August, 16.00. The travel grant application instructions are available on the TUCS website: http://tucs.fi/education/information-students/travelling-instructions-phd-students/

Any applications arriving after the deadline will automatically be moved to Round 4 for consideration.


TUCS short courses funding application round

The deadline for TUCS short course applications for Round 2 is Friday 10th August, 16.00. Applications should contain the following information:

The applications should be submitted to TUCS by email (tucs@abo.fi) by the deadline. Priority will be given to courses that are not part of the normal curriculum.

The applicant's home department is responsible for the practical arrangements, including travel plans and invoices, as well as travel, and salary costs. If the application is approved, the real costs or the granted amount, depending on which is less, should be invoiced from TUCS by the department.


TUCS PhD Student Toolkit

TUCS PhD Student Toolkit course was held at lecture room Beta on 25.5. and 1.6. The presentations from both course days are now available on TUCS website: http://tucs.fi/news/article/tucsphdstudenttoolkit.php


Professor Christer Carlsson receives the Kaufmann prize gold model

The international association for fuzzy-set management and economy awards the VII KAUFMANN PRIZE GOLD MEDAL to Professor Christer Carlsson for his research into uncertain management and economy (Reus, June 8th 2012).


Best paper award to TUCS PhD student Peter Sarlin

ÅA/IT and TUCS paper received the "Best Paper Award" at Bank of Finland. Peter Sarlin and Tuomas Peltonen received the "Best Paper Award" at Bank of Finland Institute for Economies in Transition (BOFIT) in 2011 for the paper entitled "Mapping the State of Financial Stability". For further information, see the homepage of BOFIT http://www.suomenpankki.fi/bofit/bofit/ajankohtaista/tapahtumat/Pages/best2011.aspx


ICEE 2012 Conference

The International Conference on Engineering Education 2012 (ICEE 2012) will be arranged in Turku 30.7.-3.8.2012. The main theme of the conference is Contributing to Success through Innovations in Engineering Education. The main venue of the conference is the ICT Building.



Courses on transferable skills at University of Turku

Continuous seminars & courses

First Article Language Checking Service
Time: 1.3.-31.12.2012- nb! summer break 15.6.-15.8.2012
Target group: PhD students at the University of Turku working on their first article for publication (in English)
Organizers: The University of Turku Language Centre and UTUGS

Life after PhD - Seminars in the Fall 2012
Time & Place:
- 10.9.2012 at 13.00-16.00, Lecture Hall II, University Main Building
- 08.10.2012 at 14.00-16.00, Lecture Hall II, University Main Building
- 05.11.2012 at 14:00 - 16:00, Lecture Hall II, University Main Building
- 11.12.2012 at 14:00 - 16:00, Tauno Nurmela lecture hall, University Main Building
Target group: PhD students, supervisors, other researchers and those interested in the topic
Further information: eeva.sievi(at)utu.fi
Organizer: UTUGS

Frontiers of Science Seminars
Time: on Thursdays at 12.00
Place: Mauno Koivisto Centre auditorium, BioCity (Tykistökatu 6, Turku)
Organizers: Biomaterials Research, Centre for Reproductive and Developmental Medicine, Diagnostic Technologies and Applications, Receptor Program, Systems Biology Program, Program for Infection Biology and Infectious Diseases, Doctoral Programmes participating in Turku BioNet

Tieteen popularisointi – näin kerron tutkimuksestani (1 op)
Tohtorikoulutettava kirjoittaa väitöskirjatutkimuksestaan lyhyen (max. 4500 merkkiä) ja yleistajuisen jutun, luetuttaa tekstin ensin ohjaajallaan ja jatkaa tekstin työstämistä Suomen Akatemian tiedottajan Risto Alatarvaan kanssa. Valmis juttu julkaistaan Suomen Akatemian Tietysti.fi-sivustolla.
Järjestäjä: UTUGS ja Suomen Akatemia
Lisätietoja: Eeva Sievi (eeva.sievi-at-utu.fi, 040-1612970) ja Risto Alatarvas (risto.alatarvas-at-aka.fi, 040-828 0648)

'Suomen kielen klinikka' for international students and staff
Target group: all non-Finnish speakers at the university who already are at the level of being able to express themselves in written and oral Finnish (=B to C-level)
Further information: Markku Nikulin (marnik-at-utu.fi)
Organizer: suomen kielen oppiaine


Tutkimus ja Tekijänoikeudet
Aika: 5.9.2012 klo 8.30-16.00
Paikka: Tauno Nurmela -luentosali, Turun yliopiston päärakennus
Ilmoittautuminen: 27.8.2012 mennessä www-ilmoittautumislomakkeella: http://www.webropolsurveys.com/Answer/SurveyParticipation.aspx?SDID=Fin512769&SID=33eee8d0-33ec-4b4b-b738-e9cbee1b4afa&dy=452567161
Lisätietoja: eeva.sievi-at-utu.fi
Järjestäjät: IPR University Center , Oikeustieteellisen tiedekunnan tohtoriohjelma & UTUGS

Academic Writing (2 ECTS)
NEW TIME: on Tuesdays starting 11.9.2012 at 12.30-14.00 (10 times)
Place: to be announced
Registration: by 31.8.2012 via eRegistration (max. 16 participants)
Organizer: UTUGS

Academic Presentation Skills (2 ECTS)
Time: on Thursdays starting 13.9.2012 at 14-16 (10 times)
Place: to be announced
Registration: by 3.9.2012 via eRegistration (max. 12 course participants)
Organizer: UTUGS

Life Course Research
Time: 14.9.-15.10.2012 (see the programme for details)
Place: Seminar room 471 (4th floor), Publicum (Assistentinkatu 7)
Instructor: Juho Härkönen (jupehar-at-utu.fi), Department of Social Research, University of Turku
Registration: by 7.9.2012 to marja.andersson-at-utu.fi
Organizer: Doctoral Programme of the Faculty of Social Sciences

Työoikeutta tutkimuksen ammattilaisille (3 op)
Aika ja paikka:
Ke 19.9. klo 13-17 (Cal 3, Vänrikinkatu 2)
To 20.9. klo 13-17 (Cal 3, Vänrikinkatu 2)
Ti 25.9. klo 14-17 (Cal 3, Vänrikinkatu 2)
Ke 26.9. klo 14-17 (Cal 3, Vänrikinkatu 2)
Vastuuopettajat: työoikeuden professori Martti Kairinen ja professori Kevät Nousiainen
Ilmoittautuminen: 6.9.2012 mennessä www-ilmoittautumislomakkeella
Järjestäjä: UTUGS


Open jobs at University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University

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