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Finnish Doctoral Network for Music Research


The Finnish Doctoral Network for Music Research is comprised of eight universities: Sibelius Academy, the University of Helsinki, the Universities of Eastern Finland, Jyväskylä, Oulu, Tampere and Turku, and Åbo Akademi.

The central operating principle of the network is upholding the preceding Doctoral Programme in Music Research (2012–2015), that is, supporting national multidisciplinary research on music and the surrounding cultural reality.

NOTE: This network does not award doctoral degrees. It exists to further collaboration in doctoral studies and supervision between music research units in Finnish universities. If you are interested in doctoral studies in Finland, kindly contact the professor(s) working in university department(s) that appear most suitable for your topic and approach.Also, there are no funded doctoral student positions available in the network itself: all doctoral students within the network are post-graduate students of the partner universities.

null Pub­lic ex­am­i­na­tion of the artis­tic doc­toral de­gree of Kr­ishna Na­garaja (Uniarts)

The public examination of Krishna Nagaraja’s PhD project ‘Polska Travels: Composing (at) the Crossroads’ will take place on June 20, 2022 at noon, at the University of the Arts Helsinki (Black Box, Music Centre). The artistic committee will consist of Sinikka Kontio (chair), Kristiina Ilmonen, Assi Karttunen, Kreeta-Maria Kentala, Jouko Kyhälä, and Olli Virtaperko. Saijaleena Rantanen will be acting as chair.

The event is will be livestreamed on YouTube: (short video teaser available here: For more details about the event, please see