Post-doc positions in Finance

Are you looking for a post-doc position as a researcher in finance? Turku Institute for Advanced Studies (TIAS) invites applications for 10 postdoctoral and 12 collegium researcher positions for a fixed-term period of three years. The TIAS research collegium promotes cutting-edge research in humanities and social sciences by recruiting researchers who are committed to interdisciplinary and innovative research. The call for applications opened on 12 February and closes on 13 April 2018. More information is available here.

Dissertation defence

MBA, LL.M. Matti Heikkonen defends his dissertation in Quantitative Methods in Management entitled Essays on latent factor models in finance today in our School. Prof. Luis Alvarez is Matti’s first supervisor and also the custos in the public defence, I had the honour of being the second supervisor. Professor Erik Lindström from Lund University, Sweden, is the opponent in the defence. More information is available here. You can find Matti’s dissertation eventually here.

Call for doctoral studies in Finance at UTU, Turku School of Economics

Doctoral Programme of Turku School of Economics invites applications for fixed-term doctoral candidate positions and study rights of doctoral degrees. The next application period is from September 1st to 20nd. More information can be found from the call for applications.

A limited number of positions are available and only the best applicants are selected. In finance, if you are interested to apply, please contact prof. Mika Vaihekoski (if your research interests are more empirical) or prof. Luis Alvarez (more theoretical/mathematical) at TSE. TSE is a member of the Graduate School of Finance and all our doctoral students are expected to take their coursework.

UTU’s Finance ranked by ShanghaiRanking

ShanghaiRanking (known for its Academic Ranking of World Universities, ARWU) included for the first time University of Turku’s/Turku School of Economics’ Finance on its “Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2017 – Finance”. Looking at their ranking methodology shows that it is actually more like  finance+accounting+economics category (especially in our case), but in any case we were ranked quite nicely, in the top 151-200 category. For more information, see