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The Finnish Graduate School on Applied Bioscience: Bioengineering, Food & Nutrition, Environment, i.e. the ABS Graduate School, forms a significant and wide national education and research network in food sciences. It was established in the beginning of 1995 as a partnership between the institutions of the following four universities and four research institutes: University of Helsinki, University of Turku, University of Eastern Finland, Aalto University, Agrifood Research Finland, the Finnish Food Safety Authority (Evira), National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT). In addition to the deep know-how in the research field, the strength of the partners is wide co-operation, tight connections to the food industry and food organizations, strong know-how in the key areas of the food industry and extensive international relations. The aim of the ABS Graduate School is to strengthen the knowledge in the field and to train multi-disciplinarily high-level researchers for universities and research institutes, profound experts for food research institutes and food companies as well for the administration and international organizations.

The training of PhD students takes place in research groups. The requirements for a doctor’s degree are those established by the associated university in which the student is registered for a doctor’s degree.

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Department of Food Hygiene and Environmental Health
University of Helsinki
Finland (FI)


+358 (0)9 191 58213

Administration contact

Laila Huumonen