LUT University is developing doctoral education with the MSCA COFUND Systems and Engineering Science Doctorate (SEED) programme for the duration of 60 months with 13 Doctoral Candidates (DC). The programme builds on a versatile scholar programme, a systematic secondment scheme and detailed communication, dissemination and exploitation measures.

The systematic secondment scheme builds on each DC having an academic secondment in a European or international university of high standing and excellence and a non-academic secondment in industry in Finland.

The fields of study and research are software engineering, chemical engineering, industrial engineering & management (IEM), computational engineering, applied mathematics and technical physics. LUT is the main beneficiary, and we have 19 excellent associated partner organisations committed to hosting the DCs during their secondments.

During the SEED programme we will develop more systematic and transparent selection processes for Doctoral Candidates, promote equal opportunities, and improve the quality of supervision and management of doctoral education. This all leads to a doctoral training programme of higher quality career guidance and more systematic skill development increasing the career prospects of the DCs in both academic and non-academic environment.


Project funding 

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

MSCA Doctoral Networks

Project period 



Co-funded by the EU

View SEED webpage

Associated partner organisations

  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

  • Nanyang Technological University

  • National University Of Singapore Public Company Limited By Guarantee

  • Politecnico Di Milano

  • Universita Degli Studi Di Trento

  • Universitaet Mannheim

  • Universiteit Twente

  • ABB Oy

  • CH-Bioforce Oy

  • Electro Optical Systems Finland Oy

  • Greenenergy Finland

  • Haptronics Oy

  • Hyxo Oy

  • Ramboll Finland Oy

  • Roxia Oy

  • Sonotecc Oy

  • Virnex Group Oy

  • Wartsila Oyj Abp

  • Ympäristökonsultointi Ecochange Oy