Doctoral Programme in Systems Analysis, Decision Making and Risk Management
Doctoral Programme in Systems Analysis, Decision Making and Risk Management

The doctoral programme is organized by a consortium of Finnish university units. It promotes research in the field of operations research and involves supervising professors from all major Finnish university units in this field. The units' research is characterized by problem-oriented development and application of mathematical models to the decision support and model-based research and analyses of planning and decision problems in business, governmental and other organizations.

The core research areas of the doctoral programme include Optimization, Decision Analysis, Behavioral Decision Making, Efficiency Analysis, Foresight and Innovation Management, Portfolio Decision Analysis, Modeling and Simulation, Multiobjective Optimization, Systems Thinking, Systems Intelligence, Environmental Management, Climate Policy, Game Theory, Neuroeconomics, e-Commerce, Negotiations, Soft Computing, Real Option Valuation.

The supervising professors of the doctoral programme are internationally renowned scholars. Many of them have received significant scientific awards and established themselves in the editorial staffs of leading journals. They provide a strong network for doctoral education. The doctoral programme's advisory board is a link and a discussion forum between economic life and public administration and the doctoral programme and deepens collaboration between researchers and end-users of research.

Research of highest standards, internationality and doctoral students' active participation in research projects are key principles of the programme.

Participating groups and institutions:

To get more information on the doctoral programme, please contact
the director of the doctoral programme: Prof. Raimo P. Hämäläinen, tel: +358-9-470 2 3054, email: or
the coordinator of the doctoral programme: Antti Punkka, tel. +358-9-470 2 5885, email:

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