Doctoral researchers as student representatives

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The University of Helsinki operates one doctoral school, with a total of 33 doctoral programmes. Each doctoral programme has a steering group consisting of the director and up to eight members, of whom two are doctoral researchers in the programme and up to six are members of teaching and research staff. In addition, the board of the doctoral school has two doctoral researcher representatives. 

The term of office of the steering group is four years, except for the doctoral researcher representatives, whose term is two years. The University of Helsinki PhD Students association (HYVÄT) holds a biennial election, based on which the association suggests the doctoral researcher representatives for steering groups. The final decision on the appointment of student representatives for the steering groups of doctoral programmes is made by the dean of the faculty coordinating each programme.

Serving as a doctoral student representative is a great opportunity to influence decisions on doctoral education and play a role in development work in your doctoral programme and more widely at the University.

For information on the current student representatives of your doctoral programme, see the website of your programme.

Brain & Mind student representatives and Student Council

Doctoral Programme Brain and Mind

Student representatives in the Steering Committee

The Steering Committee Members of the Doctoral Programme Brain & Mind, including two student representatives are listed at the B&M website (contacts & supervision).

B&M Student Council

The B&M Student Council (SC) has representatives from different Universities/Campuses. Student Council organizes the annual Student Symposium and mediates feedback from students to the Steering Committee.


B&M Student Council 2023

organized the Brain & Mind Symposium 2023



B&M Student Council 2022

  • Annika Kluge, Aalto
  • Mila Nurminen, Aalto
  • Anniina Tervi, Helsinki

organized the Brain & Mind Symposium 2022


B&M Student Council 2021

  • Lauri Elsilä, Helsinki, chair
  • Nataliia Martyniuk, Aalto
  • David Micinski, Helsinki
  • Annika Schäfer, Helsinki
  • Vasiliki Gkini, Helsinki

organized the Brain & Mind Symposium 2021


B&M Student Council 2020

  • Angelina Lesnikova, Helsinki, chair
  • Cecilia Cannarozzo, Helsinki
  • Adrien Gigliotta, Helsinki
  • Marko Havu, Aalto
  • Rafael Moliner, Helsinki
  • Anais Virenque, Helsinki

organized the Brain & Mind symposium 2020 


B&M Student Council 2019

  • Kuu Ikäheimo, Helsinki, chair
  • Mikaela Laine, Helsinki
  • Timo Nurmi, Aalto
  • Marta Saez Garcia, Helsinki
  • Sarah Steffens, Helsinki

organized the B&M Symposium 2019


B&M Student Council 2018

  • Pushpa Khanal, Helsinki, chair
  • Giuliano Didio, Helsinki
  • Dovile Kurmanaviciute, Aalto
  • Arun Mahato, Helsinki
  • Ceren Pajanoja, Helsinki 
  • Tuomas Puoliväli, Helsinki
  • Ivan Zubarev, Aalto

organized the B&M Symposium 2018


B&M Student Council 2017

  • Sanna Koskela, chair
  • Merve Senem Fred
  • Hamed Haque
  • Sebnem Kesaf
  • Samuel Kohtala
  • Elina Nagaeva
  • Santeri Rouhinen

organized the B&M Symposium 2017


Full list of all previous (FGSN or) B&M Symposia