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Matti Leikola (email)

Suomalaiset metsätieteelliset väitöskirjat ja niiden laatijat

Leikola M. (1987). Suomalaiset metsätieteelliset väitöskirjat ja niiden laatijat. Acta Forestalia Fennica no. 199 article id 7646. https://doi.org/10.14214/aff.7646

English title: Academic dissertations and doctors in forestry sciences in Finland


The study analyses Finnish academic dissertations in forestry sciences on the basis of number published and yearly trends, length, topic, sources of funding and guidance, and the doctoral candidates’ background and career development before and after disputation.

From 1912–1984, 131 dissertations in forest sciences were published. The majority of them were written in Finnish. The length averaged 151 pages. In general, the more rapidly the dissertation was prepared, the better grade it received.

The majority of doctors in forest sciences come from well-to-do families, in cities located in Southern Finland. They constitute 2–6% of the total number of graduating foresters. At the time of disputation their average age has been 36 years. Doctors have used job changes to improve their position in the hierarchy of their employing institutions.

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Original keywords
metsätieteet; metsäopetus; väitöskirjat

English keywords
Finland; forest education; forest science; post-graduate education; career development; dissertations

Published in 1987

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