Courses for the doctoral programme in development and regeneration

Here you can find the courses we offer and relevant information for both course organisers and students.

Information for course organisers


Tighter restrictions extended to 7 February.
The government has extended its order to authorities to take further measures to increase the proportion of people working remotely. The President’s decision on prioritising only certain educational activities on campus has been updated. You can find the new recommendations as usual on the COVID-19 resource hub along with information on how to act to help reduce the spread of infection.

Consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on KI’s doctoral education
2020-11-19 Information that public defences are not affected by the restrictions of number of people  
2020-10-15 Theoretical doctoral courses will be given remotely until further notice

Information for staff and students regarding COVID-19
Staff and students are urged to keep themselves informed daily in order to find out about and act upon the latest recommendations. KI will now start to plan a return to campus-based teaching this autumn in compliance with the Public Health Agency’s recommendations. In practice, this means that some theoretical topics will continue to be taught remotely to enable campus-based teaching for priority groups and activities.

Risk assessment for campus-based course or other learning activity
Read about the exceptions from distance teaching that are allowed and about the risk assessment that must be done for activities planned for campus location (template included).

Deviations and online activities due to COVID-19
This page describes how to document deviations.

Tips for online teaching 


Here you can find the course catalogue for the spring semester of 2021. The application period for the autumn semester of 2021 will run from 15 April to 17 May 2021.

You can find an overview of the admission workflow and a guide on how to extract applications lists from KIWAS for a specific course in the document section below.


The deadlines for courses that are advertised in the course catalogue for the autumn semester of 2021 are:

Course syllabi

  • Monday 22 February: submission (via KIWAS) of course syllabi (new or revised) for courses that are to be advertised in the course catalogue for the autumn semester (HT21). Please note: no revision is needed if the current syllabus is still up-to-date.
  • Monday 10 May: submission of course syllabi (new or revised) via KIWAS for courses to be given within the research schools
  • Full information about deadlines

Course occasions

  • Monday 15 March: entering of course occasions course occasions in KIWAS for courses that are to be advertised in the course catalogue for the autumn semester (HT21).
  • Monday 31 May: submission of list of planned courses (in template) for courses to be given within the research schools during the autumn semester (HT21).

Applications for funding


A brief guideline for DEVREG course organization, evaluation, and report.

Arranging doctoral courses & activities

Information that you need for planning, implementation and subsequent work.


You can download the report form below (see documents).

Adapting a course

Adapting the course offerings to demand. We are trying to better meet the needs of both doctoral students and post docs for courses by looking into both financing and teacher capacity. To enable us to do this, we will ask course providers to reply to a short survey in case they have had applicants (KI doctoral students and postdocs) that meet the selection criteria for their course, but whom they have not been able to offer a course place. The survey will be sent separately to those stated as course responsible or contact person in the course catalogues for autumn 2019 and spring 2020.

Cancelling a course

A few planned courses are cancelled each semester, mostly due to few applicants. If you have few applicants when the course catalogue has closed for application, the first step can be to consider advertising the course further on the web site for vacancies, if you estimate that you will have enough applicants by prolonging the application period. Send an email to

If a decision is taken (in dialogue with the funding doctoral programme) to cancel a course, please do the following: 1. Inform the students asap 2. Inform the Evaluation Unit so that they will not plan the evaluation of the course 3. Inform the Ladok administrator at you department who will remove the admitted students from the course occasion in Ladok and then, in her/his turn, contact the Ladok support to have the course occasion in Ladok cancelled.

Information for master's students


Syllabus for Advanced Course in Developmental Biology and Regenerative Medicine, 2020 Autumn.