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1145006 Research Project Management, 2 Cp 
Code 1145006  Validity 01.01.2011 -
Name Research Project Management  Abbreviation Research Projec 
Credits2 Cp  Date of expiry  
TypeGraduate Studies Subject0000 Undefined 
ClassStudy Unit  Hours  
Study right   GradingFail-Pass 
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Organisation UEF Doctoral School 

Merja Lyytikäinen 

Learning outcomes 

After completing the course, student

  • knows the basic concepts and processes of project management
  • recognizes the most proper funding sources for the doctoral and post-doctoral phase
  • understands the basic concepts of budgeting and is able to prepare budgets for the research projects
  • is familiar with IPR practices and agreements in research context
  • is able to prepare a communication and dissemination plan f
  • understands the significance of leadership and principles of successful group work
  • has gained transferable skills in popularization of science and group working

The course aims to give an introduction to project management in general with the special focus on research project management. The topics include: basics of project management (phases, actors, resourcing, risk management), preparation and evaluation of a research plan, most important funding sources for research, budgeting (cost models, cost categories, procurement etc.), IPR (patents, trademarks, copyrights etc.), agreements (e.g. transfer of rights), communication (internal and external), dissemination of research results and data, leadership role, skills and responsibilities.  

Modes of study 

Independent studying

Teaching methods 


Evaluation criteria 



Merja Lyytikäinen


doctoral students


Every academic year

Further information 

University lecturer Merja Lyytikäinen (p. 050 360 6382,


Letter (J, K) in front of the name of the course/exam indicates the campus on which teaching or exam takes place: J = Joensuu, K = Kuopio.

Present and future teaching
Functions Name Type Cp Teacher Timetable
Registration not started Research Project Management  Web course  Merja Lyytikäinen  11.01.21 -28.02.21

Future exams
No exams