KATAJA courses are developed and organized by professors at the KATAJA member universities together with international faculty. The process for proposing new courses depends on whether it is a methods course or a subject course.

The offering of method courses is decided on annually in the KATAJA spring meeting (for the following calendar year). The deadline for sending in proposals for methods courses is March 31st. Decisions on course proposals will be sent out to the course organizers in June. If you are planning a new methods course proposal, please contact KATAJA coordinator Pekka Saarikorpi ( for further instructions and templates for course description and budget.

Proposals on new subject courses can be submitted on a continuous basis to the corresponding graduate school. However, it is notable that the handling of many subject courses follows a timeline similar to methods courses, depending on the meeting schedules of each GS and the amount of proposals received each year. For contact details, please navigate to the section ‘Graduate Schools’ from the menu above.

Through all subjects, KATAJA strives to offer high quality courses that also foster students’ networking both nationally and internationally. Therefore, priority is given to course proposals involving international faculty.