Finnish Doctoral Programme in Computational Sciences, FICS (in Finnish: Laskennallisten tieteiden tohtoriohjelma) is a network of 22 departments in 9 universities in Finland.
Computational science forms a new "third pillar" of scientific inquiry, complementing theory and experimentation.
FICS brings together the core methodological topics and important fields of application of computational sciences:
(1) Computational Statistics and Information Technology
(2) Numerical and Applied Mathematics
(3) Computational Physics
(4) Computational Biology
(5) Future Computational Sciences (economics, medicine, agriculture, humanities, ecology, neuroscience etc.)
FICS acts as a channel for cooperation in research and thesis supervision. It organizes courses, summer schools, research visits etc. and gives travel stipends. FICS offers funded and non-funded positions for excellent doctoral students for a maximum of 4 years.