Corporate collaboration

Join the MEC-funded doctoral pilot at Aalto University 2024-2027

The Ministry of Education and Culture provides funding to universities for piloting new practices in doctoral education in 2024–2027. The pilot aims to increase the mobility of doctoral graduates between universities, businesses, research institutes and other organisations. Aalto University is now looking for companies to join the pilot, either as a project partner or as a career mentor for a doctoral student.
Doctoral hats

Join as a partner

  • Get involved with the student as a thesis advisor and work closely with the university on research
  • Gain visibility on the progress of the project and the right to negotiate for intellectual property rights
  • Collaborate closely with the student with the possibility to recruit once the dissertation is completed

Join as a career mentor

  • Exchange ideas with your student and help them build a career towards the corporate world
  • Network and find new talent to recruit once the dissertation is completed

Distribution of the new doctoral student positions at Aalto University in different fields 

Flagship  programme areas:

  • Quantum QDOC: Quantum science and technology doctoral pilot, 40 positions
  • CIMANET: Circular Materials Bioeconomy Network – From bio-based resources to advanced materials​, 35 positions
  • FCAI: Finnish Doctoral Program Network in Artificial Intelligence, 30 positions
  • PREIN:  Doctoral Education pilot on Photonics Research and Innovation​, 14 positions
  • FAME: Doctoral Education Pilot for Mathematics of Sensing, Imaging and Modelling​, 14 positions
  • DIWA:  Digital Waters Doctoral Education Pilot​, 14 positions
  • EDUCA: The Education for the Future​, 4 positions

Other research fields

  • MIcroELectronics doctoral school pilot​, 10 positions
  • Intelligent Work Machines​, 8 positions
  • Doctoral pilot in Software engineering​, 5 positions
  • Sustainability Transformations​, 4 positions

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Read more about the Doctoral Pilots at Aalto University

Read more about the doctoral pilots in which Aalto is involved. The list and pages below will be updated soon.

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CIMANET Doctoral Education Network

Circular Materials Bioeconomy Network: From bio-based resources to advanced materials (CIMANET).

Doctoral education pilot
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Quantum Doctoral (QDOC) projects at Aalto University

Here you can find all of the projects that are currently open as part of Aalto University's role in the QDOC PhD pilot programme.

Doctoral education pilot
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