Doctoral education - everything there is to know about doctoral education at Aalto University

Find doctoral student study guides, supervision instructions, doctoral programmes, support for wellbeing, current news and events and more! 

This hub is for all doctoral students, supervising professors and thesis advisors, as well as applicants and others interested in doctoral education at Aalto University.

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Doctoral page index

Index of all aalto.fi pages about doctoral education

Doctoral education
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Results of the doctoral student yearly follow-up 2023

The results cover the majority of our active doctoral students - all doctoral students are expected to answer the survey every year.

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Our doctoral studies

Our doctoral students pursue the degrees of

Doctor of Arts (Art and Design)
Doctor of Science (Architecture)
Doctor of Science (Economics and Business Administration)
Doctor of Science (Technology)

The target study time is four years of full-time studies.

Doctoral curricula (aalto.fi)

How to apply for doctoral studies?

News and events for doctoral students and faculty

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Significant grants for science from the Finnish Cultural Foundation

A total of thirty individuals and research groups from Aalto University received grants from the Finnish Cultural Foundation for science and art. Professors Harri Lipsanen and Zhipei Sun and their team, were awarded a large grant to develop electronic components mimicking the structure and function of the human brain. Among the grantees is also Professor Mikko Alava, whose team is developing water-resistant foams as substitutes for plastic using AI-based methods.
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Overview of Aalto's open access publications 2023

90 % of Aalto's scientific journal articles published in 2023 are available open access.
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Strikes on 14 and 15 Feb: Impact on studying and student services

The strikes scheduled for 14 and 15 February may affect teaching arrangements, depending on the teacher.
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Unite! Research Week in October 2024 in Grenoble

A networking event focusing on AI, Energy and Industry 4.0 for faculty and doctoral students
Ask a Data Agent Weekly RDM Support Hour 1 - 2 PM on Zoom
For Aalto community Support for teams, Training to support research

Aalto Data Agents weekly zoom support hour

A weekly zoom room to come and ask us anything about research data and open science: data management, data storage, data analysis, data sharing, reproducibility, responsible conduct of research, data privacy, ethics.
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Lectures and seminars

Life in Academia

Life in Academia is a series of talks where experiences are shared, lessons are learned, and new perspectives are embraced.
Jaakko Lehtinen: Research careers are built on communication
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Information sessions, Students

Preparing for your future career after doctoral studies

Information for doctoral students about preparing for their future career
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Information sessions, Other

Finnish work life culture seminar 4 March, 2024

Daniel Valtakari from Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland (TEK) is giving an opportunity to discuss Finnish work life culture. Daniel will provide you useful tips covering many areas of the working environment in Finland.

Next public defences at Aalto University

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Public defences

Public defence in Signal Processing for Communications, M.Sc. Mohsen Abedi

Improving the quality of wireless communication/positioning networks through optimal placement of access points.
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Public defences

Public defence in Biotechnology, M.Sc. (Tech.) Teemu Välisalmi

Exploring silk protein assembly mechanisms for high-performance materials (title of the thesis)
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Public defences

Public defence in Water and Environmental Engineering, M.Sc. (Tech) Lauri Ahopelto

Climate change increases drought-related risks also in Finland. Risk management should be developed in a proactive and comprehensive manner.
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Public defences

Public defence in Advanced Materials and Photonics, M.Sc.(Tech.) Antti Myllynen

Diffusion-Driven Charge Transport in III-V Optoelectronic Devices (title of the thesis)
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Doctoral page index

Index of all aalto.fi pages about doctoral education

Doctoral education
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Doctoral student forms

Doctoral education services' forms for doctoral students.

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Doctoral education services

We support doctoral students, supervising professors, thesis advisors and doctoral programme directors in matters related to doctoral studies.

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