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.
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.
News and events for doctoral students and faculty
Is wood brown, blue, yellow, or transparent? Researchers discovered ways to make transparent and colourful coatings from woodResearchers have succeeded in developing new types of coatings from lignin in trees. The invention has many potential uses, for example in anti-fogging coatings, where it can replace highly toxic chemicals.
Completing a doctoral degree alongside work – the thesis opened the doors to the product and technology development of a deep-tech companyKarita Kinnunen-Raudaskoski and Jani Lehmonen have both graduated as doctors of chemical engineering from Aalto University and for them, writing a doctoral thesis alongside regular work meant long hours but was also highly rewarding.
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Management of doctoral education at Aalto University
Doctoral education is lead at the School level by the Director of the doctoral programme and the Doctoral programme Committee (DPC). At the University level the Aalto University Doctoral Education Working Group (DEWG) develops doctoral education, discusses mutual issues and prepares university level guidelines on doctoral education.