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.



Art work of twigs forming a web

Doctoral page index

Index of all pages about doctoral education

Doctoral education
Artworkd from Dipoli, dozens of drop-shaped blue glass artefacts

Info session series for doctoral students

Get information and ask questions about various essential issues related to doctoral studies and research.

Doctoral education
Aalto-yliopisto / tohtoreiden hatut

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 (

How to apply for doctoral studies?

News and events for doctoral students and faculty

Student Guide illustration, news items
Studies Published:

Study languages and communication – register for KiViTa courses now!

KiViTa is a selection of language and communication courses offered through a collaboration between several higher education institutions in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area.
Quantum Explorations. Photo: Mikko Raskinen.
For Aalto community Research & Art Published:

Provide feedback on defects in the assessment practices of scientific journals

Publication Forum collects experiences of defects in the quality assessment practices of scientific journals by all publishers. Feedback given by March 25, 2024, will be included in the spring evaluation, but feedback can also be provided later.
Otaniemi seafront pictured in the summer with the Aalto logo and event title, and VTT and Open Science logos overlayed.
Campus, Cooperation, Research & Art Published:

Open Science and Research Summer Conference 2024 will be hosted by Aalto University

Aalto University is co-organising the Open Science and Research Summer Conference 2024 with the National Coordination of Open Science and Research, and VTT.
Eemeli Mölsä being promoted as doctor
Cooperation, University Published:

Doctoral level expertise is needed as ABB is engineering the energy transition

Joint doctoral research projects between Aalto University and ABB are training scientists to develop the cutting-edge products needed in the future.
man and woman working with laptop
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.
Photo_Writing outdoors_designed by Freepik.
Information sessions, Students

Workshop on writing article thesis summary

Support for doctoral students writing their article thesis summary
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.
Student Guide, tapahtumakuva

Beat the Blues: Friends and festivals

Beat the Blues event in March is dedicated to finding friends and the upcoming Finnish summer.

Next public defences at Aalto University

Temperature profile of directly initiated Hydrogen/Air detonation: illustrating Richtmyer-Meshkov (RM) and detonation cellular i
Public defences

Public defence in Mechanical Engineering, M.Sc. Ali Shahanaghi

Numerical modeling of thermal stratification driven combustion regimes (Title of the Thesis)
Light emission from a demonstrated DDCT-LED.
Public defences

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

Diffusion-driven charge transport redefines III–V optoelectronics by providing enhanced efficiency and unlocking new device concepts
Kuvassa Aalto-yliopiston kauppatieteen tohtorinhattu
Public defences

Defence of Thesis in Accounting, Antti Niemelä, MSc

The title of the Thesis: "Essays on the Implications of an Employee-empowering Agile Management Approach on Management control Elements"
Painting of a dry landscape with dried up trees.
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.
Art work of twigs forming a web

Doctoral page index

Index of all pages about doctoral education

Doctoral education
A symbol of a square with a dot in it visualizing forms

Doctoral student forms

Doctoral education services' forms for doctoral students.

Doctoral education

Doctoral education services

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

  • Published:
  • Updated: