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 education pilot

We are hiring 178 new doctoral researchers - get your doctorate from Aalto

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Info session series for doctoral students

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

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Aalto Doctoral Orientation Days 5.-6.6.2024

Essential information for the first year of your doctoral studies - and later!

Events

How to apply for doctoral studies?

Find out what is required of applicants and what can our doctoral studies offer!

Find out more and apply!
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News and events for doctoral students and faculty

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Awards and Recognition, Campus, Research & Art Published:

Aalto Open Science Award ceremony brought together Aaltonians to discuss open science

Last week we gathered at A Grid to celebrate the awardees of the Aalto Open Science Award 2023 and discuss open science matters with the Aalto community.
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Tell us what kind of MyCourses workspace helps your learning

Survey to develop course workspaces for language learning
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Find our doctoral community at Aalto Social

Follow the posts, share and discuss anything related to doctoral education at Aalto Social.
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Call for doctoral student tutors, June 2024

Sign-up to be a tutor for new doctoral students as part of the Doctoral Orientation Days 5-6 June 2024!
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 support hour on Zoom

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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Information sessions, Students

Researcher mobility - new date 30.5.!

Information for doctoral students about different possibilities for international mobility
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Campus, Conferences, Networking

Open Science and Research Summer Conference 2024 (external link)

Welcome to the summer conference on open science hosted by Aalto University.
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Information sessions, Networking, Students

Aalto Doctoral Orientation Days 5.-6.6.2024

Essential information for the first year of your doctoral studies - and later!

Next public defences at Aalto University

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Public defences

Public defence in Chemical Engineering, M.Sc. (Tech.) Jihong Yim 

Conformality of atomic layer deposition analysed via experiments and modelling: case study of zinc oxide for catalytic applications (title of the thesis)
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Public defences

Public defence in Mechanical Engineering, M.Sc. Tomi J. Lindroos

Replacing fossil fuels in district heating – modelling investments, impacts and uncertainties (Title of the Thesis)
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Public defences

Public defence in Industrial Engineering and Management, Lis.Sc.(Tech) Olli-Jaakko Kupiainen

Employees promote organizational changes in enterprise social media discussions while monitoring and evaluating their workplace’s interests
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Public defences

Public defence in Engineering Physics, M.Sc. Lotta Gustavsson

In the dissertation, ionic interactions were harvested for the development for new functional materials.
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Doctoral page index

Index of all aalto.fi pages about 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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