Doctoral education

Doctoral programme committee (School of Arts, Design and Architecture)

The Doctoral programme committee of the School decides about developing the content of the doctoral programme, prepares the curriculum and admission criteria and makes various decisions related to the evaluation process of the doctoral theses of individual students, among other things. The doctoral degree committee comprises a chair and 4 – 6 professorial members merited in doctoral education and representing the central fields of research of the school. In addition, the committee has a doctoral student member representing the fields of research of the school.

Members of the Doctoral Programme Committee

The doctoral programme committee comprises a chair and 4 – 6 professorial members merited in doctoral education and representing the central fields of research of the school. One of the professorial members may be from another school within Aalto University. In addition, the committee has a doctoral student member representing the fields of research of the school. The committee elects a vice chair from among its members. The committee may have deputy members.

The term of the Doctoral Programme Committee is four calendar years. The term of the current committee continues until the end of year 2023. Student representatives are appointed for one calendar year at a time, by the proposal of the Student Union AYY.

Chairperson, Vice Dean Turkka Keinonen

 Members Deputy members
Prof. Susanna Helke
Dept. of Film, Television and Scenography
(Vice Chairperson of the Committee)
Prof. Sofia Pantouvaki
Dept. of Film, Television and Scenograph
prof. Laura Beloff
Dept. of Art and Media
Prof. Masood Masoodian
Dept. of Art and Media
Prof. Toni Kotnik
Dept. of Architecture
Prof. Ranja Hautamäki
Dept. of Architecture
Prof. Sampsa Hyysalo
Dept. of Design
Prof. Guy Julier
Dept. of Design
doctoral student Jun Yang 2022 doctoral student Talvikki Kollman 2022

Secretary: Planning officer Päivi Väätänen

Meetings and deadlines 2022-2023

Doctoral students will be informed of the decisions concerning them after the meeting.

Deadlines for proposals Meetings
Thu 11.8.2022 Mon 22.8.2022
Thu 8.9.2022 Tue 20.9.2022
Thu 13.10.2022 Tue 25.10.2022
Thu 10.11.2022 Tue 22.11.2022
Thu 1.12.2022 Tue 13.12.2022
Thu 12.1.2023 Tue 24.1.2023
Thu 2.2.2023 Tue 14.2.2023
Thu 9.3.2023 Tue 21.3.2023
Thu 6.4.2023 Tue 18.4.2023
Thu 11.5.2023 Tue 23.5.2023
Thu 8.6.2023 Tue 20.6.2023

Tasks of the Committee

The doctoral programme committee shall

  1. develop the content of the doctoral programmes and the joint studies offered by the school;
  2. put forth proposals to the school academic committee on the fields of research in doctoral programmes;
  3. prepare proposals for the Dean on admission of doctoral students;
  4. appoint the preliminary examiners of dissertations and decide on the permission for public defence of dissertation;
  5. appoint the opponents for doctoral dissertations;
  6. evaluate the dissertations;
  7. appoint the examiners of licentiate theses;
  8. evaluate licentiate theses; and
  9. perform other duties assigned to it by the Dean or in the degree regulations.

In addition, the doctoral programme committee shall, unless it has assigned the chair to decide on any of the matters:

  1. appoint a supervising professor and advisor(s) for the doctoral student;
  2. decide on the degree language of the doctoral student, and on the topic and language of the licentiate's or doctoral thesis;
  3. confirm the individual study plans of doctoral students;
  4. decide on the time and language of the of public defence of the doctoral dissertation, and appoint the custos for it.

Bylaws of the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture 22.3.2018

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