Doctoral education

Doctoral programme committee (School of Electrical Engineering)

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 for example the evaluation process of the doctoral theses of an individual student. The doctoral programme committee comprises a chair and 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 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. The committee elects a vice chair from among its members. The committee members have deputy members.

The term of the doctoral programme committee is three calendar years. The term of the current committee continues until the end of year 2022. Student representatives are appointed for one calendar year at a time, by the proposal of the Student Union AYY.

Chairperson, Prof. Ari Sihvola

 Members Deputy members
Prof. Marko Hinkkanen

Prof. Esa Ollila
Prof. Stephan Sigg

Prof. Mervi Paulasto-Kröckel

Prof. Arto Visala
Prof. Matti Lehtonen

Prof. Hele Savin

Prof. Ilkka Tittonen
Prof. Konstantin Simovski

Prof. Antti Oulasvirta

Prof. Riku Jäntti
Prof. Yu Xiao

Prof. Vesa Välimäki 
(Vice Chairperson of the Committee)

Prof. Sergiy Vorobyov
Prof. Risto Wichman

doctoral student Alec Wright 2022 doctoral student Leonardo Fierro 2022

Planning officer: Emma Holmlund
Coordinator Suvi Katajamäki (Secretary)
Coordinator Kitta Peura

Meetings and deadlines 2022

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

Deadlines for proposals Meetings Graduation date Graduation ceremony
Thu 6.10.2022 Fri 28.10.2022 31.10.2022 31.1.2023
Thu 10.11.2022 Fri 25.11.2022 30.12.2022 31.1.2023
Fri 2.12.2022 Mon 19.12.2022 30.12.2022

31.1.2023

 

Winter holiday, no decisions will be made during 23.12.2022 - 6.1.2023

Meetings and deadlines 2023

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

Summer holiday, no decisions will be made during 1.7-9.8.2023

Deadlines for proposals Meetings Graduation date Graduation ceremony
Thu 12.1.2023 Fri 27.1.2023 30.1.2023  
Thu 26.1.2023 Mon 13.2.2023 27.2.2023  
Thu 9.3.2023 Fri 24.3.2023 27.3.2023  
Tue 4.4.2023 Fri 21.4.2023 24.4.2023  
Thu 4.5.2023 Fri 26.5.2023 29.5.2023  
Thu 1.6.2023 Mon 19.6.2023 26.6.2023  

Thu 10.8.2023

Fri 25.8.2023 28.8.2023  
Thu 14.9.2023 Fri 29.9.2023 30.10.2023  
Thu 5.10.2023 Fri 27.10.2023 30.10.2023  
Thu 2.11.2023 Fri 17.11.2023 20.11.2023  
Thu 30.11.2023 Mon 18.12.2023 29.12.2023  

 

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 the doctoral programme;
  3. prepare proposals for the Dean on admission of doctoral students;
  4. appoint the preliminary examiners of doctoral theses and decide on the permission for public defence of the doctoral theses;
  5. appoint the opponent(s) for the doctoral theses;
  6. evaluate the theses;
  7. appoint the examiners of the licentiate theses;
  8. evaluate the licentiate theses; and
  9. perform other duties assigned to it by the Dean or in the degree regulations. 

The committee has assinged the following tasks to the Chair (June 2018):

  1. to appoint a new supervising professor and advisor(s) for the doctoral student, if the supervising professor or thesis advisor(s) change after the start of studies but before the start of the preliminary examination;
  2. to decide on the degree language of the doctoral student and on the topic and language of the licentiate or doctoral thesis, if these change after the start of the studies but before the start of the preliminary examination;
  3. to confirm the study plans of doctoral students however, so that the chair can transfer the student's study plan to the Doctoral Programme Committee, for example, if the decision requires a broader discussion; and
  4. to decide on the time and language of the of public examination of the doctoral thesis and to appoint the custos for it if these if this information is changed;
  5. to confirm the full-time/part-time status changes. The status is defined in admission.
  6. to confirm research field changes after admission.

 

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