Honorary Doctors' Talks

Recipients of honorary doctorates in the field of technology at Aalto University will share key observations from their careers in a public seminar.
Kuva: Aalto-yliopisto, Heli Sorjonen
Photo: Aalto University / Heli Sorjonen

Aalto University celebrates the exceptional careers of the seven new honorary doctors in technology during the Ceremony week of 2023. Join us for the talks where the honorary doctors present key observations from their careers. The event is open for all.

The talks are held in English. There will be a Q&A session and a break for room change after each talk.


Undergraduate Centre, Otakaari 1 M, U wing

Time Hall U5 Hall U6
13:15 L. Herbert Ballou Professor Arto Nurmikko, Brown University, USA Professor Minna Karstunen, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
14:00 Research Director Jyri Kosola, The Finnish Defence Forces, Finland Head of Hull Basic Design Ari Niemelä, Meyer Turku, Finland
14:45 Professor Kurt Mehlhorn, Saarland University, Germany Professor emeritus Hubert Girault, EPFL École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
15:30 Director General Tuula Antola, Omnia, Finland  
U wing lobby
16:00 Coffee & networking


Register here for the talks.

The talks are held on the university campus in Otaniemi. Please note, that the talks will be live streamed and recorded, also photographs will be taken at the event. Please, contact the photographers if you don't want to appear in the photos or videos. Links for the live streams will be added on this website on the event day. 

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Further information: Master of ceremonies Tatu Pohjola, firstname.lastname(at)

Honorary doctors in technology 2023

Aalto University has granted seven Honorary Doctorates of Science in the field of technology. The new honorary doctors have all made significant impact in science, technology and society.

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