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Call for doctoral student representatives 2024 (Doctoral Programme Committees and Doctoral Education Working Group)

Apply to represent doctoral students in your School's Doctoral Programme Committee or Aalto University's Doctoral Education Working Group (DEWG)

Aalto University Student Union (AYY) has opened a call for applications for doctoral student representatives in the Aalto University Doctoral Programme Committees and the Doctoral Education Working Group (DEWG) for the year 2024. The call closes on 8 November 2023 at 12 noon.

How to apply

The  application is done via the electronic application form available at https://beta.halloped.fi/

Direct links for each application:

DEWG: https://beta.halloped.fi/aalto.fi/search-and-apply/717

ARTS: https://beta.halloped.fi/aalto.fi/search-and-apply/723

BIZ: https://beta.halloped.fi/aalto.fi/search-and-apply/718

CHEM: https://beta.halloped.fi/aalto.fi/search-and-apply/719

ELEC: https://beta.halloped.fi/aalto.fi/search-and-apply/722

ENG: https://beta.halloped.fi/aalto.fi/search-and-apply/720

SCI: https://beta.halloped.fi/aalto.fi/search-and-apply/721

The application instructions and the regulations for student representatives can be found on the Aalto University Student Union website at www.ayy.fi/en/student-representatives.

Criteria for selection

All doctoral students of Aalto University who have enrolled attending are eligible to apply to their own schools Doctoral Programme Committee and to DEWG.

The proposal for the decision is made based on the applications. The application should clearly show the applicant’s field of study, School, experience relevant to the position, and their ability to hold their position for the duration of the term of office. The criteria used for selection include interest in and commitment to the task, proven knowledge of influencing work in an administrative organ, and contacts to students via e.g. organisations or other types of activity. Representation from different fields of expertise or study, and the stage of the candidates’ studies, are also taken into consideration when making the selection.

The Student Union also wishes international doctoral students and doctoral students of all genders to apply for the student representative positions.

Application process

The names of the applicants and their applications may be handed to the associations of Aalto University Student Union for the purpose of giving recommendations when choosing the student representatives in administration.

The Board of Aalto University Student Union makes the proposal (in the case of DEWG the decision) of the student representatives by 9 November 2023. Aalto University makes the nomination.

Further information and help for applying

Teemu Palkki
Policy Specialist, Academic Affairs
Student Union AYY
[email protected], +358 50 520 9438

More information on the work of Doctoral programme committees

The work of the doctoral programmes is guided by each School's Doctoral programme committee. The committee 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.

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.

Detail of an artwork from Dipoli building / Photo by Aalto University, Mikko Raskinen

Doctoral programme committee (School of Business)

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.

Detail of an artwork from Dipoli building / Photo by Aalto University, Mikko Raskinen

Doctoral programme committee (School of Chemical 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 the evaluation process of the doctoral theses of individual students, among other things.

Detail of an artwork from Dipoli building / Photo by Aalto University, Mikko Raskinen

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.

Detail of an artwork from Dipoli building / Photo by Aalto University, Mikko Raskinen

Doctoral programme committee (School of 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 the evaluation process of the doctoral theses of individual students, among other things.

Detail of an artwork from Dipoli building / Photo by Aalto University, Mikko Raskinen

Doctoral Programme Committee (School of Science)

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.

Detail of an artwork from Dipoli building / Photo by Aalto University, Mikko Raskinen

More information on the work of DEWG

Aalto University Doctoral Education Working Group develops the university’s doctoral education, discusses the mutual issues on doctoral education and prepares the university guidelines.

Doctoral Education Working Group (DEWG)

The President has appointed the Aalto University Doctoral Education Working Group, which develops the university’s doctoral education, discusses the mutual issues on doctoral education and prepares the university guidelines.

Dipoli by Tuomas Uusheimo

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