Aalto Doctoral Programme in Electrical Engineering

This site is the student study guide for the Aalto Doctoral Programme in Electrical Engineering. Here you will find the programme curriculum as well as detailed guidelines for planning your studies. All the materials and instructions are for the students in the programme. If you are interested in applying to the programme, follow the link at the bottom of this page, to the application page.

Aalto Doctoral Programme in Electrical Engineering is organized by the School of Electrical Engineering.


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More than 200 journals will be downgraded to level 0 in the Publication Forum from the beginning of 2024

Downgraded journals are published by more than 160 publishers. During the spring 2024, the panels of the Publication Forum will review the journals of MDPI, Frontiers and Hindawi. The journals should not be evaluated solely by the publisher, but consideration should be given to the choice of the publication channel.
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Competetive funding to enhance doctoral education in Finland 2024-2027

In the years 2024–2027, the Ministry of Education and Culture will finance a doctoral education pilot. The call opens on the 15th November and closes on the 29th November. Aalto has an internal procedure for the applications.
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It is time to vote! How do we use 13,000 euros for the wellbeing of students?

At the beginning of the fall 2023, students were given the opportunity to brainstorm how the university should use 13,000 euros to improve student well-being on campus. Now it's time to vote for the best idea to be implemented during the spring of 2024.


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Do you need to update your publication list for this year's reporting? Would you like your ACRIS profile to reflect your research better? Or are you wondering what ACRIS is in the first place? Welcome to the ELEC ACRIS drop-in session online!
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Doctoral Pathway

Doctoral pathway  
Doctoral education hub Most information for doctoral students is available on the Doctoral student study guide pages for all Schools. The information marked with ELEC below is School specific.
Before your studies (applicants)
Beginning your doctoral studies 
(Doctoral student study guide)
During your doctoral studies
(Doctoral student study guide)
Finalising your doctoral studies 
(Doctoral student study guide)

For supervising professors and thesis advisors

For faculty

General instructions

Admission of new doctoral students

Changes and applications

Pre-examination and public defence

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Aalto Doctoral Programme in Electrical Engineering

The Doctoral Programme in Electrical Engineering is a broad multi-disciplinary programme providing graduates with the ability to work in a variety of fields ranging from traditional electrical engineering to the energy field, biomedical engineering, robotics, nanotechnology and communications engineering. The doctoral programme is based on strong mathematical and natural sciences.

How to apply
Aalto ELEC
Doctoral education


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