Aalto Doctoral Programme in Science
Programme main page
Our staff helps you with
- pre-examination applications
- general matters and development of the doctoral programme
- examination and approval of licentiate thesis and graduation
- international matters (incl. Cotutelle-agreements)
- applications for doctoral studies
- questions related to studies outside Aalto
- confirmation of the study plan (for example before JOO studies)
- scholarship applications
- applications for readmission
- changing the supervising professor or thesis advisor
- final confirmation of the study plan before pre-examination (if needed)
- getting permission for public defence and appointing the opponent
- public defence announcement and public display of doctoral thesis
- approval of doctoral thesis and graduation
- questions related to registration of individual studies and credit transfer
Doctoral Programme Committee
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.
Research fields and professors
Research field is an area of academic research in which the school has agreed to provide doctoral education. The Aalto Doctoral Programme in Science offers doctoral education in 6 research fields. Each doctoral student is appointed a supervising professor who represents the research field approved for the student.
There are five departments at the School of Science. Read about the research focus of each department on their pages.
The Department of Applied Physics pursues vigorous research in physical sciences and creates important industrial applications that hold great technological potential.
To foster future science and society.
We conduct world-class research and education focusing on the creation and transformation of technology-based business.
Our main research areas are algebra and discrete mathematics, analysis, applied mathematics and mechanics, stochastics and statistics, and systems analysis and operations research.
We study system-level dynamic functions of the human brain, mind and body.
Ombudsperson and support for challenging situations
Ombudspersons are voluntary professors with solid experience in academic practices whom doctoral students can contact confidentially in challenges related to the thesis work. In case of challenging situations, we also have a support system of e.g. study psychologists and workplace mediators.
Ombudspersons are voluntary professors with solid experience in academic practices whom doctoral students can contact confidentially in challenges related to the thesis work.
Doctoral students can encounter different kind of challenging situations during their studies. This page presents the support network of doctoral students and instructions for how to proceed if doctoral students experience any type of harrasment, bullying or misconduct, or have issues with supervision.