Aalto Doctoral Programme in Science

Contact information

Contact us

Contact us primarily via email or phone, but you can also visit our office during office hours.

Email: [email protected]
Office hours: Thursdays 9:30 - 11:00, Q&A Thursdays 9.15-10.00
Street address: Maarintie 8 (TUAS-building), rooms 1157 and 1161
Postal address: P.O.Box 15500, 00076 AALTO

Director of the Doctoral Programme in Science

Doctoral Education Services

 Jaakko Autio

Jaakko Autio

Planning Officer

Antti Susiluoto

Study Coordinator

Our staff helps you with

Jaakko Autio

  • pre-examination applications
  • general matters and development of the doctoral programme
  • examination and approval of licentiate thesis and graduation
  • international matters (incl. Cotutelle-agreements)

Antti Susiluoto

  • applications for doctoral studies
  • questions related to studies outside Aalto
  • confirmation of the study plan (for example before JOO studies)
  • scholarship applications

Kitta Peura

  • 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

[email protected]

  • questions related to registration of individual studies and credit transfer

Doctoral Programme Committee

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.

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Research fields and professors

Research fields and supervising professors (School of Science)

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.

Department of Industrial Engineering and Management

We conduct world-class research and education focusing on the creation and transformation of technology-based business.

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Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis

Our main research areas are algebra and discrete mathematics, analysis, applied mathematics and mechanics, stochastics and statistics, and systems analysis and operations research.

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Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering

We study system-level dynamic functions of the human brain, mind and body.

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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 for doctoral students

Confidential contact persons for doctoral students wishing to discuss with a professor with experience in academic practices

People in Harald Herlin.

Support for challenges during your doctoral studies

Support network and help for harassment or other type of challenging situations


Career design

Career Design for Students

Career design is an experimental approach for creating a meaningful career path in the constantly changing world of work.

Career Design for Students

Aallonhuiput doctoral student association

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Aallonhuiput doctoral student association

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