Research & Art

Doctoral theses

Aalto university doctoral theses are published open in Aaltodoc publication archive. The majority of the theses are article based theses including several publications in referred international journals. Monographs are accepted, too. In the field of art and design, a thesis may also include artistic components like an art production or a series of art productions connected to each other.
Kaksi opiskelijaa selailemassa lasisen vitriinin päällä olevaa kirjaa Oppimiskeskuksessa.

See the doctoral theses in the Aaltodoc publication archive

Doctoral candidates defend their theses in a public defence. Before this, the thesis is pre-examined by two independent experts in the field who are selected outside the university, usually abroad.

A ceremonial conferment of degrees is organized for graduated doctors. This is an academic celebration, in which doctorates and honorary doctorates in different fields are conferred. The tradition behind the ceremonial conferment is that new graduates and doctors are introduced and accepted as full members of their scientific community.

See the next ceremonial conferment


Tohtoriksi valmistunut nainen vastaanottamassa päähänsä mustaa tohtorinhattua promootiossa.

Doctoral programmes

Doctoral programmes of Aalto prepare to become highly qualified researchers and experts in most demanding positions. Doctoral education is carried out in a unique multidisciplinary international scientific community.


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Defence of doctoral thesis in the field of Visual Communication Design, MA Laura Valojärvi

Valojärvi’s doctoral research offers a new way to think about creative resources that will help people to achieve and sustain creative well-being.
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Defence of dissertation in the field of industrial engineering and management, M.Sc. Jere Lehtinen

Title of the doctoral thesis is "External stakeholder engagement in complex projects"

Defence of dissertation in the field of Bioproduct technology, M.Sc(tech.) Guillaume Riviere

The title of the dissertation is: Transformation of lignin and lignocellulose into nanoparticle: Structure-property relationship and applications

Defence of dissertation in the field of Processing of Materials, M.Sc (tech.) Pelin Altinkaya

The title of the dissertation is: Leaching and recovery of gold from low grade raw materials in cyanide-free media
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