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.



Defence of dissertation in the field of Physical Chemistry, M.Sc (tech.) Taina Rauhala

The title of the dissertation is: Electrochemical Studies on Degradation Mechanisms of Electrode Materials in Lithium-Ion Batteries

Defence of doctoral thesis, Xueqin Liang

The dilemma of encrypted data sharing
Photo of a baobab tree shot from underneth the tree

Defence of dissertation in the field of architecture, landscape and urbanism, M.Sc.(Arch.) Saija Hollmén

Title of the dissertation: '“Now the Baobab Shines!” Cultural Locality Interfacing with Interdisciplinary Pedagogies in Architectural Education

Defence of dissertation in the field of engineering physics, M.Sc. Roope Kokkoniemi

Control and detection of microwave photons with superconducting Josephson junctions
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