School of Science: governance

Doctoral Programme Committee

Aalto University Undergraduate Center

Each school will implement their doctoral education in the form of doctoral programmes, which will include all doctoral students of the Aalto University Schools of Technology. The Dean of the School appoints a Head who is in charge of the programme’s function and of the enhancement and coordination of doctoral education together with the Doctoral Programme Committee. The Academic Committee for Science will appoint a Doctoral Programme Committee to support the Head.

Doctoral Programme Committee 1.1.2017–31.12.2019

Secretary: Study Coordinator Katri Seitsonen, [email protected]

Member

Department

Professor Tapio Lokki, Chair

Department of Computer Science

Professor Jussi Rintanen (from 26.2.2019)

Department of Computer Science

Professor Adam Foster

Department of Applied Physics

Professor Alexander Engström, Vice Chair

Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis

Professor Iiro Jääskeläinen (from. 1.8.2019)

Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering

Professor Riitta Smeds

Department of Industrial Engineering and Management

Doctoral student Alex Karrila (from 1.8.2018)

Represents doctoral students at all departments

Deputy member

Department

Professor Jan Holmström

Department of Industrial Engineering and Management

Professor Mathias Groth

Department of Applied Physics

Doctoral student Olli Halminen (from 1.8.2018)

Represents doctoral students at all departments

 

The duties of the Doctoral Programme Committee are (from 1.8.2018)

  • to prepare the selection of the Doctoral Programme applicants for the Dean’s decision;

  • to approve the topic and language of the thesis, the language of degree and the full-time/part-time status of the student;

  • to approve the study plans of the Doctoral Programme applicants;

  • to appoint the preliminary examiners and opponent(s) for doctoral dissertations and decide on the permission for public defense; to grade dissertation;

  • to appoint the examiners for licentiate thesis; to grade licentiate thesis; and

  • to discuss or decide other matters appointed by the Dean or stated in the degree regulations.

The Chair of the Doctoral Programme Committee

  • appoints a new supervising professor or thesis advisor, if the supervising professor or thesis advisor changes after the start of the doctoral studies, but before the pre-examination begins;

  • decides on the language of degree, the topic, and language of the licentiate or doctoral thesis, if they change after the start of the doctoral studies, but before the pre-examination begins;

  • confirms the study plans of doctoral students; however, if the decision on an individual study plan requires wider discussion, the Chair can take the matter to the Doctoral Programme Committee for decision;

  • decides on the time and language of the public examination of the doctoral dissertation and appoints the custos, if they change;

  • confirms the full-time / part-time status of the doctoral student, if it changes after the start of the doctoral studies.

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