Doctoral education

Doctoral education

Our doctoral students pursue the degrees of

Doctor of Arts (Art and Design)
Doctor of Science (Architecture)
Doctor of Science (Economics and Business Administration)
Doctor of Science (Technology)

The target study time in our six doctoral programme is four years of full-time studies. Doctoral students are supported by their supervising professor, thesis advisor(s) and various support services, especially the Doctoral education services staff. The work of the doctoral programmes is guided by each School's Doctoral programme committee.

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How to apply for doctoral studies?

Being a supervising professor or thesis advisor at Aalto University

The guidelines on this page describe the duties of the supervising professor and thesis advisor and the rights and responsibilities of doctoral students.

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Public defences at Aalto University

Doctoral hats in Aalto University Conferment
Public defences

Public defence in the field of Civil Engineering, Johanna Salo, MSc

Title of the dissertation is "Tracking diversity, metabolic activity, and bioactive metabo-lites of the building mycobiota - examples and novel findings"
Aalto-yliopiston mustekynä ja matematiikan laskukaavoja. Kuva: Aalto-yliopisto / Aino Huovio
Public defences

Defence in the field of Management Science, Philipp Back, (M.Sc.)

The title of the thesis is "AI for Optimal and Sustainable Forest Management"
Public defences

Public defence in Engineering Physics, M.Sc. Marton Szogradi

Title of the doctoral thesis: Multidisciplinary fusion engineering
Public defences

Public defence in Network Economics, M.Sc.(Tech.) Jaspreet Walia

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Doctoral Education Working Group (DEWG)

The President has appointed the Aalto University Doctoral Education Working Group, which develops the university’s doctoral education, discusses the mutual issues on doctoral education and prepares the university guidelines.

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Support services

Doctoral education services

Doctoral education services team is part of Learning Services.

Aalto Conferment 2018, Photo: Matti Rajala

Support for challenges during your doctoral studies

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.


Human Resource (HR) services contact details

Contact details to Human Resources (HR) services for Joint University services as well as for HR units at Schools and Departments.

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