Call for applications for student representatives in the Doctoral Programme Committees of Aalto University

Aalto University Student Union (AYY) opens a call for applications for student representatives in the Aalto University Doctoral Programme Committees for the year 2021.  Some calls continue until 12 October 11.59 pm because of the lack of applicants. The previous applications will be considered without a new application.

Aalto University Student Union (AYY) opens a call for applications for student representatives in the Aalto University Doctoral Programme Committees for the year 2021.  Some calls continue until 12 October 11.59 pm because of the lack of applicants. The previous applications will be considered without a new application.

The application is done via the electronic application form available at https://www.halloped.fi/en. Applying is possible in Finnish, Swedish or English. The application instructions and the regulations for student representatives can be found on the Aalto University Student Union website at https://www.ayy.fi/en/student-representatives.

The doctoral programme committee shall 1) develop the content of the doctoral programmes and the joint studies offered by the school; 2) put forth proposals to the school academic committee on the fields of research in doctoral programmes; 3) prepare proposals for the dean on admission of doctoral students; 4) appoint the preliminary examiners of dissertations and decide on the permission for public defence of dissertations; 5) appoint the opponents for doctoral dissertations; 6) evaluate the dissertations; 7) appoint the examiners of licentiate theses; 8) evaluate licentiate theses; and 9) perform other duties assigned to it by the dean or in the degree regulations.

In addition, the doctoral programme committee shall, unless it has assigned the chair to decide on any of the matters: 1) appoint a supervising professor and advisor(s) for the doctoral student; 2) decide on the degree language of the doctoral student and on the topic and language of the licentiate or doctoral degree; 3) confirm the study plans of doctoral students; 4) decide on the time and language of the of public examination of the doctoral dissertation and appoint the custos for it.

Organ, ordinary + debuty members

Doctoral Programme Committee in Business 1+1
Doctoral Programme Committee in Chemical Engineering 1+1
Doctoral Programme Committee in Sciences 1+1
Doctoral Programme Committee in Electrical Engineering 1+1
Doctoral Programme Committee in Arts and Design 1+1

All doctoral students of Aalto University who has enrolled attending are eligible to apply to their own schools Doctoral Programme Committee.

The names of the applicants and their applications may be handed to the associations of Aalto University Student Union for the purpose of giving recommendations when choosing the student representatives in administration. The Board of Aalto University Student Union makes the proposal of the student representatives by 15 October 2020. Aalto University makes the nomination.

The Student Union also wishes international doctoral students and doctoral students of all genders to apply for the student representative positions. The selection will follow the requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act, the Act on Equality Between Women and Men, and the Non-discrimination Act.

Criteria for selection

The proposal is made based on the applications, which are written in the field on the application form. The application should clearly show the applicant’s field of study, School, experience relevant to the position, and their ability to hold their position for the duration of the term of office. The criteria used for selection include interest in and commitment to the task, proven knowledge of influencing work in an administrative organ, and contacts to students via e.g. organisations or other types of activity. Representation from different fields of expertise or study, and the stage of the candidates’ studies, are also taken into consideration when making the selection.

Further information and help for applying:
Minna Mäkitalo 
Policy Specialist (Academic Affairs)
[email protected], +358 50 520 9438 

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