All doctoral students of the university belong to LUT Doctoral School (LUT DS), which coordinates doctoral education at LUT University. The doctoral progammes of LUT DS are introduced in more detail on the university web pages.
Doctoral Programme in Energy Systems - person in charge Professor Juha Pyrhönen (deputy: Professor Heikki Handroos)
Doctoral Programme in Engineering Science - person in charge Professor Bernardo Barbiellini (deputy: Professor Janne Huiskonen)
Doctoral Programme in Business and Management - person in charge Professor Paavo Ritala (deputy: Professor Tanja Leppäaho)
The academic units and doctoral programmes are responsible for education and supervision. The office staff of LUT DS gives advice on study administrative issues from application to graduation.
LUT Doctoral School, in co-operation with other units organizes training and info sessions aimed at all doctoral students of LUT University. It is also possible participate in most of the events virtually (Zoom, Teams).
LUT Doctoral School principles include guidelines for Doctoral School and for doctoral education in general. The following issues are covered:
- Admission procedure and criteria
- Monitoring and support of studies
- Responsible conduct of research
- Quality management
LUT Doctoral School principles, decision/September 29, 2021
The mentoring programme brings doctoral students (mentees) and more experienced professionals with doctoral degrees (mentors) together. A mentor and mentee confidentially discuss career and study related issues, in which the mentor can support and guide their mentee. Mentoring aims to help students to understand their abilities: competencies, strengths, potential and skills, and to form an identity as a highly educated professional. It may also help with the transition in the working life to professional environments different from academia. Mentoring may also help with professional networking. However, it is not a recruitment channel or a prolonged job interview.
Willingness to open different discussions concerning working life and professional growth and the ability to give and get feedback enable a successful mentoring relationship.
Doctoral students who have reached the midway of their studies may apply for the programme. The mentors will be seeked out especially among LUT University doctoral alumni.
The core of mentoring is in several private meetings between the mentor and mentee, e.g. once or twice a month during the 7 month programme. In addition to these meetings, LUT University will arrange three common meetings to all mentors and mentees; kick-off meeting, check point meeting and end of the programme meeting.
The schedule for the next programme round is open due to restrictions caused by COVID-19.