Current issues

Student selection

 Applicants to bachelor’s programmes (applicants with the target programme as their first choice):

 Bioproduct Technology                            70                 

Chemical Technology                              229

Material Science and Technology           53

 The results of student selection to bachelor programmes will be published on 6 July 2012

 Applicants and selected student’s to school’s master’s programmes:

                      Bioproduct Technology                            8 (applicants)                      4 (selected)

                      Chemical Technology                              17                                        5

                      Material Science and Technology           11                                        5

                      Bioproduct Technology (int)                     65                                        20

                      Process Systems Engineering (int)         69                                        19


 Course and exam schedules

 Course schedules for autumn 2012 of Chemical Technology and Material Science and Engineering have been sent to teachers for comments. The course schedule of Bioproduct Technology will be sent for comments during week 19.

The exam schedules of all degree programmes will be ready by week 20 and they will be sent to teachers for check and comments. The intention is that both course and exam schedules would be ready and published to the students by the end of May. 


 Maturity essay in bachelor’s degree

 Maturity essay is renewed and written as part of bachelor’s thesis. Renewed system will be started also in Swedish language as of autumn 2012.


 Aalto Doctoral Programme in Chemical Technology

 The School of Chemical Technology has two annual application cycles for doctoral studies. The first round of this year is now over and the applications will be processed at the meeting of Doctoral Programme Committee on 15th of May. The Dean will make the final decision of the new doctoral students on 23rd of May 2012.

 At this moment there are 190 full time students in the Doctoral Programme of Chemical Technology.

 This year, until the end of April 2012 there has been five public defenses of doctoral dissertation in the School of Chemical Technology and in May there will be at least one more:

  •  on 25th of May M.Sc. Gijsbert Wierink’s public defense in the field of mechanical process and particle technology

 You are all welcome to listen to these defenses. More information of them will be found at Aalto CHEM’s website

 The electronic doctoral dissertations are published at Aalto University Library’s website

 General information concerning doctoral studies will be found at


 Renewal of exchange agreements

 This year the international mobility team of the Student Services will aim to increase outgoing student exchange and to develop the quality of the exchange periods. In addition, the Erasmus exchange agreements will expire next year and we will look into high quality exchange partner universities for the future. In order to get a better insight on high quality partner universities, we will soon send an enquiry to all professors asking recommendations of universities with high quality research and education in our fields worldwide.