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TUT’s Doctoral School of Industry Innovations has 6 positions open for doctoral students

The students admitted to the Doctoral School of Industry Innovations at Tampere University of Technology explore industry-driven research questions and complete a dissertation in four years. The application deadline is 12 October 2015.

The world of industry and business has a high demand for doctoral graduates who have the ability to apply their theoretical knowledge in a real-world business context, possess good communication skills and have an extensive network of professional contacts. In response to this challenge, Tampere University of Technology (TUT) launched the Doctoral School of Industry Innovations (DSII) in 2014. A new concept in doctoral education, DSII’s key idea is that the research questions originate from industry.

The doctoral students admitted to DSII are employed by TUT, and they have four years to complete their dissertation. The research work is conducted partly at TUT and partly at the partner company under the joint supervision of a professor and a company representative.

The result is academic research with an industry focus. DSII enables doctoral students to expand their professional networks and prepares them for challenging careers in industry and business. Graduates from DSII have strong innovation skills, the ability to respond flexibly to customers’ needs, and the expertise to generate new scientific knowledge.

DSII offers doctoral students the opportunity to join an active community that supports their progress towards a doctorate. DSII organizes monthly follow-up meetings and provides training and other activities in collaboration with Hermia Group and DEMOLA to support the work of the students.

The theme of DSII’s 2015 call is intelligent industrial systems. The call for applications opens on 14 September and closes on 12 October 2015.

The open positions are:

Doctoral student in Automation - Just-in-time wood raw material procurement based on harvester Big Data (Department of Automation Science and Engineering)

Doctoral student in Heat transfer - Fin-and-tube heat exchanger development with both numerical and experimental means (Department of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Systems)

Doctoral student in Mechanical Engineering - Efficient information flows for low volume smart machine production based on EI-approach (Department of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Systems)

Doctoral student in Mechanical Engineering - Intelligent adaptive drilling control for changing rock conditions (Department of Intelligent Hydraulics and Automation)

Doctoral student in Signal processing - Bird Strike Assessment and Prevention System for Wind Farms (Pori Department)

Doctoral student in Civil Engineering, Construction Management and Economics - Industrially Manufactured Rentable Spatial Units as a Part of Resource effective Municipal Real Estate Strategy  (Department of Civil Engineering)

Information on the positions and instructions to applicants are available at:

Further information: Professor Seppo Tikkanen, tel. +358 50 300 2173, seppo.tikkanen (at)

News submitted by: Tuuli Laukkanen
Keywords: science and research, working at tut, doctoral school of industry innovations, open positions