Aalto University doctoral student association — Aallonhuiput in short — is a registered association that connects doctoral students in Aalto University. Our goal is to give a voice to the doctoral community at Aalto University and strive for the well-being and performance of every doctoral student.

The association is run by a yearly elected board. If you are driven and would like to made a different in the doctoral community at Aalto, this is the place to be!


We work together with Aalto University Student Union (AYY) to represent doctoral students in the administration of Aalto University. By being directly involved we can comment on decisions before they are made and relay the opinions and thoughts of doctoral students straight to the top.

Aallonhuiput has one representative in the Aalto Management Team. The Aalto Management Team is a discussion forum for current and upcoming strategic issues and usually meets four times per year.

We also have a representative in the Aalto Board of Doctoral Education, an Aalto level group for discussing all matters related to doctoral studies. The board consists of the heads of doctoral schools and the representative of the doctoral students.

The central goals of Aallonhuiput have been documented in a separate strategy paper that can be found in Documents.


We organize numerous events every year. We strive to make the events interesting, enjoyable and conducive to networking and value-creation for the attendees.

So far we have also organized several discussion events (i.e. wine tasting), an academic table party, a full blown art exhibition(!), pub nights and other social events. The annual Aallonhuiput pre-christmas party has already become a tradition, which is also where the board of the follow year is elected.


One central task of Aallonhuiput is to keep doctoral students informed about current affairs. To this end we have a blog that allows us to discuss all matters related to doctoral studies in Aalto.

Important news will also be sent directly to the members’ mailing list. And of course our Facebook group is always available for news, comments and new ideas.

Get involved!

Aallonhuiput is made of people just like you.

Start by filling the membership application — it’s free!