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Tampere University Student's Handbook

Doctoral Programme in Built Environment (DPBEN)

The Doctoral Programme in Built Environment offers the possibility to complete the postgraduate degrees of Licentiate of Science, Doctor of Science (Technology), Doctor of Science (Architecture) and Doctor of Philosophy in the following research fields:

  • Architecture and Urban Planning and Design (research areas: Architectural Design, Management of Built Heritage, Urban Planning and Design)
  • Civil and Infrastructure Engineering (research areas: Structural Engineering, Construction Management and Economics, Infrastructure Engineering, and Transport Systems)

Doctoral studies aim at a higher university degree with deeper scientific knowledge and skills in scientific research. At the core of the studies is researcher training, i.e. studies aimed at research work and the application of research results. High quality research is a prerequisite for further education and research training.

The programme is administered by the Faculty of Built Environment and supported and monitored by the programme's steering group. Head of the programme is University Instructor Iida Kalakoski and Education Specialist of the programme is Anna Halonen.

The programme’s steering group:

Head of the Doctoral Programme, University Instructor Iida Kalakoski (chair)
Vide Dean for Research, Professor Tim Länsivaara
Professor Kalle Kähkönen
University Lecturer Pekka Passinmäki 
Doctoral Reseacher Jaana Vanhatalo
Doctoral Reseacher Tero Marttila
Head of Study Services Marleena Yli-Äyhö
Education Specialist Anna Halonen


Head of the Doctoral Programme, University Instructor Iida Kalakoski
Education Specialist Anna Halonen
Education Assistant Petra Lappalainen

email adresses firstname.lastname [at]
functional mailbox ben.doc.tau [at]

Steering group's meeting schedules regarding the submission of the applications for postgraduate study right, spring 2024

Meeting dateDeadline for submitting the application
24 Jan3 Jan
7 Feb17 Jan
6 Mar14 Feb
10 Apr20 Mar
8 May17 Apr
12 Jun31 May

Forms for doctoral studies

DPBEN Guidelines

Published: 17.6.2019
Updated: 3.6.2024