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About GETA

 Funded 1995

GETA is ending December 31, 2013. The 18 year history of GETA will come to its end! This is due to the decision of the Ministry of Culture and Education to give the graduate school system to univesities locally. In the future there will be summer school sand courses organized together with  GETA member universities.

Letter of Director Ari Sihvola to GETA students, October 24, 2012 (pdf.)


Aalto University
School of Electical Engineering

Tampere University of Technology

University of Oulu

University of Turku

University of Jyväskylä

The Graduate School in Electronics, Telecommunications and Automation is a post graduate programme offered jointly by five universities: the Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering, the Tampere University of Technology (TUT), the University of Oulu (UO), the University of Turku (UT) and University of Jyväskylä (UJy).

In all about 20 participating departments have about 130 professors over 70 postdoctoral instructors and several docents (adjunct professors) from other universities. Part time professors from industry and foreign visiting professors also participate the activities of the school.

GETA provides a four year doctoral program on the basis of a Master´s or equivalent degree in electronics, telecommunications and automation or related field. The studies consist of courses and seminars (20-25 %) and research work ending in a thesis (75-80 %). Most courses and seminars are given in English. Application is arranged annually. GETA is the largest graduate school in Finland with 67 research student positions.

The Ministry of Education has given seven objectives for graduate schools:

- to raise the value and level of the graduate school
- to lower the age of completing doctoral dissertation - to professionalize the research career
- to raise the degree of planning for post-graduate education
- to increase the level of cooperation between universities and research institutes
- to clarify the responsibilities in guiding a research work
- to increase the level of cooperation between international research work and education.