Skoltech gives its PhD students the opportunity to earn a PhD degree by completing a Skoltech doctoral program and defending a PhD Thesis, summarizing the research work performed during their doctoral studies.
The Skoltech PhD degree is conferred based on the PhD Defense Jury’s decision, and following the candidate’s PhD Thesis Defense.
The degrees are awarded in the fields of knowledge determined by Skoltech and are directly linked to the relevant doctoral programs. Currently, seven doctoral programs are available at Skoltech:
Each doctoral program comprises 240 credits:
Advanced major-field courses represent the advanced subject matter in a particular academic field that PhD students or established faculty members would typically be expected to have mastered.
General doctoral courses represent methodological subject matter, pedagogy, philosophical inquiry or general academic or professional learning about research or subject matter related to research, teaching or innovation that are applicable across most or all academic fields.
PhD students are expected to produce an original PhD thesis, publish the results of their independent research in peer-reviewed academic journals, and present them at reputable international conferences.
|Doctoral Program||Publications||Conference Presentation|
|Mathematics and Mechanics||2 papers in WoS indexed journals||2 presentations at reputable conferences|
|Physics||2 papers in WoS indexed journals||2 presentations at reputable conferences|
|Materials Science and Engineering
||2 papers in WoS indexed journals||2 presentations at reputable conferences|
||2 papers in WoS indexed journals; Impact Factor (IF) > 2; at least one first/shared first/corresponding author publication. No review papers.||2 presentations at reputable conferences|
|Computational and Data Science and Engineering
||3 peer-reviewed publications, of which two appear in WoS/Scopus indexed journals/conference proceedings. At least two publications in: (i) Q1/Q2 journals in the corresponding fields or journals with IF > 2, or (ii) conference proceedings having a CORE rating of A/A*; one (out of two) first/shared first/corresponding author publication.||2 presentations at reputable conferences|
||3 peer-reviewed publications in WoS/Scopus indexed journals/conference proceedings of which at least 2 as first author in the corresponding fields:
one publication in Q1/Q2 journals;
|2 presentations at reputable conferences|
||3 papers in WoS/Scopus indexed journals or 2 papers in WoS/Scopus indexed journals and 1 patent; at least 2 papers in Q1/Q2 journals in the field.||2 presentations at reputable conferences|