Key figures and annual reports

2015 was Aalto University’s sixth year of operations. New Master’s Degree programmes were launched in autumn 2015. Aalto also further sharpened its research profile in key areas.

Teaching and research in 2010–2015

 

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Aalto University in 2015

Research

  • Aalto University does scientific research of a high standard, and strives to make the results available for the benefit of society.
  • Aalto has climbed to the top position among Finnish organisations on the list of ERC grants through the Horizon 2020 programme. Aalto is now 28th out of European universities in the ranking.
  • The tenure track career system is the university's most important strategic investment.
  • More than half of the current professors are recruited after 2010.
     

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Number of postdoctoral researchers 561 (2014: 582)

 

Teaching and learning

  • Aalto University educates experts who have the skills to implement internationally significant reforms in order to build a sustainable society and increase well-being.
  • There was a substantial increase in the number of degrees completed in 2015.

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Artistic activities

  • Art, architecture and design are as much key change drivers for society as science is.
  • During 2015, the University received 39 international awards, covering all fields of artistic activities represented in the university.
     

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Finance

  • As a consequence of the financial cuts of the Finnish Government targeted at the university sector, Aalto University prepared a plan for balancing its finances in the autumn of 2015. The plan aims to safeguard the long-term prerequisites for the university's core activities.
  • Personnel and facility expenses account for the majority of the expenses.
     

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Personnel

  • The relative proportion of teaching and research staff increased by 2% over the previous year.
  • The proportion of international teaching and research staff increased by 3% and now stands at 33%.
  • In 2015, personnel expenses fell by 4.4% from the previous year.

 

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Annual Board Report and Financial Statements 2015 (pdf)

 

Aalto University Schools in 2015

School of Arts, Design and Architecture

Students (FTE*):  1 999 (1 983)
Doctoral degrees:  11 (18)
Masters' degrees: 458 (268)
Bachelors’ degrees:  189 (169)
Personnel: 462 (443)
Professors: 57 (58)

School of Business

Students (FTE*): 2 700 (2 701)
Doctoral degrees: 24 (19)
Masters' degrees: 462 (410)
Bachelors’ degrees: 403 (452)
Personnel: 436 (448)
Professors: 93 (81)

School of Chemical Technology

Students (FTE*): 1 010 (1 033)
Doctoral degrees: 40 (35)
Masters' degrees:  155 (147)
Bachelors’ degrees: 179 (141)
Personnel: 421 (452)
Professors: 41 (37)

School of Electrical Engineering

Students (FTE*): 1 946 (1 958)
Doctoral degrees: 47 (49)
Masters' degrees: 255 (214)
Bachelors’ degrees: 264 (245)
Personnel: 598 (655)
Professors: 54 (54)

School of Engineering

Students (FTE*): 2 442 (2 452)
Doctoral degrees: 47 (29)
Masters' degrees: 364 (350)
Bachelors’ degrees: 400 (366)
Personnel: 652 (750)
Professors: 59 (59)

School of Science

Students (FTE*): 2 229 (2 180)
Doctoral degrees: 87 (69)
Masters' degrees: 273 (274)
Bachelors’ degrees: 226 (219)
Personnel: 1 211 (1 317)
Professors: 105 (101)

Figures in parenthesis refer to 2014.

*) Full time equivalent
 

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