Key figures and annual reports

Aalto University continued to improve its academic results. The main priorities during the year 2016 were research profile development, study path streamlining, decision-making on establishing one main campus in Otaniemi and the implementation of the financial balancing plan.

Key indicators for 2010–2016

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Rankings

  • Aalto University places among the top 100 in the world in rankings specific to science, technology, art and business.
  • The recent QS ranking placed art & design at Aalto #13 globally. CWTS Leiden ranked Aalto #14 in university-industry collaboration.

 

ICT and digitalisation
US News | computer science
60 (2015: 83)


Arts and design
QS | art & design
13 (2016: 17)


Materials and sustainable use of natural resources
Shanghai Ranking |
materials science & engineering
76-100 (2015: N/A)
 

Global business dynamics
FT | executive education (open)
37 (2015: 43)

Human-centred living environments
QS | architecture/built environment
51-100 (2015: 51-100)


Advanced energy solutions
Shanghai Ranking | electrical & electronic engineering
51-75 (2015: N/A)

University-industry collaboration
CWTS Leiden Ranking | university-industry collaboration
14 (2014: 16)

 

Young universities
THE | 150 under 50
28 (2015: N/A)

 


 

Research

  • Aalto University creates research excellence for academic and societal impact.
  • Recipients of European Research Council (ERC) funding up from 6 in 2010 to 21 in 2016.

 

Excellence in research

  2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Recipients of European
Research Council (ERC) funding
6 6 10 13 16 17 21
Academy of Finland
Centres of Excellence
9 9 7 7 7 7 7
Academy of Finland
Academy Professor
6 5 7 7 7 6 7
Academy of Finland
Research Fellows
39 38 37 34 36 34 37
FiDiPro Professors
and Researchers
15 16 15 14 13 14

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Professors

  • The tenure track career system is the university's most important strategic investment. 59% of all professors in 2016 are recruited after 2010.

 

  2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
All professors 230 239 293 329 369 388 386
International 4 % 6 % 12 % 15 % 17 % 18 % 20 %
Women 10 % 11 % 13 % 16 % 17 % 20 % 19 %
Average age 55 54 52 51 50 50 50
New professors* 0 18 83 131 185 216 228
International - 28 % 29 % 31 % 29 % 28 % 30 %
Women - 17 % 19 % 23 % 24 % 27 % 25 %
Average age - 41 43 43 44 44 44

 


Education

  • Aalto University educates game changers with the knowledge and capabilities to increase wellbeing.
  • The number of degrees completed in 2016 increased from previous year. The number of doctorates increased by 41% compared to 2010.

     

Students 2016

 

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Degrees 2016

 

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Art and creative practices

  • Art, design and creativity generate new knowledge and create value by leveraging humane designs and viable solutions.
  • Bachelor’s programme in fashion ranked #3 globally. 1/3 of significant artistic outputs were top-ranked.

     

Artistic excellence

 

3rd place
The Business of Fashion ranked Aalto’s Bachelor’s programme in Fashion as 3rd globally.

5 years
For the 5th year in a row Aalto students were finalists at the Hyères Fashion Festival.

6 courses
100 students from all disciplines attended the first 6 University Wide Art Studies courses.

Top 10%
Out of the 327 significant artistic outputs and prizes, over 30% were ranked in the top 10%.

9 galleries
A unified curatorial programme identified 9 cross-campus gallery spaces.

1st ever
The 1st ever Artist-In-Residence was assigned to the School of Electrical Engineering.

 

 

Significant artistic outputs 2016


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Personnel

  • The number of international faculty at Aalto has increased by 89% from 2010.   

 

Personnel structure 2016

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Personnel structure 2010–2016

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Finance

  • The University implemented a financial balancing plan in response to the public funding cuts.

 

Sources and uses of funds 2016

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Income and expenses 2010–2016, € million

 

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Sustainability

See Aalto University's sustanability reports and key figures.


 

Material

Annual reports and other reports

News

Events