Science and research
Aalto University's solid expertise in the fields of economics, art and design and technology create a foundation for the most diverse scientific breakthroughs.
Scientific special know-how of the highest quality is a prerequisite for excellent multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research. Only thus can a multidisciplinary approach bring clear added value to the university. This means that the various departments are at par with the corresponding departments at other international top universities. This can be achieved when Aalto University builds on its own strengths and develops profound competence in carefully selected areas.
The University activities are based on long-term basic research and artistic activities as well as on high-quality teaching. Aalto University wants to enhance its expertise in all its areas of specialization and eventually rank among the top universities in the world.
The strength of Aalto University research is based on the collaboration and individual areas of expertise of the six leading schools in their respective fields.
School of Business
The School of Business unites experts from different fields in order to gain an in-depth understanding of the economy, management, consumers, different cultures and
services. The research activity aims at: academic contribution, practical relevance, and societal influence.
Research at the School of Business (biz.aalto.fi)
School of Arts, Design and Architecture
The School of Arts, Design and Architecture combines design, media, architecture,
motion picture, art education and art. The key areas of research are design, digital media,
audiovisual representation, art, visual culture, well-being architecture and emerging technologies, and urban planning and design. The school produces specialists and
innovators of art, design and architecture with strong artistic and technical skills.
Research at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture (arts.aalto.fi)
School of Science
The School of Science has extensive research fields. Key areas are computing and modelling, material physics, energy science, software and media technologies,
technology-based business and enterprising as well as brain research and imaging technologies. The doctoral programme at the school contains a total of 21 fields of
study. The School of Science produces more than 40 per cent of all the doctors graduating from Aalto University.
Research at the School of Science (sci.aalto.fi)
School of Chemical Technology
The particular strength of the School of Chemical Technology is combining expertise
in natural sciences with engineering. The focal areas of research and teaching
carried out at the school are sustainable processing and use of natural resources,
energy technologies and new materials. In its focal areas, the school focuses on improving the ecology and energy-efficiency of processing of natural resources, such as wood, other bio-masses as well as ores and minerals. It also develops new materials and
applications based on the said raw materials.
Research at the School of Chemical Technology (chem.aalto.fi)
School of Electrical Engineering
The research at the Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering ranges from electrical engineering and information and communication technology to selected physics applications. The research focus areas are ICT, micro- and nanotechnology and grand challenges in energy, environment, health and wellbeing.
Research at the School of Electrical Engineering (elec.aalto.fi)
School of Engineering
The key themes of research and teaching at the School of Engineering are related
to the well-being of the environment, the sufficiency and cleanliness of energy as
well as the health and safety of people. The school studies and teaches fields that
cover the entire built environment, including its machinery and equipment. Key
areas of research are energy technology, mechanical engineering, land use sciences, civil and structural engineering, and civil and environmental engineering.
Research at the School of Engineering (eng.aalto.fi)