Science and research

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.

Research organisation

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.



Aalto Shop on nyt avattu

30. September 2014

Aalto Shop is now open! In the new online shop you will find a wide variety of Aalto University products and Aalto ARTS Books.


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Yrjö Sotamaa receives a Chinese Friendship Award

29. September 2014

Professor Emeritus Yrjö Sotamaa has received today the Chinese Government Friendship Award from the Chinese Vice Premier Ma Kai.

A little piece of Silicon Valley arrives in Otaniemi

26. September 2014

‘The best experience ever!’ Is the collective opinion of a group of students when asked about their recent participation in the Summer School.

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2014 / Thursday

Media Lab Helsinki celebrates its 20th anniversary in September


The Media Lab Helsinki of the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture will celebrate its 20th anniversary in September 2014.

2014 / Friday

Defence of dissertation in the field of metallurgy, M.Eng. Shan Yu

03.10.2014 / 12:00 - 16:00

The title of the dissertation is "Numerical Modeling of Dehydrogenation and Denitrogenation in Industrial Vacuum Tank Degassers".

2014 / Saturday

Doctoral dissertation in the field of geoinformatics, M.Sc.(Tech.) Pyry Kettunen

04.10.2014 / 12:00 - 16:00

Name of the doctoral dissertation: Analysing landmarks in nature and elements of geospatial images to support wayfinding

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