The values of Aalto University are passion, freedom, courage, sense of responsibility and integrity.
We emphasise the freedom to think independently and to take the initiative. Freedom is the cornerstone of academic thinking. Freedom means the permission, or even responsibility, to ask and question things – but also the willingness to respond and take a stand.
Courage means that at Aalto, we do not like to think of anything as categorically impossible, even though not everything is possible. Trial and error and their repetition even in the face of failing have led to many scientific breakthroughs.
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.
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