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Aalto Festival /Aalto University / Illustration by Anna Muchenikova
Studies, University Published:

Science, technology, art and business collide during the annual Aalto Festival

Starting on 8 May, Aalto University showcases talent in seminars, parties, lectures and exhibitions during Aalto Festival 2019.
Sulkeutuva DNA-laite, jonka sisälle entsyymi jää suojaan/ Kuva: Veikko Linko, Boxuan Shen, Heini Ijäs
Research & Art Published:

DNA folds into a smart drug carrier

DNA nanostructures can be programmed to function as pH-responsive cargo carriers, paving the way towards functional drug-delivery vehicles.
Kuva mustasta aukosta
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Astronomers capture first image of a black hole

Aalto University contributed to paradigm-shifting observations of the gargantuan black hole at the heart of distant galaxy Messier 87
Tuhkaa ämpärissä/ Kuva: Mikko Raskinen
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Valuable waste

Waste incineration by-products can contain a great deal of valuable and heavy metals. These metals should not be wasted.
aalto explorer team photo annamari tolonen
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Aalto Explorer wants to make everyone an ocean explorer

Originating from a course project, Aalto Explorer will continue its underwater adventure through crowdfunding. The aim is to send a remote controlled underwater vehicle to the Baltic Sea in the summer.
Sybille Reichert at Professors' Summit 2019 / Photo by Mikko Raskinen
Cooperation, University Published:

A culture of low hierarchies and high trust is a good platform for innovation

According to a European study, universities play a central role in the networks for generating new knowledge and skills.

Schools, departments and units

Scientific research and artistic activities are carried out at six schools and their departments and units.

 

Open University course list
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Research and Art

At Aalto University, we create conditions for innovations, sustainable economic growth, employment and wellbeing. Our unique combinations of fields enables us to solve grand societal problems.

Excellence in research

Doctoral programmes

Tenure track

Art and creative practices

Health & Behavior Data Symposium
Conferences and workshops

Health & Behavior Data Symposium

From crowds back to individuals: the new era of data collection for health and human behavior
Lectures and seminars

Excellence brings competitiveness – Doctoral career paths

The event will advance Finland’s long-term competitiveness by opening career paths for doctoral students, and by bringing together Aalto University’s top academic experts and companies and organizations searching for competence.
Sustainability Science Days 2019
Conferences and workshops

SUSTAINABILITY SCIENCE DAYS 2019: Mak­ing Use of Sustainability Science

The thematic focus is on sustainable production and consumption, which is the SDG #12, where Finland’s performance needs to be considerably improved.
Visualizing Knowledge 2019 logo
Conferences and workshops

Visualizing Knowledge 2019

Visualizing Knowledge brings together a diverse group of practitioners to discuss data visualization from multiple perspectives. This year’s event is centered around the symbiosis between natural sciences, information design and visual narratives with the key concept of senses – from human senses to machine sensors.
Aalto-yliopisto / Unto Rautio

Lively and thriving

Aalto University's main campus in Otaniemi is a renewable and living environment for research, art, learning, entrepreneurship and housing. The campus area inspires to collaborate, try out new ideas and innovate together.

Campus maps

Explore our campus

Book a space

Give for the future

Find articles related to climate change

Ioncell fibers

Fibre technologies revolutionising the textile industry win the European Commission's Regiostars Awards

VTT and Aalto University’s TeKiDe project won the category Achieving sustainability through low carbon emissions.

A promising water technology invention combats climate change and helps waterway conservation.

Wastewater nutrients converted into clean fertiliser

A promising water technology invention combats climate change and helps waterway conservation.

People at Aalto University

Our community consists of exceptional individuals, here are some of their stories.

Aalto-yliopisto, Otaniemi stories: Minttumeri Hirsimaa, muotoilun opiskelija / Kuvaaja: Sinikoski
Campus

Minttumeri Hirsimaa

The topic of our course task is humanity. On this art course, I ended up making a two-metre wooden statue using a chain saw.
Aalto-yliopisto, Otaniemi stories: Mayya Vetchinnikova, 11-vuotias kesälomaileva peruskoululainen Slava Vetchinnikov, tietotekniikan opiskelija / Kuvaaja: Sinikoski
Campus

Mayya Vetchinnikova & Slava Vetchinnikov

Dad’s team built a battery-powered light lifter for Konecranes that can very quickly and handily be ordered to lift all kinds of heavy objects by pushing a button on your mobile. I’m really proud of what my father and his friends have accomplished.
Aalto University, Otaniemi stories: Manuel Fonseca Martinez, Student of Product and Spatial Design / Photographer: Sinikoski
Campus

Manuel Fonseca Martinez

A Space feels like an embassy of art & design in Otaniemi. We wanted to turn this space in an old shopping mall into a meeting point of design, business and engineering.
Aalto-yliopisto Claudia Dell’Era
Aalto University

Claudia Dell’Era

I have always enjoyed writing, but the best thing about my job is the opportunity to work in cooperation with our excellent researchers.

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