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Towards a better world.

Aalto University is a multidisciplinary community of bold thinkers, where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future.

Aalto University students at Aalto Party during the opening of the Academic Year. Photo by Aalto University / Aino Huovio

Key figures

Aalto University has six schools and its main campus Otaniemi is located in Espoo, Finland.

Read here key figures of 2017.

Personnel 2018

Aalto University has 4 000 employees, including 400 professors. More key figures of 2017.

International faculty 2018

37% of our academic staff is international. More key figures of 2017.

Tutkinto-opiskelijat 2018

We have 12 000 students (FTE, full-time equivalent degree students). More key figures of 2017.

QS Top 50 under 50

The QS 2019 Top 50 under 50 ranking listed Aalto University as #9 in the world among young universities. Read more about rankings.

Rankings

Aalto University specialises in science, art, technology and business. We have improved markedly in rankings specific to these fields, and place high in well-known ranking lists.

Read more about rankings
A Grid Aalto University / Photo by Unto Rautio
Aalto-yliopisto/ Aki-Pekka Sinikoski

Aalto as an employer

We are an international community of 20 000 bold thinkers, working on top research, art and education. Join us in changing the world!

Open positions

Working at Aalto University

International staff - Information package

Tenure track career system

Strategy and values

Campus

Aalto University's campus is the home of an innovative community. By 2021, all of the university's core functions will be in Otaniemi.

Get to know our campus
Aalto University / students studying at the library / photo: Unto Rautio

Schools, departments and units

Scientific research, artistic activities and teaching are carried out at Aalto's six schools and their departments and units.

Aalto-yliopisto / Mikko Raskinen

Organisation and strategy

We are a multidisciplinary and international university comprising of six schools. The university is foundation-based, and President Ilkka Niemelä is in charge of its operations. 

Schools and departmentsOrganisationBoardManagement teamStrategyJoin us in creating the future- strategy projectCode of ConductKey figures and annual reportsStatements and commentsGovernance

Sustainability

We are committed to promoting sustainable development through research and education as well as in our campus development and other daily practices.

Read more on sustainability at Aalto
Environmental Engineering. Photo: Mikko Raskinen/ Aalto University
Aalto University Undergraduate Centre Otaniemi, image: Tuomas Uusheimo

History

Aalto University was established in 2010 as three leading Finnish universities, the Helsinki School of Economics, Helsinki University of Technology and the University of Art and Design Helsinki, were merged. 

Read more about our history

News

Tuomas Auvinen / Photo by Joonas Villanen
Appointments, Press releases, University Published:
Aalto University Mikko Kosonen / Photo by Jaakko Kahilaniemi
University Published:

Mikko Kosonen appointed Chair of the Aalto University Board

Susanna Pettersson was appointed Vice Chair.
Cooperation, University Published:

Aalto University and South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences engage in strategic collaboration

The objective is to increase the number of flexible study paths and to contribute to the emergence of innovations.
Urban mobility
Cooperation, Research & Art, University Published:

Aalto University is a founding partner of two new EIT Innovation communities

EIT Manufacturing and EIT Urban Mobility aim to make a sustainable and competitive society.

Events

Paradox City Exhibition
Exhibitions and fairs

Paradox City

The exhibition showcases the diversity of cultural, built and grown layers that co-create the home of a multidisciplinary community on Aalto University's campus.
architecture_speaks_lectures
Lectures and seminars

Architecture Speaks! lecture series

Popular ARCHITECTURE SPEAKS! lecture series continues. It is a collaboration of Aalto University and the Museum of Finnish Architecture.
Materials Matter exhibition by Materials Platform at Slush 2018_photo Ariane Relander
Exhibitions and fairs

Exhibition: Materials Matter

Materials Matter is the manifest of the Aalto University scientific excellence in materials research at Slush 2018. Now all Aalto University and our dear guests have a chance to see it themselves! We are bringing the exhibited projects to the Dipoli Gallery for all of you to learn more about the exciting world of materials.
The exhibition will be open from 23.01.2019 (18:00) to 03.03.2019 (12:00) for everyone. To plan your visit, please mind the Dipoli opening hours.
Tenured Professors' Installation Talks by Lasse Lecklin
Lectures and seminars

Tenured Professors’ Installation Talks

Aalto University celebrates its tenured professors with popular talks by the new tenure track professors of Associate or Full level.

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