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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

A community of game changers

At Aalto, high-quality research, art, education and entrepreneurship are promoted hand in hand. In global university rankings, Aalto is at the top of its fields. 

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

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Personnel 2018

employees, including 400 professors

International faculty 2018

of our academic staff is international 

Tutkinto-opiskelijat 2018

full-time equivalent degree students

QS Top 50 under 50

best young university in the world (QS 2019 Top 50 under 50)

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.

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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. 

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News

Dipolin sisäänkäynti Junction 2017 -tapahtumassa. Kuva: Mikko Raskinen.
Press releases, University Published:

Coders to take over Aalto University at Europe’s biggest hackathon

Aalto University’s main building will host Junction on 23–25 November, when coders from around the world will tackle industry-set challenges.
Ahtisaari-päivät 2018
Cooperation, Press releases, Research & Art Published:

Ahtisaari Days in Espoo to focus on ways to design peace

Espoo will celebrate the annual Ahtisaari Days on 15 November with the theme 'Everyone is a peacemaker'.
Aalto-yliopiston ja Nesteen välisen aiesopimuksen allekirjoitus 10.10.2018
Cooperation, Press releases, Research & Art Published:

Neste and Aalto University to begin strategic research cooperation to strengthen Finnish competitiveness

Neste and Aalto University to begin strategic research cooperation to strengthen Finnish competitiveness
Aalto-yliopisto A Grid / Photo: Unto Rautio
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Aalto University recruits a new Vice President to lead the Innovation agenda

Aalto University recruits a new Vice President to lead the Innovation agenda

Events

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