Aalto University is a foundation-based university. It consists of six schools. Each school has a dean and an academic committee.
Aalto University's executive bodies are the Board, the President and the Academic Affairs Committee. The President’s Management Team (PMT) and Aalto Management Team (AMT) also participate in the operative management of the university. Aalto University has a provost, five vice presidents, six deans and a Tenured Professors' Council.
Aalto University Board
The Board decides on the strategy, operation and financial issues and is responsible for any far-reaching plans. Read more.
The President's Management Team is an operative management team, consisting of the president, provost, vice presidents, deans, and service directors. The Aalto University Management Team furthers transparency and open dialogue in decision making. Read more.
Academic Affairs Committee
The Committee is a joint, university-level administrative body serving to promote a high quality of research, teaching, and artistic activity. Read more.
The Professors' Council acts as an advisory body for the president and vice presidents and ensures that the voice of the academic science and art community is heard on essential issues related to the values of the university.
Chair: Katja Hölttä-Otto, School of Engineering. Vice Chairs: Turkka Keinonen (School of Arts, Design and Architecture), Markku Kuula (School of Business), Kari Laasonen (School of Chemical Engineering), Jukka Manner (School of Electrical Engineering), Risto Lahdelma (School of Engineering) and Matti Vartiainen (School of Science).
Legislation on higher education and research
Universities Act (558/2009 + amendments) (pdf, finlex.fi)
The law provides, among other things, regulation on university autonomy and duties, research and teaching, organization, staff, students and student unions, university steering, finance and financial management, and appeals.
Act on the implementation of the Universities Act (559/2009) (pdf, finlex.fi)
The law provides regulation on implementation of the Universities Act and contains provisions on organizing of new universities and student unions, the change of employment status of the staff and the transfer of property to new universities.
Government Decree on University Degrees (794/2004 + amendments) (pdf, finlex.fi)
The decree provides, among other things, regulation on responsibilities for provision of degree education, the structure and extent and aim of the studies, the credit transfer and degree titles. The decree also provides regulation for university specialization training.