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Campus

Otaniemi campus to develop into a lively neighbourhood

By 2021, all of the University's core functions will be in Otaniemi, home of the lively community that supports innovations. The goal of campus development is to mix valuable history and new ways of planning.

The campus of the future
Dipoli / Photo by Tuomas Uusheimo
Aalto-yliopisto Oppismiskeskus / Tuomas Uusheimo

Otaniemi, a crown jewel of Finnish architecture

A parkland-style campus established in the 1950s forms the core of Otaniemi. The overall vision of the campus was that of Alvar Aalto, and its individual buildings were designed by Aalto and other celebrated Finnish architects such as Reima and Raili Pietilä and Heikki and Kaija Sirén.

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Aalto University's locations

Aalto University has premises in two campuses in the Greater Helsinki region: the Otaniemi main campus and the Töölö campus. The current acitvities in Töölö will relocate to Otaniemi in February 2019. Aalto operates one of its study options, the Bachelors' Programme in International Business BScBA, in the town of Mikkeli, around 200 kilometres from Helsinki.

Otaniemi

Töölö

This is how Otaniemi grew into a centre of technology, business and art

The first hub of world class research, a pioneer of modern architecture, the stage for the CSCE and the home of Finland’s first satellite - Otaniemi’s Aalto campus has a colourful history. Next the campus will become Aalto University’s joint campus and an open community for all.

History of Otaniemi campus
Aalto-yliopisto Dipoli / Tuomas Uusheimo

A campus geared for sustainable development

The key environmental impacts of campuses are related to energy consumption, transport and recycling. A campus operating in line with the principles of sustainable development is a key part of the University's campus strategy.

Energy-sufficient Otaniemi
Aalto-yliopisto/Otaniemi sydän/Image: Isohanni Kiuru

Aalto University campus journal

The campus development journal examines eg. what Otaniemi looks like in 2050, how to add more green to the campus as well as how a startup ecosystem works.

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Aalto-yliopiston kampus -lehden kannet journal covers

Aalto University campus 2050

New buildings and services, more residents and plenty of green. The outlines for the next stage of development at the campus are already being drawn on the map.

Participate in planning the future campus
Otaniemi Campus Future

News about campus

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Green and urban campus

Otaniemi and the Aalto University campus are set to undergo rapid change, with plenty of new development in the works. At the same time, the character of the urban areas will be transformed into an inviting oasis of outdoor environments and verdant spaces.
A Bloc 2 miljoonaa kävijää
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2 million visitors in A Bloc

In just over 4 months since the opening, shopping center A Bloc has welcomed 2 million visitors.
Kahvia ja drinkkejä Dallapé 2018 -ravintolasta. Kuvaaja: Anni Kääriä.
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Students open pop-up restaurants at Dipoli and A Bloc

Students from Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences will run pop-up eateries on the Otaniemi campus for a couple of weeks.
Claudio Garduno Garcia
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What does it take to make peace?

Conflicts are solved by talking—but how do we get to the discussion table and what else can we do? Three researchers share their thoughts on designing peace in a complicated world.

Events on campus

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.