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Aalto koordinoi kolmea uutta STN-konsortiota, kuva Aino Huovio
Research & Art, University Published:

Aalto to coordinate three new SRC consortia

Aalto University received EUR 9.2 million or 18 percent of the funding allocated.
Doctoral hats / Aalto University
Research & Art Published:

Demand for doctors of engineering

Demanding product development projects provide employment for doctors of engineering.
Modern heavy metal conference. Photo: Mikko Raskinen / Aalto University
Press releases, Research & Art Published:

Heavy metal researchers, representatives of the music industry and artists meet for the first time in Otaniemi

The Modern Heavy Metal Conference will consider the authenticity and commercial appeal of the music, artists and culture.
Infografiikkakuva talouden sijoituksesta NTU-rankingissa.
University Published:

Aalto’s Economics and Business ranks 79th in NTU ranking

Computer science landed 95th place and four other subjects in technology among top 150
Twitter-botteja, Sippo Rossin gradun kuvitusta
Research & Art, Studies Published:

During the 2019 Finnish parliamentary election there were more bots on Twitter than expected but their impact was negligible

More than half a million Twitter accounts were analysed for the Master’s thesis.
Oppimiskeskus. Photo by Unto Rautio.
Research & Art, University Published:

QS Ranking: Aalto places 134th in the world

Aalto is #1 in Finland with regard to relative number of research citations, and international students and faculty

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

Events

Name and dates of the exhibition
Exhibitions and fairs

"Re-imagining the Past -Stories from the Aalto Archives" exhibition

This exhibition highlights carefully selected items from the Aalto University Archives. We invited professors, professors emeriti and current Aalto students & staff to choose their own favorites from the collection.
Forum Wood Building Nordic flyer
Conferences and workshops

Forum Wood Building Nordic 2019

The leading Nordic conference in wood construction comes to Finland in September 2019.
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

Matti Liimatainen. kuva: Sanna Lehto

Unraveling fast fashion at the seams

Finnish clothing designer Matti Liimatainen has created a range of garments that wearers themselves assemble by hand. Now he's using automation technology to bring people even closer to the production of their own clothes.

News
Post doc tutkija Michael Lettenmeier Kuva: Sanna Lehto

What can you do for the climate?

Within the next ten years, Finns need to cut down more than 75% of our carbon footprint. The change is enormous, and will be based on new lifestyles, says Michael Lettenmeier.

News
Professori Kirsi Niinimäki. Kuva: Mikko Raskinen.

Slow cycle

In its present form, the clothing industry is a polluter of water systems and a climate baddy. Materials recycling is not a sufficient answer, the whole system must change instead, says an expert on the circular fashion economy.

News
Emma Saarnio ja Helmi Liikanen

Jenni Haukio’s Independence Day gown sets the stage for Finland’s next 100 years

Designed by Aalto students Emma Saarnio and Helmi Liikanen, the dress evokes nature with exquisite materiality and minimalist lines

News
Polaris-projekti visualisoi nuorten ilmastoahdistusta

The Polaris study project visualizes climate change anxiety

Finnish Broadcasting Company’s mobile story tries to capture how young adults experience climate change.

News
Ilmakuva Väreestä ja Kauppakorkeakoulusta. Taivas upean punakeltainen. Kuva: Aalto-yliopisto / Mika Huisman

Wider introduction of renewable energy is possible also in Finland

The dismantling of obstacles to decentralised energy should continue.

News

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.