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Aalto Startup Center makes global top three in 2021-2022 university business accelerator ranking

UBI Global World Benchmark Study ranks top business incubators and accelerators

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Energy materials

Aalto granted 18.9 million euros to strengthen its research profile

The funding will accelerate research in quantum technology, hydrogen energy and new materials

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Aalto student – New Student Guide replaces Into

Into.aalto.fi has been migrated to the Aalto.fi site, and the new Student Guide contains information and news for students

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Find more current news and interesting events on the News and events page.

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Good Life Engine: Humanely sustainable living

In this Good Life Engine open session, psychologist Ville Ojanen will talk about how to lead a humanely sustainable life.

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DIALOGUES – Creating New Textile Futures exhibition in Dipoli Gallery

The exhibition features research projects and student works related to textiles at Aalto University.

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Energy Futures: Critical minerals, climate neutrality and transition pathways

An exhibition on energy transitions and the challenges and solutions driving our response to the global energy crisis across research and industry.

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Wondering about the energy crisis?

At Aalto University, we shape solutions to the world's biggest problems, such as climate and energy crisis.

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Fusion energy will save our future? True or false: Five claims about fusion power

A breakthrough in fusion energy production was achieved last week when, for the first time ever, the fusion reactions in a small fuel pellet yielded more energy than the pellet had absorbed. We asked our researchers, Taina Kurki-Suonio and Eero Hirvijoki, about five claims related to fusion.

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Väre ja Kauppakorkeakoulu aurinkopaneelit Kuva: Mikko Raskinen / Aalto-yliopisto

Blow the whistle on energy guzzlers on the campus of Aalto University!

Significant energy saving measures have been taken on the campus for several years, but now we also need your help

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Ending energy imports from Russia could cut other electricity imports to Finland – model shows what chain reaction could mean for the security of supply

A risk analysis by Aalto University shows that electricity supply could stop far short of demand: in the worst-case scenario, the gap could be more than 2,500 hours per year.

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Explore our six schools

Scientific research and artistic activities are carried out at six schools and their departments and units.

School of Arts, Design and Architecture

The School of Arts, Design and Architecture is one of the most prestigious universities in its fields. We educate our students to create imaginative, collaborative, compassionate and unconventional approaches to the most pressing challenges of today.

Students riding bikes in front of the Aalto University Väre building, photo by Unto Rautio

School of Engineering

Research, education and new solutions in the fields of mechanical engineering, civil engineering and built environment.

Aalto Ice Tank / photo by Juha Juvonen

School of Business

At the School of Business we strive for better business and better society. We excel in education and research with a multidisciplinary approach and in collaboration with our partners.

Ekonominaukio 1 staircase to 1st floor. Photo by Unto Rautio.

School of Chemical Engineering

At the School of Chemical Engineering, we combine natural sciences and engineering in a unique way.

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School of Electrical Engineering

At the School of Electrical Engineering, we are experts in systems science developing integrated solutions from care of the elderly to space robotics.

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School of Science

Science for tomorrow’s technology, innovations and businesses

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Aalto-yliopisto / Unto Rautio

Campus - lively and thriving

Aalto University's campus in Otaniemi is a renewable and living environment for research, art, learning, entrepreneurship and housing. The campus area inspires people to collaborate, try out new ideas and innovate together.

Explore our vibrant innovation ecosystem

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Virtual Campus Experience

Explore Aalto University’s campus from anywhere in the world! Our digital guides, an Aalto University student and an assistant professor, introduce you to our learning facilities, laboratories, workshops, service spots and outdoor spaces. The tour can be experienced on desktop, mobile or VR headset.

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Studies and courses open to all

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Lifewide Learning (external link)

Select a solution that suits you, ranging from individual courses to programmes that are open for all.

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Aalto University Open University

Open University courses are open to everyone regardless of background or age. Open University offers individual courses in Business, Technology, Languages, and Art and Design. Students are admitted to individual courses in the order of registration.

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Aalto University Junior

Aalto University Junior is art, science, technology and entrepreneurship for children, young people and teachers - to support teaching, personal joy and a source of enthusiasm.

Information on Ukraine and coronavirus

Ukraine war

On this page, we will gather information on how Russia's invasion of Ukraine affects Aalto University’s operations. We will update the contents regularly.

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Information on coronavirus

Information on the effects of coronavirus and COVID-19 on activities at Aalto University

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Read about our research and donate

At Aalto University, we create the conditions for innovation, economic growth, employment and wellbeing. A gift to the university is an investment in a better future.

Sensual Mathematics Exhibition. Photo by Henri Vogt.

Research & Art

Our research focuses on seven key areas combining four core competences in the fields of ICT, materials, arts, design and business together with three grand challenges related to energy, living environment, and health.

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Give for the future

Join us in building a sustainable future! Together we can solve some of the toughest problems of our time.