We shape a sustainable future

At Aalto University, we help solve grand challenges in and across our key areas. Find out how we do it!

Ioncell-materiaalia sinisessä kudotunomaisessa materiaalissa tai kankaassa

Current

Kultaa
Research & Art Published:

Non-toxic technology extracts more gold from ore

Study shows new chloride-based process recovers 84% of gold compared to the 64% recovered with traditional methods

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Honoured, Studies Published:

Idaliina Friman is the Young Designer of the Year 2021

The winning collection was created from recycled and surplus materials.
Apulaisprofessori Eeva Vilkkumaa. Kuva: Aalto-yliopisto / Kukka-Maria Rosenlund
Research & Art Published:

A decision analyst’s perspective on AI: With machines that make data-driven decisions, where do we need people?

Decision analysis is a field that develops analytical models for better decision-making. One interesting question is whether artificial intelligence can replace people as decision makers - and if, then under what circumstances.
Design Bits is Aalto's introductory online course to design for non-designers. Illustration: Paulo Dziobczenski
Press releases, Studies Published:

Open online design course launched for non-designers

Design Bits is an introduction course to help people everywhere become more creative problem-solvers
Informaationäytöllä on säätietoja, uutisia ja tapahtumia.
Press releases Published:

Researchers predict viewer interest, not just attention, in public screen content

New method automatically adapts content to user preferences by using easily obtainable viewing data
Screenshot from Hamsterwave (Games,art and science)
Research & Art Published:

Crazy ideas and hamsters

Games help to demystify quantum physics, says Laura Piispanen, the organizer of Quantum Game Jam, whose interest led her to work on a doctoral thesis on the subject.

Aalto University

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We build a sustainable future by creating novel solutions to major global challenges. We value responsibility, courage, and collaboration.

Naisopiskelija kävelee luonnossa.

Study at Aalto

Do you want to study in the Nordics in Finland? At Aalto University science and art meet technology and business. We believe in the power of curiosity and encourage our students to explore the unknown as well as to learn and do things in a whole new way.

Aalto University - people

Open positions

Looking for a job at Aalto University? See our open positions.

Yhteystiedot-osion kuvitus

Contact information

Contact information e.g. for the registry office, admission services, as well as bank and invoicing details.

Aalto University

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.

Students looking at a microscope smiling

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.

laboratory facilities in microwave engineering major

School of Science

Science for tomorrow’s technology, innovations and businesses

Artistic depiction of a bright light in space / made by Ray Scipak

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.

Visit the tour
Ilmakuva kampuksesta

Find information related to coronavirus

Aalto helps

Our society faces a huge challenge caused by the global coronavirus pandemic. As Aalto community, we will do our utmost to help in the midst of the crisis. On this page, we are gathering information about initiatives and projects related to the coronavirus pandemic that are currently underway at Aalto University.

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Information on coronavirus

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

Kaksi henkilöä kävelemässä kohti Kandidaattikeskusta.

Aalto's experts in questions related to coronavirus

Aalto University provides expert and research knowledge about the corona virus pandemic. Please note the coronavirus situation is monitored and assessed by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, THL.

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Support the battle against the coronavirus

Our society faces a huge challenge caused by the global coronavirus pandemic. As the Aalto community, we will do our utmost to help in the midst of the crisis. You can donate to support the battle against the corona pandemic.

Aalto University Health Platform - Mikko Raskinen

Find recent news related to coronavirus

Kandidaattikeskus
University Published:

Covid-19 vaccines available at the Otaniemi campus on 20 October from 10 to 15

The vaccination site is open to students and personnel at the Undergraduate Centre, room Y115.
Brain
Cooperation Published:

Helsinki Brain & Mind utilises digitalisation and develops AI-based brain imaging analysis

In the coming years, the network in neuroscience research will focus its efforts on the development of digital solutions and innovations. The network’s new project, with a budget of over €880,000, has received substantial EU funding for the term 2021–2023.
Niina Nurmi. Photo: Mikko Raskinen.
Appointments Published:

Niina Nurmi is tackling Zoom fatigue and hybrid work in her research

The new assistant professor of management is especially interested in the future of work and the management of virtual work, employee engagement and well-being.
Economicum-rakennus Arkadiankadulla. Kuva: Veikko Somerpuro
Research & Art Published:

Helsinki GSE Situation Room study: Coronavirus pandemic particularly challenging for higher education students - number of appointments to mental health services is on the rise

Appointments to mental health services have been steadily increasing among both higher education students and other representatives of the same age group since autumn 2020.

Read about our research and donate

At Aalto University, we create the conditions needed for innovation, economic growth, employment and wellbeing. A donation to Aalto University is a donation for strong, internationally successful Finland.

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

The world needs new and revolutionary ideas, solutions, entrepreneurship, work and new kind of leadership. These will not come about by themselves. A donation to Aalto University is a donation for strong, internationally successful Finland.

Studies and courses open to all

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Lifewide Learning (external link)

This website is dedicated to Aalto University’s lifewide learning solutions.

Wide Open Uni

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 Summer School

Aalto University Summer School offers high quality academic summer courses and programs at Aalto University.

Kaksi henkilöä kävelemässä kohti Kandidaattikeskusta.

Information on coronavirus

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

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