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The application period for bachelor's programmes in Finnish and Swedish begins on 16 March. Find your programme and get ready to apply!

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Spotlight

Elisa Mekler
Press releases, Research & Art Published:

Harnessing psychological theory for better video games

Psychological theories on motivation hold great promise for video game development and for understanding how games impact people, but only little is known about how these theories actually are used in the games industry.
The drumheads exhibit a collective quantum motion. Picture: Juha Juvonen.
Press releases Published:

Aalto researchers awarded Physics World Breakthrough of the Year for macroscopic quantum entanglement

Aalto University Professor Mika A. Sillanpää, his team and collaborators at the University of New South Wales in Canberra, Australia, have won the Physics World 2021 Breakthrough of the Year. The prize was awarded for establishing quantum entanglement between a pair of macroscopic drumheads – two mechanical resonators that were tiny but still much larger than the subatomic particles that are usually entangled. The award has previously been given for the first direct observation of a black hole and for the detection of gravitational waves, which also received a Nobel Prize.
Man with audio device
Campus, Research & Art Published:

Aalto in 2021: Super hearing, a greenhouse that’s actually green, prospective astronauts, and lots more

A second pandemic year hasn’t slowed Aalto down. Read about what our community has been up to in 2021 — and learn something new!
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Studies Published:

Master’s programmes attracted a high number of applications

Aalto University received 5925 applications to master’s programmes.
Blue Ioncell top
Research & Art Published:

Pilot production line for Ioncell launched — a top made with the stronger-than-cotton ecofibre gets its colour from Finnish fields

In addition to producing the innovative textile fibre, the pilot production line will be used to develop wood-based carbon fibres.
Screenshot of the entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem tour.
Campus, University Published:

Entrepreneurial buzz, just a click away – virtual tour and other top picks from the Aalto startup community

The entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem tour allows users to experience our university's entrepreneurial buzz from anywhere.

Events and networking

Datemats exhibition
Exhibitions and fairs

Datemats - Designing with emerging materials and technologies

Datemats - Designing with emerging materials and technologies
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of Bioproduct technology, M.Sc (tech.) Rubina Ajdary

M.Sc.(Tech.) Rubina Ajdary will defend the dissertation "Structuring of Nanocelluloses in 3-D Functional Materials" on 27 January 2022 at 18 in Aalto University School of Chemical Engineering, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems.
Mikael Maanittu - Spatial current
Exhibitions and fairs

Jaettua sähköä / Spatial current - Group exhibition

Jaettua sähköä / Spatial current is a contemplating group exhibition utilizing audiovisual techniques and photography, with the works conversing on the relationship of the individual to their surroundings.
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of Materials Science, M.Sc (tech.) Xuan Yang

M.Sc.(Tech.) Xuan Yang will defend the dissertation "Control of microstructure and properties of Cr-Fe-Ni based multicomponent alloys" on 28 January 2022 at 13 in Aalto University School of Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemistry and Materials Science.

We shape a sustainable future

At Aalto, we help solve the wicked problems of the world in and across our disciplines. Here are some examples of how we do it!

Loving Environments virtual exhibition. Design: Heljä Nieminen

Loving Environments | Virtual Exhibition (external link)

More sustainable and liveable living environments.

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.

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
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

Explore our campus

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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)

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.

Aalto Junior logo

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.

Aalto University campus in winter, photo by Anni Kääriä

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.