When you think about the powerhouses ensuring our societal and economical success, universities may not be the first thing to pop into mind. It's clear that a university's basic function is to provide education and advance scientific research, but what else is there?
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The application period for master's programmes is 30 Nov 2023 – 2 Jan 2024. If you plan to start your studies next autumn, apply now!
How researchers can help fight climate change
The UN climate conference is called for urgent decisions to curb emissions. Find out how Aalto's research can support these decisions.
'It's amazing that something crafted with my own hands will one day soar into space' – Aalto University students are building the third student-made satellite
The Aalto-3 student team participated in the European Space Agency's (ESA) ESA Test Opportunities testing programme
Technology Industries of Finland Centennial Foundation donates EUR 3.2 million to Aalto to create the House of AI
Donation will be used to establish a multidisciplinary AI research cluster at Aalto University.
Curious minds shaping a sustainable future
Our community is working to solve the challenges most consider impossible. Read how Lincoln Kayiwa, Laura Arpiainen, Susanna Helke and Russell Lai are building a better future for us all.
Professor Susanna Helke looks at health and social services through the lens of a filmmaker, Laura Arpiainen as an architect and professor. Both are concerned about the crisis in the care sector in Finland.
Aalto University’s new Assistant Professor Russell Lai is a cryptography researcher, who wants to bring the fruits of his academic work to the use of everyday citizens, without sacrificing robustness.
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Explore our six schools
Scientific research and artistic activities are carried out at six schools and their departments and units.
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.
Research, education and new solutions in the fields of mechanical engineering, civil engineering and built environment.
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.
At the School of Chemical Engineering, we combine natural sciences and engineering in a unique way.
At the School of Electrical Engineering, we are experts in systems science developing integrated solutions from care of the elderly to space robotics.
Science for tomorrow’s technology, innovations and businesses
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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Explore Aalto University’s campus from anywhere in the world! Our digital guides introduce you to our learning facilities, laboratories, workshops, service spots and outdoor spaces. Experience the tour on desktop, mobile or with VR headset.
Studies and courses open to all
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 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
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.
On this page you find answers to commonly asked questions related to the effects the war in Ukraine has on Aalto University.
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.
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.