Aalto Science Institute (AScI)

Aalto Science Institute (AScI)

The Aalto Science Institute (AScI) is a strategic initiative hosted by the Aalto University School of Science to advance and foster international collaboration and research at the highest level across the fields of science. The key dimensions of the AScI initiative are quality, internationalisation, and collaboration. AScI supports the renewal of research excellence in Aalto by providing a platform and instruments for exploring new interdisciplinary research directions with breakthrough potential.

New for 2023: Visiting Doctoral Student programme

Four Aalto University students working at a table / photo by Unto Rautio

Visiting Scientist Programmes

AScI manages the application processes of three active funding instruments to bring international academics to Aalto School of Science: the Visiting Professor programme (on behalf of the Dean of the School of Science), the AScI Visiting Researcher programme, and the AScI Visiting Doctoral Student programme

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The Aalto Science Institute international summer research (internship) programme offers undergraduate and master's students summer employment opportunities to participate first-hand in topical research, to interact with the premier research groups at Aalto University, and to network in an international environment. In support of AScI's role in internationalisation, the internships are open to students from all countries.

  • The application period for the 2023 programme is 02.01.2023 - 31.01.2023.
  • The 59 research projects for 2023 were published on 18.12.2022
  • Follow the link below for details.

Aalto Science Institute AScI internship programme

Scientific meetings

AScI is soliciting proposals for organizing scientific meetings. For this purpose, AScI offers funding of up to 10 000 € per meeting.

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AScI News

Kuva: Matti Ahlgren.
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Award-winning teams work together

Aalto Pioneering Excellence Awards were granted to Aalto teams that do pioneering work to develop the quality and excellence of operations.
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AScI internship program sees record number of applications

As it enters it’s 9th year, the AScI internship programme is celebrating receiving over 1,000 applications for a single recruitment round
Maryam Esmaeilzadeh stood infront of the CHEM department
Research & Art, Studies Published:

Moving to Finland to make solar panels from trees

Maryam Esmaeilzadeh tells us about her AScI Internship and how it’s led to a PhD place in Finland
Super hydrophobic surfaces by Juha Juvonen
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Major breakthrough in extremely water-repellent materials makes them durable enough for the real world

A new armour-plated superhydrophobic material has been developed for potential uses in medical equipment, solar panels and more

AScI events

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