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Towards a better world.

Aalto University is a multidisciplinary community of bold thinkers, where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future.

Aalto University students at Aalto Party during the opening of the Academic Year. Photo by Aalto University / Aino Huovio
Key figures of 2018 and reports

Rankings

Aalto University specialises in science, art, technology and business. We have improved markedly in rankings specific to these fields, and place high in well-known ranking lists.

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A Grid Aalto University / Photo by Unto Rautio
Aalto-yliopisto/ Aki-Pekka Sinikoski

Aalto as an employer

We are an international community of 20 000 bold thinkers, working on top research, art and education. Join us in changing the world!

Open positions

Working at Aalto University

For international staff

Tenure track career system

Strategy and values

Campus

Aalto University's campus in Otaniemi is the home of an innovative community.

Get to know our campus
Aalto University campus / Photo by Mika Huisman

Schools, departments and units

Scientific research, artistic activities and teaching are carried out at Aalto's six schools and their departments and units.

Aalto-yliopisto / Mikko Raskinen

Organisation and strategy

We are a multidisciplinary and international university comprising of six schools. The university is foundation-based, and President Ilkka Niemelä is in charge of its operations. 

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Sustainability

We are committed to promoting sustainable development through research and education as well as in our campus development and other daily practices.

Read more on sustainability at Aalto
Environmental Engineering. Photo: Mikko Raskinen/ Aalto University
Aalto University Undergraduate Centre Otaniemi, image: Tuomas Uusheimo

History

Aalto University was established in 2010 as three leading Finnish universities, the Helsinki School of Economics, Helsinki University of Technology and the University of Art and Design Helsinki, were merged. 

Read more about our history

News

Academy of Finland's profile funding 2019, photo Mikko Raskinen
Research & Art, University Published:

Aalto granted EUR 10.4 million for profiling by Academy of Finland

Aalto University’s application was ranked number one by the international peer expert panel.
Raide-Jokeri havainnekuva Ainonaukio, Otaniemi Kuva: Raide-Jokeri
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Construction of Jokeri Light Rail will start 3 June at Maarintie

The construction is prepared by tree felling in May.
Aalto BIZ portaikkotaidekilpailun voittaja IC-98 Kuva: Marko Oikarinen
Campus, Press releases, University Published:

IC-98 won the School of Business' building staircase invited art competition

The winning proposal creates a zone of silence from the busy staircase.
Kauppakorkeakoulun rakennuksen julkinen taide Kuva: Mikko Raskinen
Campus, Press releases, University Published:

School of Business' public art explores humanity and its tensions

The theme of the collection is Human Approach, and it follows the percent for art principle.

Events

Aalto Festival /Aalto University / Illustration by Anna Muchenikova
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Aalto Festival

Starting on 8 May, Aalto University showcases talent in seminars, parties, lectures and exhibitions during Aalto Festival 2019. Welcome to the events!
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Conferences and workshops

Aalto welcomes Nucleic Acid Nanotechnology workshop, 27-29 May 2019

Scientists from around the world who are working on various aspects of nucleic acid nanotechnology will discuss recent advances, fundamental challenges, and emerging trends in this fascinating research field meet in Otaniemi.
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of mechanical engineering, Seppo Hauta-aho, D.Sc. (Econ.) 

Guidance beam manufacturing method for maglev- and high-speed train applications.
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Dissertations
Updated 9.4.2019
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