Aalto University

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 2019 and reports

Year 2019 was Aalto University's tenth year of operations. Academic results have developed strongly in the university's key areas.

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Rankings

Aalto University has improved markedly in rankings specific to science, art, technology and business. We also place high in ranking lists comparing young universities.

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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

Careers 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
Dipoli Kaleva Image: Tuomas Uusheimo / Aalto University

Schools, departments and units

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

Undergraduate centre / Photo by Tuomas Uusheimo

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. 

Schools and departmentsOrganisationBoardManagement teamStrategyJoin us in creating the future - strategy projectCode of ConductKey figures and annual reportsStatements and commentsGovernance

Sustainability

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

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Environmental Engineering. Photo: Mikko Raskinen/ Aalto University

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at Aalto

We aim to provide a non-discriminatory, gender-equal and accessible environment in which employees and students with diverse backgrounds and duties receive equal treatment and are free to participate without discrimination in university activities.

Read more about our equality, diversity and inclusion work
Kuvassa eri-ikäisiä ja erimaalaisia ihmisiä työskentelemässä yhdessä. Kuva: Aleksi Poutanen
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. 

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News

Creativity in Action exhibition graphics by Emery Norton
Campus, University Published:

Exhibition in honour of Aalto's 10-year anniversary highlights student impact over the decades

‘Creativity in Action: The Spirit of Student Life’ exhibition opens at the Dipoli Gallery and online on 27 August.
Norbert Juhász, member of the School of Business Alumni Advisory Board
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School of Business Alumni Advisory Board member's story: Norbert Juhász

The School of Business Alumni Advisory Board member Norbert Juhász studied in International Business and CEMS MIM master’s programmes. Aalto student community, business case competitions with fellow students and the possibility to study and live completely in English in Finland are very memorable to him. “Being an alumnus means being part of a community and being part of a shared history with that community.”
Olof smiling
University Published:

Get to know us: Emeritus Professor Olof Forsén

Academic career over 40 years long.
Taina in lab gear in the laboratoy smiling
Studies Published:

Get to know us: Doctoral student Taina Kalliomäki

University of applied science studies before Aalto.

Events

Dissertations

Defence in the field of mechanical engineering MSc Mohamed Magdeldin

name of the dissertation is "Hydrogen carriers from Industrial Biomass via Sub/supercritical water"
Opponent Professor Mikko Hupa, Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland
Custos Professor Mika Järvinen, Aalto University, School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Dissertations

Defence in the field of mechanical engineering MSc Miika Rämä

Name of the dissertation is "District heating with low-carbon heat sources and low distribution temperatures"
Opponent Assistant Professor PhD Justin Chiu, KTH, Sweden
Custos Professor Sanna Syri, Aalto University, School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Aalto Talent Expo 2020 illustration / Graphic designer Babi Brasileiro.
Exhibitions and fairs

Aalto Talent Expo 2020-21

The recruitment and contact fair Aalto Talent Expo will be organised in Otahalli on the 14th of January 2021. The fair, originally planned for the fall of 2020, has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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