We shape a sustainable future

Aalto University is where science and art meet technology and business. Our campus is located in Espoo, Greater Helsinki, Finland.

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Key figures of 2021 and reports

In 2021, Aalto University has set its sights firmly on building a sustainable future.

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Aalto as an employer

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

Open positions

Careers at Aalto University

For international personnel

Tenure track career system

Strategy and values

Information on coronavirus
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Board

The Aalto University Board decides on the strategy, operation and financial issues and is responsible for any far-reaching plans.

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Management

The executive bodies of the university are the Board (AUFB), the President, and the University Academic Affairs Committee (AAC). The President's Management Team (PMT) coordinates the daily work at the university and the preparation of pre-decision motions. The Aalto Management Team (AMT) furthers transparency and open dialogue in decision-making regarding university development.

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Aalto University's Learning Centre / Photo by Tuomas Uusheimo

Organisation

Aalto University is a foundation-based university and has six schools.

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Schools, departments and units

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

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History

On 1 January 2010, the Helsinki School of Economics, Helsinki University of Technology and the University of Art and Design Helsinki merged and Aalto University started operating.

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Otaniemi campus to develop into a lively neighbourhood

The university's campus is in Otaniemi, home of the lively community that supports innovations. The goal of the campus development is to mix valuable history and new ways of planning.

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Rankings

Aalto University performs well in international university rankings. In subject-specific rankings, we place 6th globally in art & design and are in the top 100 in several other subjects. We have gathered information on our performance in the best-known university rankings on this page.

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Our strategy

In 2019 we prepared a new strategy together with our community. The new strategy came into effect on 1 January 2021. In our living strategy approach, our purpose, values, and way of working define our long-term direction while our choices are proactively and continuously re-evaluated.

Our strategy: Shaping a sustainable future

Endowment and investment strategy
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Code of Conduct - Values into practice

The Aalto University Code of Conduct is one way of putting our values and way of working — the foundation of our community culture — into practice

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Sustainability

At Aalto, we create solutions that enable well-being within the planetary boundaries. With us, you get the opportunity to learn, research and do meaningful things in a unique environment: we combine the expertise in science, art, technology and economy to develop creative solutions to the world’s major challenges, such as the climate crisis. We are a community of thousands of students, researchers and experts with passion and expertise for both system-level solutions and the rapidly implemented new innovations.

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Equality, diversity and inclusion at Aalto

We aim to be a diverse and inclusive community where all students, faculty, staff and stakeholders feel a sense of belonging and can fulfill their professional, educational and social aspirations fully.

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The Aalto Handbook

The Aalto Handbook is a description of the university’s shared way of managing and organising its activities—research and innovation, education, art and creative practices and services— in a way that meets high standards of excellence. In the handbook you can find information on the university’s organisation, quality system and annual management processes.

Read more about the management and decision-making at Aalto

News

Lots of people set off running in Aalto 10K and 5K sports event in September 2022
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The Aalto 10K inspired over 1,300 sports enthusiasts

The Aalto 10K & 5K sports event on 17 September was full of the joy of exercise and togetherness – see the photos!
Illustration image on a sunny day as the sun is setting, of Otakaari 2A, the lights in the building are lit and there are blurry images of people walking around. Grass and trees are green.
Campus, Press releases, University Published:

The new Marsio building is a showcase for research, teaching and impact at Aalto University

The name was selected through a contest, and it is a tribute to Aino Marsio-Aalto.
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What does the campus look like today, how about in five years?

ACRE day and community I love campus tours invite you to fall in love with our campus
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Research & Art, University Published:

DesignTalks highlights the relevance of good design and how it benefits us all

Find all DesignTalks recordings here – they're available for everyone, offering an opportunity to easily explore the role and relevance of design in different contexts

Events

Internet Forum Public lecture series: Technology, Security and Future – to All of Us
Lectures and seminars (recurring)

Internet Forum Public lecture series: Technology, Security and Future – to All of Us

How do you feel security and what does it mean to us in the future – welcome to listen to interesting talks and discuss.
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Conferences and workshops

Forum Wood Building Nordic 2022

MORE - Mobilizing Our Resources Efficiently.
Video Production Clinic event
Online event (recurring)

Video production and MOOC clinic with Online Hybrid Lab

Do you have questions about developing an educational videos production or have in mind MOOC development? Grab 30 minutes appointment with our specialist!
European Researchers' Night 2022
Online event

European Researchers' Night: Unite! smart cities – by and for the citizens

On European Researchers' Night the Unite! alliance and Aalto University invite you to learn about the transition to sustainable and climate-neutral cities by 2030.
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