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 facts

The Aalto University community is made up of 12 000 students, 400 professors and close to 4 000 other faculty and staff. We have six schools.

Click here for key figures, board report and financial statements of 2020.

12 000

We have nearly 12 000 students (FTE, full-time equivalent degree students). More key figures of 2020.

Luku 9 kuvana

The QS Top 50 under 50 ranking has listed Aalto University as #9 in the world among young universities. Read more about rankings.

43%

43% of our academic faculty is international. More key figures of 2020.

4200

Aalto University has around 4 200 employees (full-time equivalent), including 400 professors. More key figures of 2020.

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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 President's Management Team (PMT) coordinates the daily work at the university and 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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Learning Centre / Photo by Tuomas Uusheimo

Organisation

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

Aalto Handbook
Aerial photo of Väre and A Bloc buildings / Photo by Aalto University, Mikko Raskinen

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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Dipoli / Photo by Tuomas Uusheimo

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

Read more about rankings
A Grid Aalto University / Photo by Unto Rautio
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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 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

Kauppakorkeakoulun mursujaiset 1958, kuva: Esko Antikainen
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Photos of the Student Union KY’s celebrations sold like hot cakes

Esko Antikainen photographed almost all of KY’s celebrations and other university events for a three-year period in the late 1950s.
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Construction of Jokeri Light Rail 75% complete – rail construction progressing ahead of schedule

The construction of Jokeri Light Rail has proceeded ahead of schedule, and the light rail line can start operating in early 2024
Sähkötekniikan korkeakoulun vuoden alumnin Mikko J. Salmisen hymy oli herkässä, kun Otakaaren katoilta Otaniemestä löytyi hänen aikanaan teekkareiden käytössä ollut Telesten lautasantenni. Kuva: Aalto-yliopisto / Ira Matilainen
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Alumnus of the Year Mikko J. Salminen encourages multidisciplinary studies

Mikko J. Salminen was selected as Alumnus of the Year for 2021 at Aalto University's School of Electrical Engineering. The selection was made public at the SIK100 seminar of the Guild of Electrical Engineering on Saturday, 23 October.
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The vote on the participary budgeting was decided – the garden benches were chosen as the winner

In spring 2021, we asked students how they would like to spend 12 000 euros of the university budget. The community discussion was based on the “One euro for every student” participatory budgeting pilot project launched in May.

Events

A Bloc Black Week 22.-28.11.
Campus

A Bloc Black Week

A Bloc goes Black 22-28 November 2021.
Christmas sales
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TOKYO’s Christmas Sales

Three days and tens and tens tables full of fantastic art & design from the students and alumni of Aalto University’s School of Arts, Design and Architecture!
Unite! organises the 4th Dialogue in Barcelona hosted by the UPC.
Online event

4th Unite! Dialogue event

Every six months staff and students from the seven Unite! universities meet for a dialogue and cooperate around the various themes and activities of Unite!.
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Lectures and seminars (recurring)

Machine Learning Coffee Seminar

Weekly seminars organized by Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence (FCAI)
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