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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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 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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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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Students

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

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Campus Published:

The participatory budgeting project culminated in a happy planting workshop

One Euro for Every Student project culminated in a planting workshop in mid-May on the new garden benches
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Melina Nummi enhances student mobility between Unite! universities

Melina Nummi is the planning officer for international mobility at Aalto University. Melina's interest in enabling internationalisation for everyone, comes from her own background as she has studied and worked outside Finland for quite many years.
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Scholarships for Ukrainian students available at Aalto University Summer School

The summer school scholarships are awarded on a first-come-first-served basis for eligible applicants, and they cover course tuition and programme fees.
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Research & Art, University Published:

Open Access Publishing Is the Predominant Publishing Method at Aalto University – From 13% to 82% in Eight Years

We have come a long way since Aalto University published its first open access recommendation in 2014.

Events

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University Pathway Finland OPEN DOORS

University Pathway Finland (Science & Technology) has OPEN DOORS in zoom
every Monday 23.5.-13.6.2022 at 11-12 Helsinki time (GMT +3:00). Join anytime and ask anything! The University Pathway Finland (Science & Technology) team is there every Monday to answer your questions about the programme and the application.

Welcome!
Lectures and seminars

Visiting lecture: Financialization of housing - On investment apartments and their promotional staging in Vienna

Financialization of housing - On investment apartments and their promotional staging in Vienna
MLCS
Lectures and seminars (recurring)

Machine Learning Coffee Seminar

Weekly seminar organized by Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence FCAI. Social Media: #MLCS
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Online event (recurring)

University Pathway Finland OPEN DOORS

University Pathway Finland (Science & Technology) has OPEN DOORS in zoom
every Monday 23.5.-13.6.2022 at 11-12 Helsinki time (GMT +3:00). Join anytime and ask anything! The University Pathway Finland (Science & Technology) team is there every Monday to answer your questions about the programme and the application.

Welcome!
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