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