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.

Read more about rankings
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.

Read more on sustainability at Aalto
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

Olof smiling
University Published:

Get to know us: Emeritus Professor Olof Forsén

Academic career over 40 years long.
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Studies Published:

Get to know us: Doctoral student Taina Kalliomäki

University of applied science studies before Aalto.
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Campus, University Published:

Tips for using your new access token

The new access control tokens will be introduced in all Otaniemi campus buildings during the course of the spring and the summer. When using your new access control token, please take the following factors into account.
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Studies, University Published:

2197 new undergraduate students admitted to Aalto University – congratulations!

Results of the joint application for higher education have been published in the Studyinfo service.

Events

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Lectures and seminars

Entrepreneurship summer course: Creating Multidimensional Experiences (Online)

Learn to create immersive experiences in a multidisciplinary team of international students, working online but together towards a sustainable future.
Aalto Talent Expo 2020 illustration / Graphic designer Babi Brasileiro.
Exhibitions and fairs

Aalto Talent Expo 2020

The recruitment and contact fair Aalto Talent Expo will be organised in Otahalli on 8 October 2020.
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