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 2018 and reports

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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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. 

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Sustainability

We are committed to promoting sustainable development through research and education as well as in our campus development and other daily practices.

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Environmental Engineering. Photo: Mikko Raskinen/ Aalto University
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

A lone person on a desolate Hamburg field, enjoying the tranquility and calm
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Silent pedagogy

Paul Savage shares insights on the meaning and versatility of silence as an educational tool
A group of three students engaging in teamwork, one presenting something from her laptop's screen
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On conflict and its role in multidisciplinary education

Ville Eloranta shares insights on adapting to and managing the creative power of conflicts.
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Campus, University Published:

Pricing principle for charging electric cars to change

The pricing principle for the charging of electric cars on campus will change on Friday, February 28 at 16.00 (4:00 pm). Instead of the previously used time-based charge, you will be charged based on how much energy you use.
Insinööritieteiden korkeakoulun dekaanin kahvit 31.1.2020
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New faces and sustainable development – School of Engineering Annual Review 2019

The school advances sustainable development through research and teaching, master's degree and doctoral graduates enjoy high employment rates.

Events

Dissertations

Defence of Dissertation in the field of mechanical engineering, Mikko Savolahti, M.Sc. (Tech.)

Climate and Health Impacts of Residential Wood Combustion in Finland
Kuvituskuva väitöstapahtumaan, Aalto-kynä ja tutkimuspaperi
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of geoinformatics, James Culley, M.Sc.

The name of the dissertation is "An empirical investigation into the changes in the grocery retailing landscape: A Helsinki Metropolitan Region case study"
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Conferences and workshops

Visualizing Knowledge 2020

VK20 invites you into a collective exploration of democracy and the role of knowledge visualization in democracy. Now, more than ever, the visualization of knowledge plays a vital role in the democratic process. Topics we will explore include; open data, visualizations in elections, government reports for decisionmakers, democratic journalism, the accessibility of data and information, and the visualization of global themes and concerns.

The one-day conference VK20 brings visualization experts, researchers, educators, innovators, and enthusiasts together to envision how we can make democracy more visual, and thereby, enabling more people to be informed participants in democracy. We will collaboratively ideate and imagine how data visualization and information design can be utilized to unleash the potential of democracy.
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Lectures and seminars

Aalto Ventures Program Summer Course - Creating Multidimensional Experiences

Learn to create immersive experiences in a multidisciplinary team of international students, working together towards a sustainable future.
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