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.

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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. 

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.

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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

Colorful Made in Aalto University -t-shirts hanging at Aalto University Shop's wall
Studies, University Published:

Design Inside brings design education to all Aalto students

Design offers tools and new perspectives that would not be found otherwise. . It can help make a difference in every field. That is why Aalto University wants all students to have access to design education.
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Studies, University Published:

Dispelling misconceptions about online learning

Sara Gottschalk and Tomi Kauppinen share insights about the misconceptions about online learning.
Collage of the academy of Finland Fellow
Research & Art Published:

Meet our newest Academy of Finland Fellows

Our researchers who have been awarded Academy of Finland Fellowships tell us about what their projects will investigate
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Honoured, Research & Art, University Published:

Nine new Academy Research Fellows and 18 Postdoctoral Researchers

The research posts funded by the Academy of Finland strengthen the university's research by 8.6 million euros.

Events

Kuvituskuva väitöstapahtumaan, Aalto-kynä ja tutkimuspaperi
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering, Tiina Merikoski, Landscape Architect

The name of the dissertation is "Planning Competitions as Tools Towards Sustainable Community Development - A Critical Case Study"
Keltainen Aalto-kynä
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of mechanical engineering, Joel Kuula, M.Sc. (Tech.)

The title of the dissertation is "Opportunities and limitations of aerosols sensors to urban air quality monitoring".
Keltainen Aalto-kynä
Dissertations

Defence of Dissertation in the field of mechanical engineering, Goncalo Sorger, M.Sc. (Tech.)

The title of the dissertation is "Friction stir welding of modern high-strength steels. Joint characterization and development of a magnetic based monitoring"
Kuvituskuva väitöstapahtumaan, Aalto-kynä ja tutkimuspaperi
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of water and environmental engineering, Tuija Laakso, M.Sc. (Tech.)

The name of the dissertation is "Data-driven network asset management - Focus on sewer systems"
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