Towards a better world.

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We build a sustainable future by creating novel solutions to major global challenges. We value responsibility, courage, and collaboration.

By merging three leading Finnish universities in 2010, Aalto was founded to work as a societally embedded research university. In a short space of time, we have since become a forerunner in our key areas. We are renowned for our sense of community and culture of entrepreneurship and innovation.

Aalto University students at Aalto Party during the opening of the Academic Year. Photo by Aalto University / Aino Huovio

Key figures

Aalto University has six schools and its main campus Otaniemi is located in Espoo, Finland.

Click here for key figures, board report and financial statements of 2019.

Luku 11000 kuvana.

We have over 11 000 students (FTE, full-time equivalent degree students). More key figures of 2019.

Luku 9 kuvana

The QS 2021 Top 50 under 50 ranking listed Aalto University as #9 in the world among young universities. Read more about rankings.

Luku 38 % kuvana.

38% of our academic faculty is international. More key figures of 2019.

Luku 4000 kuvana

Aalto University has more than 4 000 employees, including 400 professors. More key figures of 2019.

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

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

Schools, departments and units

Scientific research, artistic activities and teaching are carried out at Aalto's six schools and their departments and units.

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
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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

Undergraduate centre / Photo by Tuomas Uusheimo

Organisation and governance

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 team

Code 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. 

Read more about our history

News

Tummien värialueiden lomassa glitterimäisiä sinisiä ja kultaisia raitoja, kuva Valeria Azovskaya
Research & Art, University Published:

Aalto granted 15.4 million euros for profiling

The objective is to produce revolutionary expertise in four areas: AI-driven healthcare, Computational imagination, Co-innovating circular systems and Leading for creativity
Ylhäältä otetussa kuvassa opiskelijat istuvat pöydän ääressä Oppimiskeskuksen värikkäissä tiloissa
Studies, University Published:

All Aalto students have access to gender studies

Hilma network offers courses for the students and training for teachers.
A yellow workshop wall with lots of sticky notes with text
University Published:

Aalto community collaborated in identifying emerging trends affecting our strategic choices

Over 100 weak signals and trends were gathered from the Aalto community during the first University Preview process.
School of Business. Photo: Mika Huisman / Aalto University
University Published:

The School of Business turns 110 in 2021

In 2007 the Helsinki School of Economics was granted the coveted so-called Triple Crown accreditation, becoming the first in the Nordic Countries to do so.

Events

Dissertations

Defence in the field of mechanical engineering Hanyang Gong M.Sc. (Tech)

Name of dissertation "Discrete-element modelling of ship interaction with unconsolidated ice ridges: ridge resistant and failure behaviour
Dissertations

Defence in the field of mechanical engineering Jarkko Laine M.Sc. (Tech)

Name of the dissertation "Ductile iron modelling and optimisation for mechanically and thermally loaded components"

Opponent; Professor Alberto Molinari, University of Trento, Department of Industrial Engineering, Povo, Italy

Opponent; Professor Juhani Orkas, Allto University, School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering
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