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 specialises in science, art, technology and business. We have improved markedly in rankings specific to these fields, and place high in well-known ranking lists.

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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.

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An aerial view of the Aalto University campus at sunset/ Photo by Mika Huisman

Schools, departments and units

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

Aalto-yliopisto / Mikko Raskinen

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

Sounds of aurora borealis
Research & Art, Studies, University Published:

Auroral crackling sounds are related to the electromagnetic resonances of the Earth

A study that correlates the sound of the Northern Lights with the Schumann resonances
New York_June 2019
Cooperation, University Published:

New biomaterials and their market potential are at the centre of interest in the United States

How can bio-based materials be adopted as an alternative to synthetic plastics on an industrial scale? Is it possible for environmentally friendly textile production to be profitable?
Opiskelijoita kampuksella 2019 Kuva: Unto Rautio
Studies, University Published:

Aalto University admitted 1895 new Bachelor students – amount of applicants increased

Results of the joint application for higher education have been published in the Studyinfo service
THE Young universities 2019
University Published:

Aalto ranks 18th among world’s young universities

Times Higher Education rankings places Aalto in the shared 1st spot in the Nordic countries among universities under 50 years old

Events

Image: Taneli Luotoniemi.
Exhibitions and fairs

IN TRANSITION - Mathematics and Art student exhibition at the Espoo Cultural Centre

The exhibition showcases student work from the Crystal Flowers in Halls of Mirrors course
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Exhibitions and fairs

Re-imagining the Past - Stories from the Aalto Archives exhibition

Exhibition highlights carefully selected items from the Aalto University Archives.
Aalto Day One 2019-2020
Campus

Aalto Day One 2019-2020

The faculty, staff and students of Aalto University are all invited to celebrate the opening of the academic year on 3 September 2019.
Forum Wood Building Nordic flyer
Conferences and workshops

Forum Wood Building Nordic 2019

The leading Nordic conference in wood construction comes to Finland in September 2019.
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