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Aalto University

is where people who think differently bring the best out of each other. A place where imagination and theory meet practice and reality. A community to solve challenges most consider impossible.

Aalto was created with a mission to lead a way for a nation. To unite a diverse set of people through science, arts, technology and business. To create a better world by bringing quantum engineers, urban economists and fashion designers to collide and to elevate each other.

Our way is to accelerate curiosity and responsibility towards solving the biggest challenges in the world. For this task we offer an academic environment that reimagines the way a university operates.

We are inspirited through the radical creativity of our students and the entrepreneurial mindset of our community. We drive fundamental research and fuel sustainable growth. Make theories become solutions and prototypes become breakthroughs.

Our differences are the gravity that pulls us together and the chemistry that sparks us to action. Together we build beyond the status quo and always find a way forward.

Campus - a lively community

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Campus

Aalto University's campus in Otaniemi is the home of an innovative community.

Explore the campus virtually at virtualtour.aalto.fi.

Aalto-yliopisto / Unto Rautio

Campus maps, addresses and opening hours in Otaniemi

Here you will also find restaurants, the map, the Aalto Space mobile app, access control - all practical information on one page! You can also visit the campus virtually.

Campus
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Aalto as an employer

We are an international community, working on top research, art and education. Join us in changing the world!

Open positions

Careers at Aalto University

For international personnel

Tenure track career system

Strategy and values

News

Poikkeustilanne-kuvitus
Campus, Incidents, University Published:

Water cut in Dipoli 22 Feb at 8-15

There is a planned water cut at Dipoli (Otakaari 24) on Thursday 22nd February starting at 8.00, and it is estimated to end at 15.00.
Aalto-yliopiston opiskelijoita opiskelemassa pöydän ääressä. Kuva: Aalto-yliopisto / Unto Rautio
For Aalto community Appointments Published:

Minna Vänskä appointed as the project manager of Digivisio's Opin.fi service implementation

The project manager for the implementation of the Digivisio's Opin.fi service has been appointed.
Labrador Retriever Niksi looks into the camera.
Campus Published:

Guide dog Niksi: It's always amazing and fun to come to campus

'As difficult as it is, we can't say hello when I'm wearing my guide dog harness. I'm responsible for moving safely, and it's really important to focus on that. I do try to catch people’s eyes every now and then, but it's not something you should respond to.'
Otaparkki julkisivu
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Key figures and Aalto Handbook

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Key figures of 2022 and annual reports

On this page we present key figures of 2022 and the Annual Board Report and Financial Statements.

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Aalto Handbook

Here you will find information regarding Aalto University’s organisation, various operators, management processes, operational principles and the guiding rules and policies of our operations.

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Board

The Aalto University Board decides on the strategy, operation and financial issues and is responsible for any far-reaching plans.

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Management

The executive bodies of the university are the Board (AUFB), the President, and the University Academic Affairs Committee (AAC). The President's Management Team (PMT) coordinates the daily work at the university and the preparation of pre-decision motions. The Aalto Management Team (AMT) furthers transparency and open dialogue in decision-making regarding university development.

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Aalto University's Learning Centre / Photo by Tuomas Uusheimo

Organisation

Aalto University is a foundation-based university and has six schools.

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Schools, departments and units

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

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Students of architecture.

History

On 1 January 2010, the Helsinki School of Economics, Helsinki University of Technology and the University of Art and Design Helsinki merged and Aalto University started operating.

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Dipoli / Photo by Tuomas Uusheimo

Otaniemi campus to develop into a lively neighbourhood

The university's campus is in Otaniemi, home of the lively community that supports innovations. The goal of the campus development is to mix valuable history and new ways of planning.

Campus

Rankings

Aalto University performs well in international university rankings. In subject-specific rankings, we place 6th globally in art & design and are in the top 100 in several other subjects. We have gathered information on our performance in the best-known university rankings on this page.

Read more about rankings
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Our strategy

Aalto University's future is built upon a foundation of high-quality research, education, impact and shared values – responsibility, courage, and collaboration. The purpose of the university is to shape a sustainable future.

Tutustu lähemmin
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Endowment and investment strategy
Kaksi henkilöä kampuksella.

Code of Conduct - Values into practice

The Aalto University Code of Conduct is one way of putting our values and way of working — the foundation of our community culture — into practice

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Students

Sustainability

At Aalto, we create solutions that enable well-being within the planetary boundaries. With us, you get the opportunity to learn, research and do meaningful things in a unique environment: we combine the expertise in science, art, technology and economy to develop creative solutions to the world’s major challenges, such as the climate crisis. We are a community of thousands of students, researchers and experts with passion and expertise for both system-level solutions and the rapidly implemented new innovations.

Kuvassa eri-ikäisiä ja erimaalaisia ihmisiä työskentelemässä yhdessä. Kuva: Aleksi Poutanen

Monimuotoisuus ja inklusiivisuus Aalto-yliopistossa

Rakennamme inklusiivista yhteisöä, jossa yhteisömme jäsenet tuntevat yhteenkuuluvuutta ja voivat täysipainoisesti elää työn tai opintojen arkea tasavertaisina.

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War in Ukraine and Covid-19

Ukraine war

On this page, we will gather information on how Russia's invasion of Ukraine affects Aalto University’s operations. We will update the contents regularly.

Blue and yellow flags.

Information on coronavirus

Information on the effects of coronavirus and COVID-19 on activities at Aalto University

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Events

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Lectures and seminars

Physics Research Seminar: Olga López Acevedo (Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia)

Prof. Olga López Acevedo will give a seminar about how computational physics can lead to new insights in materials science
Embassy of Finland - Willis Bretz
Networking

Aalto University alumni get-together in Washington DC

Aalto University alumni get-together at the Embassy of Finland
An artificial intelligence's artistic rendition of an attention-based end-to-end model: an ear points a beam at speech bubbles.
Public defences

Public defence in Speech and Language Technology, M.Sc.(Tech.) Aku Rouhe

End-to-End language technology relies on compute and data, but structure and engineering are still relevant.
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Public defences

Public defence in Chemical pulping, M.Sc. (Tech.) Marjo Määttänen

Studies on phenomena involved in impregnation of industrial wood chips (Title of the thesis)
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