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 2020.

12 000

We have nearly 12 000 students (FTE, full-time equivalent degree students). More key figures of 2020.

Luku 9 kuvana

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

43%

43% of our academic faculty is international. More key figures of 2020.

4200

Aalto University has around 4 200 employees (full-time equivalent), including 400 professors. More key figures of 2020.

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. Explore the campus virtually at virtualtour.aalto.fi.

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

Endowment and investment strategy
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 be a diverse and inclusive community where all students, faculty, staff and stakeholders feel a sense of belonging and can fulfill their professional, educational and social aspirations fully.

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

Aalto-yliopiston kauppakorkeakoulu. Kuva: Mika Huisman
Research & Art Published:

School of Business is getting more high-quality international applications for professorships

Our excellent rankings reveal the high quality of our research work.
A Grid ilmakuva Kuva: Mikko Raskinen
Campus, Research & Art, University Published:

Aalto University’s TUTLI project eParkly gathers the parking related data on the A Grid parking area to develop future parking solutions

eParkly pilot begins on the A Grid parking area (A Grid B Otakaari 5, area code 541) on Monday 29th of March 2021. eParkly is a platform for providing a better parking experience to car drivers by real-time sensing of parking area utilization rates.
The picture shows Associate Dean of teaching and education Tomas Falk. Photo: Aalto University.
University Published:

Educational renewal with lifewide learning is one of the four key strategic initiatives at School of Business

Multidisciplinary degree programs, digital education, Sustainable Development Goals, and holistic wellbeing are in focus when the School’s educational offering is developed further.
The photo shows Associate Dean of research and international cooperation Virpi Tuunainen, and the photo was taken by Mortti Saarnia.
University Published:

Cutting-edge research and infrastructure is one of the four School of Business key strategic initiatives

The aim is to help researchers to succeed in their research even better.

Events

Keltainen Aalto-kynä, kuvituskuva
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of built environment, Mirjam Bilker-Koivula, M.Sc. (Tech)

The title of the dissertation is "Geoid and postglacial rebound related gravity change in Finland"
In the middle the text "Solve the SDGs" is written in a circle. Around it a soft, gradient background in blue, purple, light gray and light pink colors. At the bottom it says "48 hours to change the world" and on top are the logos of Aalto University, Aalto Ventures Program and Junction.
Online event

Solve the SDGs by Junction and Aalto University

48 hours to save the world — join us in hacking for a more sustainable future!
Aalto Talent Expo 2021
Exhibitions and fairs

Aalto Talent Expo 2021

Aalto Talent Expo contact & recruitment fair will be organized in Otahalli on the 11th of November 2021
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