About Aalto University

We shape a sustainable future – Aalto University is where science and art meet technology and business

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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.

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Campus maps, addresses and opening hours in Otaniemi

Here you will also find restaurants, 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

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Aalto Handbook

In the Aalto Handbook you can find information on the university’s shared way of managing and organising its activities – research and art, education, impact, and enablers – in a uniform way that meets high standards of excellence. It is a good practical guide for everyday work.

Aalto Handbook

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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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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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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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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.

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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

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
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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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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.

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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.

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Key figures of 2021 and reports

In 2021, Aalto University has set its sights firmly on building a sustainable future.

Read more
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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.

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Information on coronavirus

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

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News

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Campus, University Published:

Preparing for rolling blackouts at the Otaniemi campus

We aim to communicate about possible blackouts in advance
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Lasers, ice cream and a very large microscope: “Bring your child to work day” at the Department of Applied Physics

Three children spent a day at the Physics Department exploring lasers, making ice cream and taking a peek at large infrastructure on “Bring your child to work day”
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Aalto strengthens its entrepreneurial ecosystem in creative sectors with the lead of Mikael Huhtamäki

Project manager Mikael Huhtamäki is looking for ideas on how to develop multidisciplinary collaboration within Aalto University’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.
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Good variety of ideas and questions about energy saving from the Aalto community

Our experts answer questions from the Aalto community

Events

Video Production Clinic event
Online event (recurring)

Video production and MOOC clinic with Online Hybrid Lab

Do you have questions about developing an educational videos production or have in mind MOOC development? Grab 30 minutes appointment with our specialist!
Studio Kipsari venue
Networking, Lectures and seminars

Intellectual property rights (IPR) in the creative industries

Aalto Digital Creatives first afterwork event takes over Studio Kipsari on the last week of November with IPR issues.
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Networking, Lectures and seminars (recurring)

2022 Energy Forum seminar series – Future energy systems

Key players in Finland's energy sector present their views on the energy systems of the future.
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Lectures and seminars

CS Special Seminar: Philip Ginzboorg "Creating and Using Security Infrastructures"

This talk is arranged at the Department of Computer Science.
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