We shape a sustainable future

Aalto University is where science and art meet technology and business. Our campus is located in Espoo, Greater Helsinki, Finland.

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Key figures

By merging three leading Finnish universities in 2010, Aalto was founded to work as a societally embedded research university.

Click here for key figures, board report and financial statements of 2020.

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

12 000

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

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.

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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

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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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 President's Management Team (PMT) coordinates the daily work at the university and 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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Learning Centre / Photo by Tuomas Uusheimo

Organisation

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

Governance

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
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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

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The Aalto Handbook

The Aalto Handbook is a description of the university’s shared way of managing and organising its activities—research and innovation, education, art and creative practices and services— in a way that meets high standards of excellence. In the handbook you can find information on the university’s organisation, quality system and annual management processes.

Read more about the management and decision-making at Aalto

Endowment and investment strategy

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

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
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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

Students sitting around a table doing a project, possibly for the Digital Business Master Class at Aalto University Summer School
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Students from top universities around the world come together for this summer’s Digital Business Master Class

This summer’s Digital Business Master Class by Aalto University Summer School has been off to a flying start with students from all over the world.
Asko ja Else-Maj Harmia Aalto-yliopisto Töölön juhlasalissa
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‘The building designed by my father and Woldemar Baeckman really is magnificent’

Asko Harmia, the son of architect Hugo Harmia, visited the former School of Business building designed by his father and Woldemar Baeckman.
Aerial photo of Suomenlinna and the surrounding islands
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Top 5 Islands to Visit in Helsinki this summer

Are you visiting Finland this summer? Aalto University is just a short trip away from dozens of beautiful island destinations. Here are five islands that we at Aalto University Summer School consider the best!
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New Academy Projects to be launched in September

New Academy Projects funded by the Academy of Finland involve expertise from all six Aalto schools

Events

Dissertations

Dissertation in the field of mechanical engineering Bruno Reinaldo Goncalves M.Sc. (Tech)

Name of the thesis is "A non-linear modeling approach for corrugated sanwich beams"
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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