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Diversity and accessibility are the guiding principles of equality at Aalto University.
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Diversity of Aalto people and partners

Diversity and accessibility are the guiding principles of equality at Aalto University. Accessibility refers to convenience of use and access to education, research and related support services regardless of the diverse qualities of individuals. The accessible operating environment of Aalto is inclusive as our operations reflect the interactions, learning, research and work of all members of the Aalto community. Through its work on accessibility, Aalto University creates high-quality, barrier-free and efficient services and related support systems for research, education and academic management (Aalto University strategy).

AccaNet supports accessibility

Accanet network for collaboration is open for every Aalto community member who is interested in developing accessible university and barrier-free campus. Accanet promotes and counsels in equality of studies and flexibility of services in Aalto schools.

Contact our experts

  • Enabling environment (All accessibility issues): Antti Raike
  • Dyslexia; specific reading and writing difficulties in the mother tongue and in foreign languages; (foreign) language learning and teaching: Signe-Anita Lindgrén
  • Accessibility mappings, surveys, reports and inspections: Ilpo Korhonen
  • Students. The barrier-free campus, accessible student activity and accessibility of events: Esa-Pekka Mattila, kokemusasiantuntija, AYY. Also common support, especially to students with physical disability.
  • Harald Herlin Learning Centre: Risto Maijala
  • The management and development of the AV technology of study spaces with service production related to them: Peter Simontschuk and Janne Lummaa
  • Coordination of equality and non-discrimination: Anna Hynynen

    Individual study arrangements

    Each Aalto student has a right to individual study arrangements due to an impairment restricting his/her ability to study or other health condition.

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    Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at Aalto University

    Aalto University is committed to promoting diversity, equality and non-discrimination in all its activities.

    We aim to provide a non-discriminatory, gender-equal and accessible environment in which employees and students with diverse backgrounds and duties receive equal treatment and are free to participate without discrimination in university activities.

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