Aalto University


Welcome to Aalto! Accessibility of tuition and services with barrier-free environment and digital accessibility support the Aalto community in making sure that everyone has the opportunity to access the university’s knowledge, ideas, and resources.
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Diversity of Aalto people and partners

Accessibility and a barrier-free campus

This page provides an overview of the Accessible Aalto. In addition, additional details and resources are included as links on this page.

Barrier-free campus of the Aalto University in Otaniemi

Servicemap shows all the services in the metropolitan area within your reach in English, Swedish and Finnish. Use Journey Planner to travel by bus, tram or metro to Aalto University Otaniemi campus.

Servicemap (external link)

All the services in the metropolitan area within your reach. Search for services, units or addresses, including Aalto University premises at Otaniemi

Aalto University schools and units on Servicemap

Journey Planner (external link)

To make travel easier for everyone, most public transport vehicles in the Helsinki region are low-floor.


Otaniemi campus map (external link)

Get to know Otaniemi and its services. The map shows the locations of restaurants and cafés, parking areas, university facilities and other everyday services in the area. View the area as a whole or zoom in to individual buildings and view their floor maps. You can also search for services or facilities with the search bar and categories on the bottom of the map.


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.

Aalto-yliopisto / Unto Rautio

Explore Aalto University’s campus from anywhere in the world! (external link)

Our digital guides, an Aalto University student and an assistant professor, introduce you to our learning facilities, laboratories, workshops, service spots and outdoor spaces. The tour can be experienced on desktop, mobile or VR headset.

Aerial photo of the Aalto University campus

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.

Dipoli / Photo by Tuomas Uusheimo

Green and urban campus

Otaniemi and the Aalto University campus are set to undergo rapid change, with plenty of new development in the works. At the same time, the character of the urban areas will be transformed into an inviting oasis of outdoor environments and verdant spaces.

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Accessibility in AYY rental facilities (external link)

AYY has paid more attention to the accessibility and reachability of rental facilities. Some of the facilities are nearly accessible, and we also now provide more information on accessible facilities in advance.

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Barrier-Free Finland prize awarded to Aalto University Undergraduate Centre

The Barrier-Free Finland prize 2015 has been awarded to Undergraduate Centre in Otaniemi.

Aalto-University mapped the quality of induction loops to provide better services to people with hearing loss

The project promotes the equality of people with hearing loss, and it has been significant in scale both in Finland and internationally.

Aalto lecture hall during the lecture

Aalto Space for students, partners and personnel

Aalto Space applikaatio Kuva: Hannes Huotari

Aalto Space mobile application

Aalto Space allows you to book conference and group work facilities and helps you navigate the campus.


Digital accessibility of research, tuition and service

Learn aboout accessibility of Aalto University digital environment

Digital Accessibility

Digital accessibility guidance for Aalto web sites, e-services, mobile applications and documents to implement the national Act on the Provision of Digital Services (306/2019).

Student at laptop. Photo by Aalto University / Aino Huovio

IT Services

You can find up-to-date news, contact information, chat and instructions of frequently used IT services at IT-help hub: accounts, passwords, email, MFA, vpn, printing, teams, zoom, VDI and guidelines how to procure workstations and phones.

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Study at Aalto, admission services and academic policies and regulations

The university curricula are designed and implemented in accordance with the university strategy, and various academic guidelines, rules and regulations.

Student Guide

Study guide for all Aalto University students

Student guide illustration, front page

Support for Studying

Support for Studying

Student guide illustration, support for studying

Study at Aalto

Do you want to study in the Nordics in Finland? At Aalto University science and art meet technology and business. We believe in the power of curiosity and encourage our students to explore the unknown as well as to learn and do things in a whole new way.

Three happy students in overalls in the Aalto University metro entrance

Admission Services

Aalto University organises several admissions. On this page you can find instructions for applying to Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral programmes.

Aalto University students. Photo by Unto Rautio.

Individual study arrangements

Each Aalto student has a right to receive reasonable individual study arrangements for medical reasons. A medical reason may be dyslexia, a sensory impairment, mental health condition or learning difficulty. Individual study arrangements should not be seen as a reason to stop aiming for the set learning outcomes. Instead, they are a way of supporting the student in attaining the learning outcomes.

Examples of individual study arrangements include additional time for examinations (1 hour at Aalto), a private space or computer for examinations, or adjusted schedules.

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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at Aalto University

Accessibility and diversity are the guiding principles of equal Aalto University. Thus, Aalto University is committed to promoting diversity, equality, wellbeing and non-discrimination in all its activities. 

Aalto University's management: We call everyone to take action against racism and discrimination

There's no place for racism in the scientific community says the management of Aalto University in its statement. As a university, Aalto is working hard to develop an open and diverse community.

Aalto University flags. Photo: Aino Huovio

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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Aalto University has six schools with nearly 12 000 students and 4 200 employees, including 400 professors. Get to know our experts in research, art, technology and business.

Aalto University community member

Aalto University Accessibility Coordination Group

Diversity and accessibility are the guiding principles of equality at Aalto University. Accessibility of teaching and other academic activities, campus, and services both physically and digitally support the Aalto community in making sure that everyone has the opportunity to access the university’s knowledge, ideas, and resources.
Aalto University’s Accessibility coordination group is formed to improve coordination across domains.

Aalto University Accessibility Coordination Group members from May 1st, 2021

 Sari Dhima

Sari Dhima

Head of workplace development
Barrier-free campus environment

Martti Rahkila

Accessible digital services
 Anni Rintala

Anni Rintala

Accessible learning services
 Robert Salven

Robert Salven

Head of Digital Experience
Accessible digital communication
 Ida Salin

Ida Salin

HR Specialist, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Officer
EDI liaison

Be active in AccANet!

Do you want to develop accessibility and inclusive culture in Aalto University? Join AccANet and collaborate with your Aalto peers. AccANet supports and promotes best Aalto practices of equality in all schools. 

Accessible Aalto

Recognising and removing barriers is an on-going process requiring everyone’s input.

A happy student slides downhill a snowbank

Accessible Aalto

Aalto University strives towards being an accessible, safe and healthy university where research, teaching and services are accessible for all.

Equality, diversity and inclusion at Aalto
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