Aalto University

Accessible Aalto

Recognising and removing barriers is an on-going process requiring everyone’s input. The shared aim is an equal and enabling environment for studies, research and artistic activities.
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Accessible Aalto

Let´s go equal!

This page provides a collection of methods and ways to increase collaboration and communication to support each other in learning accessible practices for daily work.

Accessibility regulations deadlines for websites and videos

New university websites

  • New university websites created on or after 23 September 2018, must meet accessibility standards and must publish an accessibility statement by 23 September 2019.
  • Review and update your statement regularly.

Existing websites and videos

  • Most existing websites that were published before 23 September 2018 need to comply with the accessibility regulations by 23rd September 2020.
  • Note, that intranets and extranets need to comply from when there are significant changes to them.
  • Pre-recorded video or audio content published on or after the 23rd of September 2020 must be accessible.
Aalto-yliopiston liput liehuvat salossa. Kuva: Aino Huovio

Aalto University Accessibility Implementation Plan 2022–2024

President Ilkka Niemelä confirmed the Aalto University Accessibility Implementation Plan for 2022–2024 on 1st February, 2022. The plan is based on the Aalto University strategy and supports well-being work and the work of the Aalto University Equality Committee. The implementation plan is attached as an appendix to the Aalto University Equality Plan. This page is for monitoring the implementation.

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Aalto University flags. Photo: Aino Huovio

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.


Equality, diversity, inclusion and code of conduct

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.

Kuvassa eri-ikäisiä ja erimaalaisia ihmisiä työskentelemässä yhdessä. Kuva: Aleksi Poutanen

Technology looking for the makers of tomorrow

Maria Clavert, Professor of Practice in Technology Education, encourages young people who want to change the world to study technology, as it can enable real change.

Shaking up Tech: avaruustekniikka tutuksi. Kuva: Mikko Raskinen.

MONTA group aims at advancing diversity and inclusion at the School of Business

Katja Toropainen, the founder of Inklusiiv and graduate student of the School, also makes a call for more discussion and sharing of best practices about diversity in organizations.

Ulkokuva Kauppakorkeakoulusta. Kuva: Unto Rautio / Aalto-yliopisto

EDI Learning Hub

Practical tips for fostering diversity and inclusion.

Aalto people

How to intervene to harassment and inappropriate conduct

The 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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Accessible event planning checklist

The Accessible Aalto makes it possible for people of all abilities to be a part of our community every day. Aalto goes Accessible also in events and parties!

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Student Guide

Welcome to the Student Guide! Here you can find information on your programme, instructions on studying at Aalto University and much more!

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Student Guide

Study guide for all Aalto University students

Accessible Aalto Network (AccaNet)

Accessible Aalto Network (AccANet) is for collaboration and knowledge building to improve our main processes and quality at Aalto University. AFYE welcomes the new students.

Accessible Aalto Network (AccaNet) (external link)

Accessible Aalto Network (AccANet) is for collaboration and knowledge building to improve our main processes and quality at Aalto University. AccANet members are volunteers who have agreed with their directors to promote accessibility in schools and units. Network members serve as human nodes for different kinds of accessibility issues met in our daily activities. In addition, AccaNet updates the tri-annual Aalto University implementation plan for accessibility with the help of their peers.

Workgroup in Aalto goes Accessible symposium

Student Services psychologist group

The Student Services psychologist group comprises Aalto’s study psychologists and the career counselling psychologist.

Opiskelijoiden tukeminen, ohjaus ja hyvinvointi

Individual study arrangements

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

Aallon uudet opiskelijat luennolla

Servicemap helps to find the destination

All the services in the metropolitan area within your reach in English, Swedish and Finnish.

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


Accessibility of the services and premises of the Learning Centre.

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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.

Aalto-yliopisto / Unto Rautio

Further information about accessibility

Erasmus programme

Promoting international teaching and studying is a central element in Aalto University strategy. Internationalisation of education is about integrating global dimension in the curricula and in the teaching/learning processes.

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Erasmus programme

Promoting international teaching and studying is a central element in Aalto University strategy. Through Erasmus you can go on student or teacher exchange. It also enables staff mobility for training and for teaching.


Sustainable Aalto

Understood through all its dimensions - ecological, social, economic and cultural - we are committed to carrying out our activities in a sustainable manner.



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.

Student at laptop. Photo by Aalto University / Aino Huovio

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).

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Accessible studies in Finland and in Europe

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