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.
Lumikinos. Opiskelija laskee mäkeä Alvarin aukiolla. Taustalla kandidaattikeskus.
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 University flags. Photo: Aino Huovio

Aalto University Accessibility Implementation Plan for 2019–2021

President Ilkka Niemelä approved the Aalto University Accessibility Implementation Plan for 2019–2021. 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.

Aalto.fi website
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at Aalto
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 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.

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

Code of Conduct

The Aalto Code of Conduct summarises the principles of fair play and integrity that govern our activities and sets out guidelines for the kind of behaviour that we expect of each other. It is based on Aalto’s values and establishes a common operational culture.

Aallon tapa toimia

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

Practical tips for fostering diversity

Practical tips for fostering diversity.

Aalto people

Preventing harassment and inappropriate conduct

According to Aalto's Code of Conduct, equality, impartiality and mutual respect are the basic principles for the entire Aalto community.

Kuva uudet opiskelijat

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)

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 support, guidance and study well-being

Study well-being is important in Aalto University and it is one of our strategic initiatives. We want to ensure our students’ success, capabilities and wellbeing in a multicultural and diverse community. Study well-being questionnaire results indicate that students who feel well also study well. We have many ways to support this wellbeing by providing first-class study support and doing continuous development of teaching.

Opiskelijoiden tukeminen, ohjaus ja hyvinvointi

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.

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.


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.

Learning Centre graphics

Campus maps, addresses and getting to Otaniemi

Here you will find all practical information compiled!

Aalto-yliopisto / Unto Rautio

Further information about accessibility

Sustainable Aalto

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

Environmental Engineering. Photo: Mikko Raskinen/ Aalto University


We are committed to promoting sustainable development through research and education as well as in our campus development and other daily practices.

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).

Aalto.fi website

Accessible studies in Finland and in Europe

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