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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.
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Equality, diversity and inclusion at Aalto

Equality, diversity and inclusiveness are in our core values, supporting our community’s wellbeing, creativity and ability to foster world-class research, teaching and impact. As part of our strategy, Aalto University Ways of Working define our mindset to collaboration: ‘Diversity is part of who we are, and we foster an empowered community that shines by working together’

In addition to equality, diversity and inclusion being embedded in our values, they enable creativity, wellbeing, innovation and attractivity to and retention of diverse talent. This leads to better research, education and impact – better us.

 

We foster an empowered community that shines by working together. A culture where everyone feels included is at the heart of this value.

Kristiina Mäkelä, Provost

We aim to be a diverse and inclusive community where all students, faculty, staff and stakeholders feel a sense of belonging and can fulfil their professional, educational and social aspirations fully. We actively work toward providing an inclusive and accessible environment in which employees and students with diverse backgrounds, and their intersections, are treated equally and are free to work and study without fear of discrimination. 

As an equal, diverse and inclusive Aalto University:

  1. We appear as an attractive community for diverse students and employees.

  2. We treat every applicant equally in recruitment and student admissions, and we evaluate work fairly with transparent criteria and evaluation methods that minimize bias.

  3. We support wellbeing and professional growth of all our students and employees, and we offer employees’ opportunities for personal development and career advancements based on their academic and/or professional qualifications.

  4. We all contribute to our daily encounters with colleagues, students, faculty, staff, partners and collaborators to an inclusive culture and community where all members with diverse backgrounds feel welcome and safe, and get their voices heard.

  5. We are committed to identifying and removing any discrimination in our structures and practices and continuously develop an inclusive culture.

Development agenda for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)

EDI Plan summarise the principles and actions towards more equal, diverse and inclusive community.

Read more about our development areas.
Students at campus

Haluatko jakaa ideoita EDI-asioiden kehittämiseen tai ilmoittaa havaitsemastasi haasteesta? Ole yhteydessä [email protected]

DO you have an idea for EDI development or have you noticed an inclusion barrier? Please contact:

Ida Salin

Ida Salin

HR Specialist, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Officer

School contact persons

Iina Ekholm

Aalto ARTS

Perttu Kähäri

Aalto BIZ

Marjo Kettunen

Aalto CHEM

Outi Elina Kansanen

Aalto ELEC

Elina Karvonen

Aalto ENG

Marja Niemi

Aalto SCI
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Our purpose, values and way of working

Our purpose, values, and way of working define our long-term direction

Our strategy
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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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Equality

I Our responsibility for people

We want every community member to feel welcome and safe.

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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.

Services
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Learning hub on diversity and inclusion

Practical tips for fostering diversity and inclusion.

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Accessible Aalto

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

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Aalto University language guidelines

Aalto University language policies and principles

Aalto Handbook
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Oasis of Radical Wellbeing

On these page you will find information and interesting references to improve wellbeing at Aalto University!

Professor emeritus Esa Saarinen talks about teaching (and a lot more)

OASIS archives: Vice President Petri Suomala zoomed with Dr. Kamilah Majied and discussed equity, inclusivity and diversity. Watch the video!

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