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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We actively work towards providing an inclusive and accessible environment in which employees and students with diverse backgrounds are treated equally, and are free to work and study without fear of discrimination. We are committed to identifying and removing any discrimination in our structures and practices.

We all contribute to our community equality, inclusion and diversity in our everyday life working and studying at Aalto. All of our daily encounters with colleagues, students, faculty, staff, partners and collaborators are opportunities to fostering an inclusive culture.

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."

Share your ideas for the Aalto University Equality Plan 2022–2024

In an equal and inclusive Aalto University:

  1. All university employees have equal rights, responsibilities and opportunities for personal development and career advancement on the basis of their academic and/or professional qualifications.
  2. All have the opportunity to influence the development of teaching, research, and other University operations.
  3. Every applicant will be treated equally in job recruitment, student admissions and teaching situations, and students shall be provided with equal opportunities for study.
  4. Students’ work will be evaluated fairly on the basis clearly and openly defined learning outcomes and evaluation methods.
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Development agenda for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Aalto University Equality plan and Diversity & Inclusion strategic roadmap summarise the principles and goals of our work towards equality, diversity and inclusion.

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Share your ideas for the Aalto University Equality Plan 2022–2024

How should we develop the equality, diversity and inclusion of the Aalto community? Member of Aalto community, please share your views on the Aalto.fi discussion by 21 May
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Welcome to the 3rd online Unite! Dialogue event, hosted by INP Grenoble

Unite! is an European University Alliance of Aalto University and 6 other high-level European technical universities. Every six months, all staff and students from the seven universities gathered within Unite! meet for a dialogue and cooperate around the various themes and activities of Unite!. The 3rd Dialogue is organized, from March 8th to 10th, by Grenoble INP - UGA in a 100% online format and offers for the 1st time, a session open to the general public.
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School of Science announced 2021 equality implementation plan, and funds new diversity and inclusivity projects

The three community led projects will facilitate discussions about inclusivity, and increase representation of a more diverse range of people in science teaching and research
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Everyone from directors to team members can help to create an inclusive organisation 

There are many forms of diversity in our society. For example, gender, ethnicity, ability or educational background should be reflected in organisations from start-ups to multinational corporations or NGOs to academia.

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Sustainability

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

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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.

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Incoming International Staff

On this page read more on inviting incoming international staff. The receiving department or unit HR will take care of preparing a Hosting Agreement for the incoming person.

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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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