Summer School pilot “Fashion – Places & Spaces” held during 3-14 June 2019 in Aalto as an outcome of the developing collaboration between Aalto and Parsons School of Design.
Internationalisation is an integral part of all activities and services at Aalto University and it is also one of its operating principles.
Internationalisation acts as a strategic enabler developing the global competence of Aalto University's staff and students apart from enriching the diversity of the science community. Internationalisation plays a significant role in enabling the university to rise towards world-class and it broadens the possibilities to contribute towards the betterment of the world and the development of Finland’s competitiveness.
We support and promote:
- Internationalisation of teaching and learning
- International mobility of students and staff
- Development and coordination of strategic international academic partnerships
- Internationalisation and integration of staff
- Internationalisation of research and,
- Aalto’s visibility in relevant international contexts
Contact information for International Aalto:
Our International Networks
Aalto University belongs to various international networks that support its strategy especially regarding shared research and/or education agenda. Some of those networks are university-wide and some are school/field specific.
Since 2010, the proportion of international faculty, staff and students are constantly on the rise in Aalto. The percentage of international professors has risen from 9% in 2010 to 23% in 2018.
23% International Professors
38% Research & teaching personnel
24 % Master's Degree Students
31 % Doctoral Candidates
60 % Post Doctoral Candidates
Top 5 Countries of Origin for
International Degree Students - China, Vietnam, India, Russia, Pakistan
Incoming Exchange - Germany, France, Singapore, China, Italy
Outgoing Exchange - Germany, Singapore, Japan, United States, China
Our Flagship Units
We have a number of flagship units and platforms that are very internationally oriented and offer collaboration possibilities for diverse partners in multidisciplinary education, research, entrepreneurship, sustainability and innovation.
Aalto Design FactoryAn interdisciplinary product design and learning hub uniting students, teachers, researchers, and industry.
Aalto Global Impact (AGI)It promotes and facilitates Aalto University's research and educational programmes for societal impact globally.
Aalto Ventures Programme (AVP)It provides students with inspiration, capability and network necessary to build new scalable businesses as startups or in established organisations.
News Highlights & Stories from Partnerships
The overall ranking of Aalto University was 19th. The international Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings assess universities against the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Aalto University and Singapore University of Technology and Design enter broad collaboration agreement
The collaboration will increase student exchanges, boost staff and faculty mobility, and advance innovation and entrepreneurship
The European Commission has granted €2.9M funding for SECCLO – Master’s Programme in Security and Cloud Computing starting in 2018.
Key Contacts at International Aalto
We provide various services relevant for the internationalisation of Aalto from diverse units in the university. Please find the contacts that best suit your needs from the list below.