Aalto University

Key figures of 2022 and annual reports

The high quality of our research, artistic activities and education have made us an internationally recognised player. In 2022, our academic results developed favourably. On this page we present key figures of 2022 and the Annual Board Report and Financial Statements.
Speeding metro at Aalto University metro station
Photo: Aalto University / Jaakko Kahilaniemi.

Research

  • In both national and international comparisons, the high scientific impact of Aalto University’s research stands out.
  • The university published 2 455 international refereed articles in scientific journals.
Bar chart of articles in 2013-2022

International peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals

2013–2022

Bar chart of artistic outputs in 2013-2022

Artistic outputs

2013–2022

Includes artistic publications, exhibitions and performances.

Bar chart of international academic faculty in 2013-2022

International academic faculty (%)

2013–2022

Bar chart of this indicator between 2015 and 2022

Quality of publications

2015–2022

Share of Aalto University publications that belong to the top 10% most highly cited publications in the world in the same subject area. This indicator has been used since 2015.

Bar chart of funding in 2013-2022

Competitive research funding (€ million)

2013–2022

International funding includes competitive EU funding and funding from foreign funds and foundations. Other funding includes funding from the Academy of Finland, Business Finland and companies.

 Excellence in research

  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022

Recipients of European Research Council (ERC) funding

13 16 17 21 26 26 24 27 28 27

Academy of Finland Centres of Excellence

7 7 7 7 7 6 6 3 3 7
Academy of Finland
Flagships
- - - - - - 3 4 4 4

Academy of Finland
Academy Professors

7 7 6 7 5 5 5 4 2 1

Academy of Finland
Research Fellows

34 36 34 38 40 41 44 44 49 48

Professors

  • At the end of 2022, the university had 404 professors, of whom 320 had been appointed since the establishment of Aalto.
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022

Professors

329 369 388 386 386 389 390 393 395 404
International 15% 17% 18% 20% 22% 24% 24% 26% 27% 27%

Women

16% 17% 20% 19% 20% 20% 21% 20% 22% 24%

Rankings in key research areas

  • In field-specific rankings Aalto ranks among the best in the world.

  • Aalto reached 37th place in ranking for universities under the age of 50 (Young University Rankings of Times Higher Education).

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    Aalto University key research areas

    Click on the arrows to see examples of rankings attached to these areas.

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    ICT and digitalisation​

    • ShanghaiRanking: Telecommunication engineering 51–75 (2021: 40)
    • ShanghaiRanking: Computer science & engineering 51–75 (2021: 51–75)
    • US News: Computer science 71 (2021: 68)
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    Global business dynamics​

    • ShanghaiRanking:​ Management 38 (2021: 31)
    • ShanghaiRanking:​ Business administration 24 (2021: 25)
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    Materials and sustainable​ use of natural resources​

    • QS: Materials science 95 (2021: 98)
    • US News: Polymer science 65 (2021: 54)
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    Arts and design ​knowledge building​

    • QS: Art & Design 6 (2021: 6)
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    Human-centred living environments​

    • QS: Architecture & Built Environment 42 (2021: 42)​
    • ShanghaiRanking: Marine/Ocean Engineering 21 (2021: 39)
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    Advanced energy solutions​

    • ShanghaiRanking: Electrical & electronic engineering 76–100 (2021: 101–150)​
    • QS: Electrical & electronic engineering 97 (2021: 79)
    • US News: Electrical & electronic engineering 97 (2021: 92)
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    Health and wellbeing​

    • ShanghaiRanking: Medical technology 201-300 (2021: 101–150)

    Education

    • We are determined to respond to future challenges and provide future-led education that also creates opportunities for lifewide learning.
    Bar chart of degrees 2013-2022

    Bachelor's degrees

    2013–2022

    Bar chart of survey results 2013-2022

    Bachelor's graduate survey

    2013–2022

    Average score given by Aalto University bachelor's graduates in the national feedback survey on a scale of 1 to 5.

    Bar chart of degrees 2013-2022

    Master's degrees

    2013–2022

    Bar chart of degrees 2013-2022

    Doctoral degrees

    2013–2022

    Pie chart of master's and bachelor's students

    Bachelor’s and master’s degree students

    2022

    *Full-time equivalent degree students

    Impact

    • A world-class innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem has grown around Aalto University, which has already been highlighted as a model of the role that universities can play in pioneering a regional innovation ecosystem.
    Bar chart of the figures 2013-2022

    Corporate collaboration volume (€ million)

    The total amount of corporate income in Aalto University Group. The figure excludes all IPR commercialisation income. The indicator has been calculated since 2015.

    Bar chart of income in 2013-2022

    Income relating to technology transfers (€ million)

    Includes income relating to IPR commercialisation, technology transfers and valuation increases.

    Enabling our success

    • We invest in our community and people, infrastructures and campus, and services and resources.
    • The university had 4 751 personnel at year-end, 59% of them were employed in teaching and research positions.
    • The long-term campus development programme continued.
    • The university's pro forma operative income totalled EUR 370 million with government funding as the main source of income.
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    Personnel wellbeing survey

    Average of all answers received in the survey on a scale of 1 to 5. The survey is carried out every two years.

    Bar chart of development in 2013-2022

    Personnel structure development

    2013–2022

    Pie chart of personnel structure in 2022

    Number of personnel

    31 Dec 2022

    Developing campus

    Campus development roadmap 2018-2035
    Bar chart of facilites 2013-2022

    Facility usage (1000 sqm)

    2013–2022

    Bar chart of costs 2013-2022

    Facility costs (€ million)

    2013–2022

    Bar chart of CO2 emissions 2013-2022

    CO2 emissions (tCO2-ekv/y)

    Amount of CO2 emissions from energy consumption in university buildings. As of 2021, this indicator is calculated in a new way using the benefit sharing calculation method in regard to the consumed

    Sources and uses of funds 2022

    Sources and uses of funding as infographics 2022
    Bar chart of income in 2013-2022

    Income (€ million)

    2013–2022

    Bar chart of expenses in 2013-2022

    Expenses (€ million)

    2013–2022

    Bar chart of government funding incl. inflation-adjusted funding 2013-2022

    Government funding from MEC

    2010–2022

    University news

    Opiskelija lukuvuoden avajaisjuhlinnassa puhelin kädessä.
    University Published:

    Aalto University’s academic results remained on a good level in 2022 despite declining funding

    Board approved the Annual Board Report and Financial Statements for 2022
    Students studying together in a group
    University Published:

    Aalto University endowment provided EUR 35 million in 2022 to education and research

    Endowment investment return was -3.5% in a challenging investment environment
    Students in Aalto Design Factory
    University Published:

    Sustainability report: multidisciplinary approach to solving sustainability challenges is Aalto’s strength

    Science, technology and arts play an important role in solving global sustainability problems. Aalto University’s strength is its strong multidisciplinary approach to humanity’s greatest challenges, such as environmental crises. Aalto’s new sustainability report highlights some of the key sustainability actions taken by Aalto University in 2021.
    A Bloc ja Korkeakouluaukio talvella
    University Published:

    Aalto University endowment provided EUR 31 million in 2021 to fund education and research

    Progress towards carbon neutral endowment portfolio continued in 2021
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