Our international networks
Listed below are the partner networks with university-level focus.
CEMS is a global alliance of academic and corporate institutions that jointly provide the CEMS Master's in International Management (MIM) programme. CEMS MIM equips students with the skills and know-how needed to thrive in tomorrow’s global business environment. Aalto University School of Business partners with CEMS network.
Saila Kurtbay, Manager of International Relations, Aalto University School of Business ([email protected])
CESAER (The Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research) is a European association of leading specialised and comprehensive universities of science & technology.
- champion excellence in higher education, training, research and innovation;
- influence debate;
- contribute to the realisation of open knowledge societies;
- and, deliver significant scientific, economic, social and societal impact.
- learn from each other: share information and best practice in areas of higher education, research, innovation & governance
- influence key bodies: aid policy -makers and funders to shape European strategies, policies & funding programmes
- boost participation in European funding programmes
- promote our strengths globally: support Members in displaying their excellence & distinctiveness at European level & beyond
- advance debate on key issues: promote reflection & understanding of role of science & technology in open knowledge societies
- sharing experiences, identifying best practice & providing guidance
- deploying task forces & committees
- organising events, such as meetings, workshops & conferences
- monitoring European policies & programmes & informing Members about them
- undertaking consultations & surveys amongst Members & representing their collective interests
- publishing press releases, input statements & papers
- liaising with European institutions & other stakeholders
- supporting Members’ communication activities in Europe & beyond
- liaising with Members & encouraging embedding of activities within their institutions
- improving functioning of Association
Professor Gary Marquis, Dean of Aalto University School of Engineering ([email protected])
Saara Sokolnicki, International Relations Manager, Aalto University School of Engineering ([email protected])
Founded in 1990, CLUSTER stands for: Consortium Linking Universities of Sciences and Technology for Education and Research. Now Cluster is a network of 12 leading technology orientated universities in Europe focusing on education as well as on research and innovation. Member universities are: Aalto, KTH, Leuven/Louvain, KIT Karlsruhe, TU Darmstadt, Trinity College, INP Grenoble, EPFL, TU Eindhoven, UPC, IST, PoliTo. Additionally, there are six associate members to Cluster: Tsinghua, Tomsk Polytechnic, Georgia Tech, Montréal Polytechnique, Technion, USP São Paulo.
More information: Kirsi Kettula, Head of Global Engagement, ([email protected])
Cumulus, The International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media enhances the quality of education through co-operation, student and teacher exchange within the European Union Erasmus programme. The association was established in 1990, and has 200+ members from more than 40 countries. Aalto University is a founding member and Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture acts as the coordinating university and hosts the Secretariat. Cumulus has been a pioneer in developing jointly organised MA-programmes, intensive workshops, projects and biannual conferences. It has published 'working papers' which have documented the discussions and seminars in conferences and a First Aid Kit to help students and professors in planning mobility actions
Eija Salmi, Secretary General Cumulus, Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture ([email protected])
The European University Association (EUA) represents and supports higher education institutions in 46 countries, providing them with a forum to cooperate and keep abreast of the latest trends in higher education and research policies. The association’s mandate is in the Bologna process, contribution to EU research policy-making and relations with intergovernmental organisations.
Antti Saaristo, Head of Advisory Services ([email protected])
OECD Programme in Institutional Management in Higher Education (IMHE) serves policy makers in national and regional authorities, managers of higher education institutions and researchers. IMHE provides strategic analysis and advice on institutional leadership, management, research and innovation in a global knowledge economy, and reform and governance in higher education.
Sirkku Linna, Development Director ([email protected])
Indian Finnish Consortia for Research and Education (INDFICORE) is a collaboration network based on a consortium agreement between Finnish universities and Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). Established in 2014, the Consortia encourages direct contacts and co-operation between Finnish and Indian faculty and staff, departments and research institutions. Aalto is the coordinating university from the Finnish side, IIT Bombay for the Indian side.
Kit Srinivasan, Senior Manager, Global Engagement ([email protected])
Nordic Five Tech (N5T) is a strategic alliance of the five leading technical universities in the Nordic countries: Aalto University in Finland, Chalmers University of Technology and KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden, Technical University of Denmark and Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
Established in 2006 N5T is based on Nordic values and a common mission to serve the society through technological and scientific development and the education of high class engineers. The goal of the alliance is to utilize shared and complementary strengths and create synergy within education, research and innovation. This is done by joint international Masters programmes, shared recognition of bachelors degrees, mutual learning and peer evaluation activities as well as network activities to stimulate collaboration in research, education and innovation.
Detailed information on Aalto University's activities with N5T can be found from - N5T pages for Aalto Internal Actors
Ilkka Niemelä, President
Gary Marquis, Dean, Aalto University School of Engineering (N5T Committee)
Jérôme Rickmann, Senior Advisor, Global Engagement & N5T Coordinator ([email protected])
NSCN (Nordic Sustainable Campus Network) is a platform for connecting sustainability experts and faculty in Nordic higher education institutions. NSCN was created in 2011 at Aalto University and also chaired by Aalto until 2020. NSCN´s aim is to strengthen the role of sustainable development in all university operations (research, education, societal impact, campus). NSCN is also responsible for the sustainability group of NUAS.
NUAS (“Det Nordiska Universitets Administratörs Samarbetet”) is a Nordic network of university administrators. NUAS aims to develop and promote collaboration in university administration/ services among Nordic universities. The network acts in collaboration with the Nordic Council of Ministers and other relevant organizations and officials. Activities are implemented within the planning groups, representing the major fields of university administration. NSCN is coordinating the NUAS Sustainability group.
Sirkku Linna, Development Director ([email protected])
SEFI, The European Society for Engineering Education is a network of higher education institutions and of individuals involved in engineering education in Europe. SEFI has the mission to contribute to the development and the improvement of the engineering education in Europe
Eija Zitting, Head of Learning Services ([email protected])
The Finnish University Partnership for International Development - UniPID is a partnership network between universities. UniPID aims at establishing long-standing research and education co-operation based on partnerships and durable personnel and institutional contacts between Finland and universities in the developing and transition countries.
Riina Subra, Senior Manager, Aalto Global Impact ([email protected])
Patrick Shulist, Assistant Professor, School of Business Administration ([email protected])
Unite! is a network of universities in seven countries that will set a new model for a European virtual and physical inter-university campus.
Unite! will connect engineering, science and technology with the grand challenges of society in co-creation by students, faculty and staff – providing skills for a new generation of European and global citizens.
Unite! will transform European higher education through multidisciplinary, multicultural and multilingual education, research and entrepreneurship.
Katrina Nordström, Professor ([email protected])
Anneli Vartio, Project Manager ([email protected])
Key contacts at Global 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.