From campus to a lively neighbourhood

Aalto University campus is the home of its innovative community.

Four people sitting on stairs outside on campus in sunlight

Sustainable and lush campus

Our goal is to be carbon neutral by 2030.

Aalto logo placed on a gravel path.

Unique collaboration hub

Aalto University campus is the home of its innovative community.

Rope pull competition at Aalto Day One

Virtual Campus Experience

Explore Aalto University’s campus from anywhere in the world! Our digital guides, an Aalto University student and an assistant professor, introduce you to our learning facilities, laboratories, workshops, service spots and outdoor spaces. The tour can be experienced on desktop, mobile or VR headset.

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Ilmakuva kampuksesta

I love campus

Events on campus for the Aalto community in spring and summer 2022

Join in and get to know our campus!
Students celebrating Aalto Day One outside in overalls, with confetti flying.

Information on Otaniemi campus

How to build a sustainable campus? What's life on campus like? Swipe to get a different view on campus.

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Future campus

Together with the City of Espoo, an environment that supports interaction is being built in Otaniemi for research, innovations, learning and the arts. The goal of campus development is to mix valuable history and new ways of planning. 

From campus to a lively neighbourhood

 

Aerial view, Archive photo in black and white of the Otaniemi campus in 1966

“Ave Alma Mater, morituri te salutant”

In 1949, Aino and Alvar Aalto's architecture firm's proposal won the Otaniemi area plan design competition. Since then, the campus has become the first hub of world class research, a pioneer of modern architecture, the stage for the CSCE and the home of Finland’s first satellite. 

Travel back in time on campus

A woman stands on a stage at Slush in 2019

Startup campus

70-100 are founded in our ecosystem every year. More than half of companies founded in Finnish universities come from Aalto. Our energetic community consists of both student-led and university-run entrepreneurial activities. 

Read more about Aalto’s innovation ecosystem

Aerial view in winter of Väre and School of Business buildings during contruction, solar panels in view

2069 solar panels and 100 geothermal wells

The key environmental impacts of the campus are related to energy consumption and transport.  We have decreased our annual carbon dioxide emission of real estates' energy use by 40% since 2012. The aim is to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030. 

Read more about our energy self-sufficient campus

 

Dipoli from above in the autumn, trees with yellow leaves surround Dipoli on a sunny day

Functional, radical and modern 

A campus that transforms with its community, boasts a wonderful mix of new and old - Otaniemi is a treasure trove filled with Finnish architectural gems.  

Read more about the architecture on campus

 

In the centre of the image is LUMEN, a sculpture by Kirsi Kaulanen, in Väre building during daytime

One percent for art 

Aalto University applies the one per cent art principle in its building projects, where approximately one per cent of a building project's allocation is allocated to art purchases.   

Dive into the public art on campus 

 

Aerial view of the campus in summer, Undergraduate Centre, Learning Centre, Väre, A Bloc and School of Business in view on a sunny day. Grass and trees are vibrant and green.

Protected linden alleys from mansion-era 

Planted in the 19th century, the linden alleys that once guided visitors to the main buildings of the Hagalund and Otnäs manors are the most popular filming locations on the Otaniemi campus. 

What is a green and urban campus?

 

Services on Otaniemi campus

A large part of Otaniemi's commercial services are located in shopping centre A Bloc and A Blanc, but there are restaurants and cafes in multiple other locations on campus as well.

Book a venue for your event at the Aalto University campus

Aalto University offers versatile and high-quality facilities for different kinds of events. More than 100 spaces are available and they are located on the Otaniemi campus.

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Aalto Party 2017

Coworking spaces

With the coworking membership, your company can join the Aalto community through coworking spaces located on the Otaniemi campus and built around the university's interdisciplinary themes.

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Coworking-tila Health, Otakaari 3

Find Aalto University Schools on campus

News about campus

HSY A Blanc
Campus Published:

Water supply renovation site in the front of A Blanc

Helsinki Region Environmental Services (HSY) water supply renovation site has moved from Rakentajanaukio area to the front of the A Blanc shopping centre.
Sähköauto Zoe
Campus Published:

Prices for charging electric cars will change at the Otaniemi campus and Aalto Töölö

The pricing for electric car charging is adjusted, beginning from 14.7.2022. The overall increase in electricity prices affects the charging expenses as well.
Parking house
Campus, University Published:

Demolition and construction work to begin at Otakaari 8

The lower part of Otakaari 8 building, also known as the ISS depot, will be demolished. The multi-storey car park on campus will be built on the spot later.
Korkeakoulu Square green area
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Improvement of the green area in the Korkeakoulu square to begin

Construction work at the green area on Korkeakoulu square will start in late June.

University events

Video Production Clinic event
Online event (recurring)

Video production and MOOC clinic with Online Hybrid Lab

Do you have questions about developing an educational videos production or have in mind MOOC development? Grab 30 minutes appointment with our specialist!
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Online event, Lectures and seminars

AQP Seminar: Eccentric fractional skyrmions in a magnetic quantum fluid

Aalto Quantum Physics Seminars (Hybrid). Speaker: Dr. Hiromitsu Takeuchi (Department of Physics and Nambu Yoichiro Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics (NITEP), Osaka Metropolitan University (former Osaka City University) )
Public defences

Public defence in Communications Engineering, M.Sc. Nicolas Malm

Title of the doctoral thesis is: Software-defined Communication Platform Implementation on Commodity Hardware
Public defences

Public defence in Architecture, Landscape and Urbanism, Architect M.Sc. Hossam Hewidy

A recent dissertation shows shortcomings in the city's ability to take into account the diversity of urban space.
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