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Information on Otaniemi campus

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

    Artistic vision image of Otaniemi in 2030

    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 low-carbon 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.

    Studying at the Aalto campus

    Aalto's main campus is an ideal environment for living, studying and leisure. Find out what our beautiful Otaniemi campus has to offer to its student community.

    What's it like studying on our campus?
    Two Aalto University students sitting under a big oak, drinking coffee and talking.

    Coworking spaces – Aalto Campus Membership

    With the Aalto Campus 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

    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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    Dipoli events

    Find Aalto University Schools on campus

    Guided tour of Aalto University campus

    Book our student guide to take you around the campus and learn more about Aalto University as well as the architecture and development of the campus.

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    Aalto-yliopisto kampus campus Otaniemi Kuva: Mikko Raskinen

    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.

    Read more
    Dipoli events

    News about campus

    Poikkeustilanne-kuvitus
    Campus, Incidents, University Published:

    Water cut in Dipoli 22 Feb at 8-15

    There is a planned water cut at Dipoli (Otakaari 24) on Thursday 22nd February starting at 8.00, and it is estimated to end at 15.00.
    Labrador Retriever Niksi looks into the camera.
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    Guide dog Niksi: It's always amazing and fun to come to campus

    'As difficult as it is, we can't say hello when I'm wearing my guide dog harness. I'm responsible for moving safely, and it's really important to focus on that. I do try to catch people’s eyes every now and then, but it's not something you should respond to.'
    Otaparkki julkisivu
    Campus, University Published:
    Poikkeustilanne-kuvitus
    Campus, Incidents, University Published:

    Disruptions in water supply in Dipoli 30 Jan

    The planned water outage will start at 15.00, normal working conditions in Dipoli

    University events

    People in a library
    Lectures and seminars

    Research Ethics for Doctoral Students, spring 2024

    Essentials in research ethics from the view point of doctoral thesis.
    Student Guide, tapahtumakuva
    Students

    Start your studies with Pomodoro

    Join us for guided studying and pick up tips for more effective work during Pomodoro sessions!
    Jaana Vapaavuori, Luana Dessbesell, Mashrura Musharraf, Martin Lennox and Gopika Premsankar, photos by Kristina Vialimaa, Kristi
    Networking, Other

    "Catalyzing diversity in science": IUPAC Global Women’s Breakfast

    Aalto University hosts the IUPAC Global Women’s Breakfast 2024 on 27 February. Everyone is welcome, kindly pre-register by 22 February.
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    Information sessions, Networking, Other

    Open screenings for the Radical Creatives documentary

    What is radical creativity? How do uncertain and seemingly impossible projects move forward? Welcome to the screenings of the documentary directed by Emilia Hernesniemi.
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