Unique collaboration hub

Aalto University campus is the home of its innovative community.

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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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Events

Events, seminars, exhibitions, parties and meetings: Our lively campus connects people in all sorts of activities. Many events are also online. Which would you attend?

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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.  

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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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Coworking spaces

A Grid invites companies to join the Aalto community on the Otaniemi campus by opening membership-based coworking venues around the university's interdisciplinary themes.

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Find Aalto University Schools on campus

News about campus

Omnia Makerspace ja studio
Campus, Cooperation Published:

Colliding students and startups in A Grid’s Omnia Makerspace

Omnia Makerspace was launched in startup hub A Grid’s first floor opposite Restaurant Factory in April 2019. Since then, the space has evolved from an empty basement into a flourishing workspace where students and startups collide.
Drone image of Otaniemi campus in early December, light covering of snow everywhere, with low sun shining
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The origin of the name Otaniemi is a mystery

What gave the university campus area its name?
Havainnekuva
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Two linden trees near Otaniementie to be renewed

The trees will soon be given a new life as decaying wood art.
Image depicts a white wall with the words IV Konehuone OLO sprayed on it in red, referring that the engine room for AC is that way.
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Aalto University announces two art competitions for a campus block under construction

The competitions seek for artworks to be placed in Aalto Works block, currently under construction

University events

Datemats exhibition
Exhibitions and fairs

Datemats - Designing with emerging materials and technologies

Datemats - Designing with emerging materials and technologies
CSNOW - The Network of Women in Computer Science
Online event

CSNOW - The Network of Women in Computer Science

On January 27 come and hear about the CSNOW initiative at ETH Zurich for breaking down gender-based barriers and prejudices.
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of Bioproduct technology, M.Sc (tech.) Rubina Ajdary

M.Sc.(Tech.) Rubina Ajdary will defend the dissertation "Structuring of Nanocelluloses in 3-D Functional Materials" on 27 January 2022 at 18 in Aalto University School of Chemical Engineering, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems.
Mikael Maanittu - Spatial current
Exhibitions and fairs

Jaettua sähköä / Spatial current - Group exhibition

Jaettua sähköä / Spatial current is a contemplating group exhibition utilizing audiovisual techniques and photography, with the works conversing on the relationship of the individual to their surroundings.
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