From campus to a lively neighbourhood

Aalto University campus is the home of its innovative community.

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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

Let's celebrate being together again!

Join in and get to know our campus!
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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. 

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.

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?
Aalto University campus building behind fresh green trees. Photo: Aalto University / Mikko Raskinen

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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Aalto Party 2017

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

News about campus

Anni Kaaria
Campus Published:

Opening hours of campus buildings at the turn of the year 2022

Buildings on Otaniemi campus and in Töölö have reduced opening hours at the turn of the year 2022-23.
Aalto logo on the snow
Campus, University Published:

Preparing for rolling blackouts at the Otaniemi campus

We aim to communicate about possible blackouts in advance
Three light fixtures lit up on the ceiling of a structure, looks like three beige stripes on a black background, going across from left down corner to right upper corner.
Campus, University Published:

Good variety of ideas and questions about energy saving from the Aalto community

Our experts answer questions from the Aalto community
A view through a plywood outdoor art, a person walking in the distance.
Campus, Research & Art, University Published:

Embodying quantum phenomenon, outdoor artwork Quantum Moss invites to take a break

The work visualises quantum physics through art and is next to the shopping centre A Bloc

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!
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!
Beyond the Bio-Bubble event
Online event, Lectures and seminars

Beyond the Bio-Bubble - Solutions for a circular forest bioeconomy

FinnCERES and UNITE Flagships are organizing a hybrid event introducing the latest R&D in circular forest bioeconomy on Nov 30 in Brussels.
Dipoli
Networking, Lectures and seminars

Best practices in mergers and acquisitions

The Aalto strategy circle brings together strategy professionals and business leaders to learn and exchange ideas about the most relevant current topics in strategy through interactive sessions involving international academics and local professionals.
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