For international staff

Are you thinking of moving to Finland to work at Aalto University - or are you already an international member of the Aalto community? The information below might provide interesting insight in the practicalities of living in Finland and working at Aalto.
Campus life

Finland is among the best countries in the world according to many quality of life indicators, including being the happiest country in the world (UN study 2018).

We are humble people, but dare to say we have one of the most advanced education systems in the world.

The Nordic values of equality and co-operation are rooted deeply into our society. 

With high investments in R&D, a strong innovation culture, open data and advanced state of digitalization, we are a nation of innovation and entrepreneurship.

Gender equality, flexibility and low hierarchy are at the core of our Nordic working environment.

We are one of the world’s most reliable and stable nations with low levels of corruption and high level of social security, and safety.

Having four distinct seasons, clean air and thousands of lakes, we take good care of our unique environment.

Finnish language is known to be a bit on the complicated side, but don’t worry, we Finns are fluent in English, and have an international mindset. 

We have wide and reliable transport networks, with Helsinki airport serving over 100 direct destinations.

In Finland

Moving to Finland

On this page you find information on practical issues concerning moving to Finland, such as about social security, taxation and opening a bank account.

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In Finland

Why Finland?

From here you can learn everything from immigration formalities to useful links for settling into life in Finland and at Aalto University.

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For families and spouses

Moving to Finland? Here you can learn more about practicalities.

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At work

Tenure track

Aalto University’s tenure track career system offers a well-supported and clear career path for professor-level academics towards a permanent professorship.

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Open positions

Looking for a job at Aalto University? See our open positions.

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Socialising and recreation

Having social networks helps you feel at home! Aalto University organises many events and other possibilities for international staff and their families to meet and mingle and thus hopefully settle in smoothly. Some examples are Aalto Club and Experiencing Finland event. In addition, we have collected tips and links for you to find the most suitable information.

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Life at the campus.

Careers at Aalto

We are an international community of 20 000 bold thinkers, working on top research, art and education. Join us in changing the world!

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Preparing for arrival

This page provides information on practices necessary for entering and starting your stay in Finland.

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