Careers at Aalto

Research opportunities at Aalto

Aalto University provides high-level facilities for research, teaching and innovation, including unique, nationally significant research infrastructures. Our large infrastructures are open to everyone in the Aalto community.

Driving excellence in research

Aalto University shines in international university rankings, especially in field-specific rankings in technology, art and business, as well as in those that compare young universities.

  • Our long-term purpose in research: We excel and make breakthroughs in and across science, art, technology and business.
  • Our current focus of development: Driving excellence. We create world-class clusters of excellence in our key research areas and bring complementary talent together to work on grand challenges.
  • The planned actions: Attracting and fostering talent, developing selected research infrastructures, new collaboration across fields.

Key research areas

Aalto University’s research focuses on seven key areas combining four core competences in the fields of ICT, materials, arts, design and business together with three grand challenges related to energy, living environment, and health.

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Latest research news

The Fifth Wave - BRIE-ETLA Collection of Articles book cover
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Audiobooks can today be created with AI

The Department of Industrial Engineering and Management has published its first AI-based audiobook.
Open pit mining machines
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New collaboration targets the mine-to-market value chain

FCAI, Metso and partners address sustainability in mining with artificial intelligence.
Karita ja Jani
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Completing a doctoral degree alongside work – the thesis opened the doors to the product and technology development of a deep-tech company

Karita Kinnunen-Raudaskoski and Jani Lehmonen have both graduated as doctors of chemical engineering from Aalto University and for them, writing a doctoral thesis alongside regular work meant long hours but was also highly rewarding.
RDM & Open Science training
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Register for training in research data management and open science

New topics included! Registrations for autumn 2023 are open.


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