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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

A star-shaped lattice of atoms
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The smallest robotic arm you can imagine is controlled by artificial intelligence

Deep reinforcement learning can build precise nanoscale shapes
Professor Marko Hinkkanen/ Aalto University/ photo: Anni Hanén
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Professor Marko Hinkkanen named IEEE Fellow

He is being recognised for contributions to control methods for electric motor drives and grid converters.
Professor Jens Schmidt opening the first Aalto Alumni Strategy Circle. Audience in the front.
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Aalto Alumni Strategy Circle shared best practices in mergers and acquisitions

The Aalto Alumni Strategy Circle brings together strategy professionals and business leaders to learn and exchange ideas about the most relevant current topics in strategy.
Food Futures, ATARCA
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Learning by doing: Solving the Tragedy of the Commons one Meal at a time

Food Futures, part of ATARCA, Aalto University, in collaboration with Global Politics and Communication, University of Helsinki, present the video Learning by Doing: Solving the Tragedy of the Commons one Meal at a time.


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School of business students sitting in front of the campus and laughing
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