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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

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Collaboration with Aalto brings significant financial benefits to Neste

As a result of the collaboration, Neste is now using digital tools in its fuel research alongside traditional testing.
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Testing virtual library card
Professor Riikka Puurunen, Professor Patrick Rinke and IT Application Owner Lara Ejtehadian holding sunflowers and diplomas
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Aalto Open Science Award ceremony brought together Aaltonians to discuss open science

Last week we gathered at A Grid to celebrate the awardees of the Aalto Open Science Award 2023 and discuss open science matters with the Aalto community.
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Seed funding available to boost collaboration between Aalto, KU Leuven and University of Helsinki

Aalto University, KU Leuven and the University of Helsinki launch the 2nd exploratory seed funding call to explore research collaboration possibilities. The funding call is open until 10 September 2024.

Campus

Aalto University's campus in Otaniemi is the home of an innovative community. Explore the campus virtually at virtualtour.aalto.fi.

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