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Social life 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: Aalto Club trips and Experiencing Finland events have become popular due to their casual and relaxed form. In addition, we have collected additional external tips and links for you to find the most suitable way to socialise and to find nice things to do.
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Planned Aalto events for 2022

For whom

16 March, 22 Experiencing Finland; 

The event is planned to be held at live at Unioninkatu 33, Helsinki but in case it is not possible due to Covid-restrictions, it will be done online.

International employees and families
(Aalto University and University of Helsinki)
6 April, 22 Looking for work in Finland - introductions to best practice / Seminar by TEK Employees and family members
2 May, 22 CV, Cover letter and skills by TEK (online event) Employees and family members
17 May, 22 Aalto Club event - visit to the National Museum Employees and family members
19, May, 22

Webinar on Finnish pension system by Keva (online event)

Employees and family members
24 May, 22 Finnish Working Culture by TEK (online event) Employees and family members
8 June, 22 Aalto Club event - visit to Porvoo  Employees and family members
6 Sept,22 Opening of the Academic year 2022-2023  / Aalto Day One Employees and students
10 Sept, 22 Aalto Family Day 2022 Employees and alumni with their families

17 Sept, 22

Aalto 10km & 5km- sports event Employees, Students and Alumni
21 Sept, 22 Aalto Club Nature walk (International) Employees and families

26 Oct, 22

Experiencing Finland
Learn about the Finnish culture and traditions

International employees and families (Aalto University and University of Helsinki)

7 Nov, 22 Looking for work in Finland, seminar/workshop by TEK International employees and spouses
17 Nov, 22 CV and Cover letter by TEK (online) International employees and families
30 Nov, 22 President's Independence Day reception  International employees and families


List of all Aalto Events

Feeling at home at Aalto University

Do you want to feel at home and

  •  participate to nice and relaxed trips and events?
  •  have new acquaintances, friends and networks?
  •  … just meet and mingle?

In addition to some casual events organized at the departments and schools we organise several events which gathers staff members all over the Aalto University and sometimes also from other organizations as well. These informal and relaxed events includes e.g. Aalto Club activities and Experiencing Finland events. The registration to the events is done mainly on the Events pages at, as the event is published there. More information on the events, see below.

See also

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Human Resource (HR) services contact details

Contact details to Human Resources (HR) services for Joint University services as well as for HR units at Schools and Departments.

Mikko Raskinen Aalto yliopisto Otaniemi

International mobility of our staff index

International mobility of our staff index


For families and spouses

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

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Practical issues upon moving

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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HEI LIFE Spouse Network for Greater Helsinki

HEI LIFE Spouse Network hopes to bring together spouses of employees in higher education institutions in the greater Helsinki area for collaboration, peer support and networking. Everyone belonging to the focus group is most warmly welcome to join the network!

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