Careers at Aalto

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. Experiencing Finland events and Aalto Club trips 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 events for 2023-24

For whom

12 Feb, 24 Aalto Club event - visit to the Parliament Employees 
4 March, 24 Finnish Working Culture by TEK (online event) Employees and family members
7 March, 24 Hello Espoo event 07.03.2024 – explore Espoo
Calling all Espoo residents, newcomers, and future adventurers! Do you want to know more about the services and activities provided by the City of Espoo
Employees, Students and Alumni
19 March, 24 Experiencing Finland
Learn about the Finnish culture and traditions. 
International employees and families
(Aalto University and University of Helsinki)
8 April, 24 CV, Cover letter and AI by TEK (online event) Employees and family members
24 April, 24 Looking for work in Finland - introductions to best practice / Seminar by TEK (onsite) Employees and family members
30 April, 24 Wappu 2024 - Wappu-like events and atmosphere live and online Employees 
18 May, 24 Enchanting journey into the heart of Indian culture and tradition Folklore 2024 - Treasures of India | City of Espoo   
7 June, 24 Helsinki Welcome Day - The City of Helsinki welcomes new residents with an exciting event! Sign up now  Helsinki Welcome Day | City of Helsinki  
3 Sept, 24 Opening of the Academic year 2024-2025  / Aalto Day One Employees and students
21 Sept, 24 Aalto 10km & 5km- sports event
Join this whole Aalto community's free of charge sports event
Employees, Students and Alumni
tbc Welcome to Espoo, Hello Espoo event!
Employees, Students and Alumni
tbc Aalto Wellbeing Week  Employees
tbc Experiencing Finland
Learn about the Finnish culture and traditions. 
International employees and families (Aalto University and University of Helsinki)
tbc Aalto Club - visit to the Parliament   Employees
tbc Looking for work in Finland, seminar/workshop by TEK International employees and spouses
tbc CV and Cover letter by TEK (online) International employees and families

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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