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

For whom

7 Feb, 23 Finnish Working Culture by TEK (online event) Employees and family members
16 Feb, 23 Aalto Club event - visit to the Parliament Employees 
15 March, 23 

Experiencing Finland

International employees and families
(Aalto University and University of Helsinki)
1 April, 23 Easter Egg Hunt 1.4.2023! organized by Talent Espoo from the City of Espoo in collaboration with Spouse Program from the City of Helsinki. Preregistration required. international families living in Helsinki metropolitan area are invited to learn more about Finnish Easter traditions!
April, 28  Wappu 2023 Wappu-themed viewing spots around Otaniemi - eat donuts, raise a glass of mead and welcome Wappu together with your colleagues! Employees 
2 May, 23 Looking for work in Finland - introductions to best practice / Seminar by TEK (onsite) Employees and family members
1 June, 23 CV, Cover letter and skills by TEK (online event) Employees and family members
1 June, 23 Printempo 2023: Aalto University and City of Espoo invited guest concert in the Espoo Cultural Centre. Seats are limited, please register soon. Employees and alumni
5 Sept, 23 Opening of the Academic year 2022-2023  / Aalto Day One Employees and students
16 Sept, 23 Aalto 10km & 5km- sports event
Join this whole Aalto community's free of charge sports event
Employees, Students and Alumni
28 Sept, 23 Welcome to Espoo, Hello Espoo event!
in Espoo Cultural Center. More info and Register here
Employees, Students and Alumni
6 Oct, 23 Aalto Wellbeing Week 2023 Visit to EMMA Museum & Guided Tours | Aalto University Employees
10 Oct, 23 Making Waves - International Aalto: Past, Present, Future! - 10/10/2023 | Aalto University Come and join this informal event to have an open discussion with Aalto Provost prof. Kristiina Mäkelä Employees
24 Oct, 23 Experiencing Finland
Learn about the Finnish culture and traditions. Register by 16/10
International employees and families (Aalto University and University of Helsinki)
6 Nov, 23 Aalto Club - visit to the Parliament  The registration will open later Employees
21 Nov, 23 Looking for work in Finland, seminar/workshop by TEK International employees and spouses
4 Dec, 23 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

People biking in front of Väre and ABloc

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.

Careers at Aalto
Three students cycling in Otaniemi in the summer

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.

Careers at Aalto
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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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