Highlights and events

Here you will find information on the latest news and events of Aalto Global Engagement and internationalisation.


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Seed funding call summer 2024 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 goal is to stimulate excellent researchers to join forces to embark on joint research projects that bring added value.

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FARIA NCURA Workshop 2023

FARIA AND NCURA: A Transformative Partnership to Support Global Research Collaboration

The Finnish-American Research & Innovation Accelerator (FARIA) and the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) have officially deepened their collaboration. This strategic partnership, formalized through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), marks a pivotal moment in advancing support for global research collaboration and innovation. FARIA is jointly coordianted by Aalto University and the University of Helsinki. 92 % of Finnish universities and four universities of applied sciences are organized in the network.

UniPID and TENK Release Ethical Guidelines for Global South Academic Partnerships

UniPID and TENK Release Ethical Guidelines for Global South Academic Partnerships

As academic partnerships with the Global South continue to gain popularity, issues related to resource distribution, power dynamics, and whose voices are heard and valued often arise.

Aalto University, CLUSTER Steering Committee II-2023

Aalto University hosted the CLUSTER Steering Committee 2023

7.9.-8.9.2023 marks the commencement of the Consortium Linking Universities of Science and Technology for Education and Research (CLUSTER) Steering Committee II-2023 hosted by Aalto University.

Kv-kevätpäivät 2023

The Spring Forum for Higher Education Institutions’ International Issues

The Spring Forum for Higher Education Institutions’ International Issues is being held on May 3-5, 2023 at the Aalto University campus in Otaniemi. Around 450 experts working on the internationalization of higher education gather to network and discuss current issues at Spring Forum’s network meetings and sessions.

Aalto University to Host Nordic Five Tech (N5T) Alliance Annual Meeting in May 2023 

Aalto University to host Nordic Five Tech (N5T) alliance annual meeting in May 2023 

Aalto University will host the Presidents' and Annual Meeting of the Nordic Five Tech (N5T) Alliance on May 23-24, 2023. The meeting aims to foster dialogue amongst the N5T alliances and address collaboration, mobility, and innovation. 

Spring Forum 2023

The Spring Forum for Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) 2023

Welcome to the Spring Forum for HEIs’ international issues! The Spring Forum 2023 will be held at Aalto University, Otaniemi campus on 3.-5.5.2023.


Aalto University hosts the Spring Forum for Higher Education Institutions’ International Issues 2023

The Finnish National Agency for Education (Opetushallitus) and the higher education institutions (HEIs) in Finland organise an annual Spring Forum (Kv-Kevätpäivät) for international affairs.

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The Scholars at Risk network protects researchers from harassment and violence

Aalto University is one of the founding members of SAR Finland, a section of SAR international established by the Finnish universities.

President Ilkka Niemelä, Aalto University

President Ilkka Niemelä appointed as Unite! Vice President

Unite! European University Alliance will strengthen its leadership with two new Vice Presidents. Aalto University is one of the nine partner universities in the alliance founded in 2019. Unite! is building a new European university model.

Unite! Steering Committee met at TU Graz

Unite! European University Alliance starts its new era advancing a digital and green Europe

Unite! has closed its pilot phase and launched the new phase to implement sustainable, concrete and beneficial outputs advancing a digital and green Europe.

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Unite's new Mission Statement 2030 leads the way forward for the university alliance

Unite! wants to pave the way for the excellence in research, innovation and education that is essential to meet the challenges of our time.

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KU Leuven, Aalto University and University of Helsinki join forces to boost research collaboration

New seed funding will be awarded jointly to fund up to five exploratory research projects

EU-lippuja ison rakennuksen edessä.

UNITE! network's first dialogue event at Aalto starts to pilot joint activities

The European university alliance explores new avenues for joint actions for mobility, support services and learning.


FCAI - IIT Madras Conference on Deployable AI

The Finnish Centre for AI (FCAI) and the Robert Bosch Centre for Data Science and AI (RBC-DSAI), IIT Madras are organizing a joint conference on Deployable AI during 7.3.22-10.3.22.

Sustainable Space Making Across Scales.

Food for thought – rethinking Singapore’s Hawker Centres

Singapore’s traditional open-air cooked food centres or hawker centres presented a perfect case to be explored jointly by the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and Aalto University.

Starting Up Pic: Aalto University

Aalto University launches free-for-all online entrepreneurship course 'to make sure no great idea goes unpursued'

Starting Up is co-created by students and the European startup community and is a new contribution to open education by the country that brought Elements of AI to the world

Nordic AI Network

Nordic Five Tech establishes new network for artificial intelligence

The Nordic AI Network aims to make the Nordic region a global hub in AI research, education and innovation

Summer School

Aalto University and Parsons The New School pilot Fashion Studies Summer School

Summer School pilot “Fashion – Places & Spaces” held during 3-14 June 2019 in Aalto as an outcome of the developing collaboration between Aalto and Parsons School of Design.

Aalto University

Aalto University and Singapore University of Technology and Design enter broad collaboration agreement

The collaboration will increase student exchanges, boost staff and faculty mobility, and advance innovation and entrepreneurship

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