Unite! wants to pave the way for the excellence in research, innovation and education that is essential to meet the challenges of our time.
Internationalisation is an integral part of all activities and services at Aalto University and it is also one of its operating principles.
Internationalisation plays a significant role in enabling the university to rise towards world-class, and broadens the possibilities to contribute towards the betterment of the world and the development of Finland’s competitiveness.
Internationalisation enables developing the global competence of Aalto University's staff and students as well as enriching the diversity of science community.
We support and promote:
- Internationalisation of research
- Internationalisation of teaching and learning
- International mobility of students and staff
- Development and coordination of strategic international academic partnerships
- Internationalisation and integration of staff and,
- Aalto’s visibility in relevant international contexts
Our partner universities
Aalto University has a wide range of partner universities around the globe. Have a quick look at our mobility partners by searching through the link:
Our international networks
Aalto University belongs to various international networks that support its strategy especially regarding shared research and/or education agenda. Some of those networks are university-wide and some are school/field specific.
Internationalisation in numbers
Since 2010, the number of our international faculty, staff and students have constantly increased. The share of international professors has risen from 9% in 2010 to 25% in 2020.
- 25% international professors
- 21% research & teaching personnel
- 24.7% master's degree students
- 37% doctoral candidates
- 67% post doctoral candidates
Top 5 countries of origin for
- International degree students: China, Vietnam, India, Russia and Iran
- Incoming exchange: Germany, France, Italy, Spain and China
- Outgoing exchange: Sweden, Singapore, Germany, Italy and France
Aalto entities of international interests
We have a number of internationally oriented entities that offer collaboration possibilities for diverse partners in multidisciplinary education, research, entrepreneurship, sustainability and innovation.
Aalto Design FactoryAn interdisciplinary product design and learning hub uniting students, teachers, researchers, and industry.
Aalto Global Impact promotes and facilitates Aalto University's research and educational programmes for societal impact globally.
Aalto Ventures Programme provides students with inspiration, capability and network necessary to build new scalable businesses as startups or in established organisations.
Highlights about partnerships
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.
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.
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
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 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
Key contacts at Global Aalto
We provide various services relevant for the internationalisation of Aalto from diverse units in the university. Please find the contacts that best suit your needs from the list below.