Nordic Five Tech (N5T) Alliance
Since its establishment in 2006, the N5T Alliance members have been at the forefront of technological and scientific development, as well as the education of high-class engineers in the Nordic region. Together, the Alliance forms a powerhouse of knowledge and collaboration committed to shaping the future of engineering and innovation.
The N5T Alliance is governed by a Committee and Presidents from each N5T university. A joint Secretariat coordinates and monitors all activities of the Alliance. The N5T Alliance operates under a rotating chair, and Aalto University has held the presidency during the years 2013-2014, 2018-2019, and currently in 2023-2024.
The N5T Alliance offers a wide range of activities designed to empower its students and staff, promoting collaboration and knowledge sharing. Those initiatives include:
- Joint master's programmes in various disciplines, such as Cold Climate Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering, Maritime Engineering, and Polymer Technology.
- Online PhD course database and joint PhD activities to facilitate interdisciplinary research and collaboration.
- Quality assurance and peer evaluation activities to ensure the highest standards in education and research.
- Platforms and forums for mutual learning and exchange of best practices.
- Network activities that stimulate new connections and collaboration in research and education.
- Collaboration with Student Unions to ensure a vibrant and engaging student experience.
At N5T, we embrace the following values that guide our work and collaborations:
Embracing the Nordic spirit
The N5T Alliance is deeply rooted in the shared Nordic values that define our region. These values encompass an entrepreneurial spirit, a green environmental focus, a student-oriented learning environment, welfare societies, and good governance. Through our collaboration, we foster an environment that nurtures creativity, inclusivity, and sustainable practices.
Sharing experiences and creating an extended Nordic campus
One of the core strengths of N5T lies in the opportunities it provides for mobility, networking, and sharing of best practices among students and staff. Our joint activities form a vibrant platform for knowledge exchange, enabling the creation of an extended Nordic campus. Together, we build connections, inspire innovation, and learn from diverse perspectives.
Driving innovation and industry collaboration
As key players in the Nordic innovation system, the N5T universities actively engage with industry partners to contribute to the competitiveness of our countries. Our commitment to innovation fuels ground-breaking research, fosters entrepreneurship, and creates pathways for technology transfer. By working together, we amplify our impact and drive positive change on a regional and global scale.
We invite you to share your ideas for Nordic collaboration with the N5T Alliance. Whether you have innovative research proposals, suggestions for joint projects, or opportunities for industry collaboration, we value your input. By submitting your ideas, you become an integral part of our mission to shape the future of engineering and innovation in the Nordic region.