Equality, diversity and inclusion at Aalto

Development agenda for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)

EDI Plan summarise the principles and actions towards more equal, diverse and inclusive community.
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Development areas 2022-2024

On our way towards equal, diverse and inclusive community, we focus on the following five areas during the 2022-2024 period:

The Aalto University EDI Plan defines the ways in which we promote the equality, diversity and inclusion of our community: our current state, recent development and development plans for the three-year period 2022-2024.

Aalto University's accessibility implementation plan includes accessibility guidelines, objectives and measures for the period 2022–2024. The accessibility development is part of Aalto's EDI work, and this plan complements Aalto's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Plan. 

We have built our EDI Plan in a community-driven way with faculty, staff and students participating in workshops and meetings in which priorities and development plans were gradually defined. In addition to workshops and meetings, an open online platform for all employees and students was used to gather ideas and feedback. We also conducted interviews with key stakeholders. The plan has been discussed and aligned in Aalto Management Team, Academic Affairs Committee, HR Management Team, Learning Services Management Team, Schools Equality Task Forces, and occupational safety and employee representatives before its final
approval by the President of Aalto.

The EDI Plan feeds into annual action plans that outline concrete action steps for each year at the university level and in each of Aalto’s six Schools. 

Equality, diversity and inclusion development at schools

Equality and diversity at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture

Aalto University is committed to promoting diversity, equality and non-discrimination in all its activities. We aim to provide a non-discriminatory, gender-equal and accessible environment in which employees and students with diverse backgrounds and duties receive equal treatment and are free to participate without discrimination in university activities.

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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the School of Business

At Aalto University School of Business we aspire to have a diverse and inclusive student pool and faculty.

students gathering

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the School of Chemical Engineering

Aalto University aims to offer everyone an equal operating environment in which employees and students representing different genders, positions and backgrounds are treated equally.

Aalto students and campus_photo: Unto Rautio

Equality in the School of Engineering

Plans and measures for promoting equality among the School of Engineering community.

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Equality, diversity and inclusion at the School of Electrical Engineering

We aim to be a diverse and inclusive community where all students, faculty, staff and stakeholders feel a sense of belonging and can fulfill their professional, educational and social aspirations fully.

Aalto University strategy/ image: Aleksi Poutanen.

Follow-up and statistics

The management and development of EDI work is part of Aalto University’s overall quality system of continuous development (Plan, Do, Check, Act cycle), and is aligned with the university’s annual planning cycle. The EDI Committee monitors EDI statistics annually. 

Your library of tips, tools, checklists and resources for fostering diversity and inclusion in daily work

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EDI Learning Hub

Practical tips for fostering diversity and inclusion.

Equality, diversity and inclusion at Aalto
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