Students, faculty and staff of the School of Electrical Engineering form a diverse community, and our personnel represents almost 70 different nationalities. Equality, diversity and inclusion work is carried out throughout the School, from management decisions to everyday encounters between colleagues. Some central themes in our equality, diversity and inclusion work 2023-2024 are:


At the School of Electrical Engineering, EDI work is coordinated by the ELEC EDI Group, nominated by the Dean nominates every two years. The group prepares a biennial action plan that implements Aalto's EDI plan (requires login) on the school level. The group members actively participate in implementation of the activities. The group works together with the Dean, School Management Team, the personnel administration and education management, communications, and other central parties.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Group

Contact information of the School of Electrical Engineering Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Group (EDI Group) and Aalto level contact points in case of harassment and inappropriate behaviour.

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How to get involved?

Promoting equality, diversity and inclusion benefits everyone. Be active in participating in activities we organise and use resources we offer. All members of our community are most welcome to participate in planning and contributing to activities even if they are not members of the EDI Group. If you have ideas about actions at department or school level or in your student guild, please share them with us, or apply funding for implementation from the ELEC D&I Funding.

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How to support equality and diversity? Apply for funding for your idea!

Students and staff at the School of Electrical Engineering can apply for funding for projects that support equality and diversity throughout April.
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‘If we make informed and thoughtful choices, it can catalyse diversity in our community’

On 27 February 2024, Assistant Professor Jaana Vapaavuori hosted a breakfast event to catalyze all kinds of diversities, in conjunction with the U.N. Day of Women and Girls in Science. Different diversities can be, for example: ideas, identities, representations, backgrounds, experiences, and bodies.
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Guide dog Niksi: It's always amazing and fun to come to campus

'As difficult as it is, we can't say hello when I'm wearing my guide dog harness. I'm responsible for moving safely, and it's really important to focus on that. I do try to catch people’s eyes every now and then, but it's not something you should respond to.'
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President’s letter 7 December – Our strength as a community has always been coming together

‘It is crucial that everyone can work and study safely regardless of their background, religion or political views’, says Ilkka Niemelä
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