For alumni


Aalto University events are online and guests are invited to the campus only with certain restrictions.

Aalto University and its partners arrange annually several hundreds of events open to alumni and corporate representatives - also online. See the exhibitions below this events list.

Aalto University event highlights

Sustainability Science Days 2021 - Online
Conferences and workshops

Sustainability Science Days 2021: Destruction & Creativity

SSD is a two-day conference concentrating on radical changes that are indispensable for solutions to the sustainability crisis.
Gray background. Across goes a bunch of thin lines in waves colored yellow, orange and green. Text says "From Lab to Market".
Online event

From Lab to Market – 360°View on Commercialization

We have invited 12 experts to answer your burning questions on how to move From Lab to Market!
Laptop computer keyboard detail / photo: Aalto University, Matti Ahlgren
Lectures and seminars (recurring)

Aalto CS Theory Seminar

Weekly series of talks on a broad scope of Computer Science theory.
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Online event

Internet of Things (IoT) Security: from specification to code – with Hannes Tschofenig

During the last 10 years security researchers and standards experts have been working on specifications to ensure that state-of-the-art cryptography can be used on low end IoT devices. Most of those standards efforts have either been completed or are in the final stages. At the same time, industry groups and governmental agencies have written IoT security guidelines offering valuable suggestions for developers to design more secure IoT products. Even IoT security regulation exists asking for state-of-the-art crypto, the use of standards, and for a ban of passwords.

18 - 19.5. Online
Sustainability Science Days 2021: Destruction & creativity

18.5. 18:00 online
The Millennium Technology Prize Award Ceremony

19.5. 9-17:30 online
The Millennium Innovation Forum 2021

19.5. 13-14:45
From Lab to Market – 360°View on Commercialization

19.5. 13-16
Millennium Youth Prize 2021 -finals (In Finnish)

19.5. 14:15
Aalto Computer Science Theory Seminars
Distributed algorithms and continuous combinatorics

19.5. 16-17
Department of Applied Physics Research Seminar
First and second generation Kitaev magnets: The role of topochemistry in quantum magnetism

19.5. 16-17:30
HAIC Talk:
Internet of Things (IoT) Security: from specification to code

19.5. 16.30
The Millennium Technology Prize Lecture by the 2020 Winners

19 - 20.5.
MOSES 2021 - 3rd International Conference on Modelling and Optimisation of Ship Energy Systems

20.5. 9-10
Design Club talk: Accelerating sustainability

20.5. 9-10
MA ViCCA Thesis Presentations

20.5. 13-15
FCAI Industry & Society Webinar:
AI for Sustainability – Smart Mobility

20.5. 14-15
Aalto Quantum Physics Seminar: Modeling and design of low-loss devices for circuit quantum electrodynamics

20.5. 14-16
Releasing the full innovation potential in Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics research

20. - 27.5. Thursdays 16:15-18
Facilitating Change lectures

21.5. 9-17
Product Design Gala 2021

21.5. 12-15
Dissertations: e.g. Chemical engineering

24.5. 9-12
Design for Government 2021 Final Show

24.5. 17-18
School of Arts, Design and Architecture visiting lecture: Steven Holl

26.5. 9-12:30
Industry4.0: digitalisaation parhaita käytäntöjä ja caseja rakentamisessa (In Finnish)

26. - 31.5.
Dissertations: e.g. Energy Technology, Applied physics, Computer science, Systems and operations research

26.5. 16:30-18
Color of Science public lectures:
Sámi Perspectives on Indigenous Knowledges, Technology and Governance

26.5. YouTube
A Night with the Space Nobelists

27.5. 16:15-17:45

27 - 28.5.
Visualising Knowledge 2021

28. - 30.5.
Solve the SDGs by Junction and Aalto University

28.5. 21:00
Näytös21 - Aalto Fashion graduate show

Open University courses (also online)

FiTech courses online
FITech network university offers free selected studies from all technical universities in Finland.

Aalto Summer Courses (also online)


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Ceramics Facing the New in EMMA Museum

Ceramics Facing the New in EMMA.
The exhibition highlights the significance of clay for humanity while exploring contemporary environmental concerns and disintegration of social structures. Ceramics Facing the New presents twelve artists and two artist groups specialising in ceramic art, all of whom use materials and techniques in innovative ways and have an eye for topical themes, among the artists and designers are Priska Falin, Nathalie Lautenbacher, Working with Soil- group (Maarit Mäkelä ja Riikka Latva-Somppi) and several students / alumni. The exhibition is produced in collaboration with Ornamo Art and Design Finland and is based on an open portfolio call.

Wood Wonders exhibition at Helsinki airport. Photo: Anne Kinnunen

Wood Wonders exhibition showcases climate-friendly building concepts

If all the buildings constructed in Finland each year were made of wood, the amount of wood needed for their construction would grow back in ten hours.

Street Project

Main Street Project – How to turn a car-dominated road into a user-based and liveable street

The aim of this project is to design services that can serve as platforms for co-creating value with the partners of the university, opening the Aalto campus to the city and turning a road into a lively street and community.

Kantava maa Solid Ground

SOLID GROUND – Kantava maa

An exhibition presenting an extensive selection of ceramics by Aalto alumni, staff and students.

Designer Leevi Ikäheimo's anatomical knitwear (2020)


Intimacy situates at the intersection of novel politicization and digital disruption of fashion.It updates our understanding of Finnish clothing and accessory design into the 2020s, exploring the intimate relationship between the body and the clothes we wear and introducing visitors to the creative design process, from initial sketches to the finished products.

Image: Olivia Abächerli. Still from 'Polsima' 4 channel video installation, 2019

Dialogue Model: I can’t hear myself without you listening

Exhibition Programme at M8 Art Space 2019-2020

Research & Art
Still: '01-Training' 2020. Video (02:57) by Lukas Malte Hoffman. Image courtesy of the artist.

Online Exhibitions 2020

A selection of Aalto exhibitions made available online in 2020

Research & Art
median and the environment

THE ANTHROBSCENE – Media and the Environment course exhibition

The Fall 2020 ‘The Anthrobscene’* Exhibition features critical artworks by masters students as final outcomes of the Media and Environment Course at the Department of Media, Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture.

Near futures, exhibition tribute to the academic year 2019–2020 graduates

Near futures – online exhibition

Near futures, exhibition tribute to the academic year 2019–2020 graduates

Creativity in Action exhibition graphics by Emery Norton

Exhibition in honour of Aalto's 10-year anniversary highlights student impact over the decades

‘Creativity in Action: The Spirit of Student Life’ exhibition opens at the Dipoli Gallery and online on 27 August.

Designs for a Cooler Planet 2020: Race for the Future

This is what a more sustainable world looks like: Wood-based glitter, electric-powered boats and printed solar cells

The Aalto University Designs for a Cooler Planet event will showcase inspiring future scenarios during this coming September. The exhibition aims to show that collaboration between designers, researchers and stakeholders will lead to better solutions for people and the environment.

Designs for a Cooler Planet Farewell to fossil fuels

Farewell to fossil fuels

More than half of our energy still comes from fossil fuels. No single technology can replace our reliance on them.

Designs for a Cooler Planet Close the Loops

Close the loops

Making things and manufacturing processes produce pollution and environmental degradation, draining natural resources.

Designs for a Cooler Planet Hack our Habitat

Hack our habitat

Aggressive urbanisation is straining our ecosystem. Rising construction volume causes massive demand for energy-intensive construction materials, and construction already accounts for 39 per cent of the global CO2 emissions.

Designs for a Cooler Planet Consume Consciously

Consume consciously

Household consumption accounts for more than 60 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions and 50–80 per cent of total land, material and water use.

Re-imagining the Past Vol. 2. Photos: Kitty Norros

Re-imagining the Past exhibition Vol. 2 online

The stories and images from the exhibition celebrating Aalto 10 are now available for online exploration.

Cool and Icy Waters -näyttely 4.-20.9.

Cool and Icy Waters - ice research  for sea traffic

The exhibition depicts marine and Arctic technology research at Aalto University, including the study of sea ice structure and behaviour as well as the functionality, sustainability and safety of ships and marine structures under extreme conditions. The goal of this research is to ensure safe and sustainable transportation in Arctic areas.

Aalto betaspace, an exhibition venue for students at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture / photo by Julia Weckman.

Aalto galleries and exhibition venues

How can we make space for unexpected ways of looking at the world? Galleries and exhibition venues are co-produced spaces for action, bringing together the knowledge, content, vision, and passion of different agents.

Research & Art
Wood and Clay course exhibition organised by Nathalie Lautenbacher, Väre Main Lobby, March 2019

Väre Exhibitions

Väre Exhibitions, School of Art, Architecture and Design

Research & Art



Defence of dissertation in the field of Chemical Engineering, M.Sc (tech.) Raili Kajaste-Rudnitskaja

The title of the dissertation is: Abatement of industrial greenhouse gas emissions

Dissertation in the field of energy technology Weixin Zhao

Name of dissertation "Indoor climate with personalized and centralized room systems"
Some ice cube like material in the front, two testing tubes in the backround

Defence of doctoral thesis in the field of applied physics, M.Sc. Lahja Martikainen

Title of the doctoral thesis is "Biomimetic materials design – Towards tough nanocomposites and strain-stiffening hydrogels"
CS_defence_3 photo by Matti Ahlgren

Defence of doctoral thesis, M.Sc. Pedram Daee

Title of the doctoral thesis is "Probabilistic user modelling methods for improving human-in-the-loop machine learning for prediction"
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