For alumni


Aalto University is inviting guests now 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

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Lectures and seminars

Modelling for Sector Coupling

Energy Modelling Series | Seminar 1/21. This series looks at the different aspects of modelling for energy systems, through technical modelling, analysis, and building of systems.
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Online event

From Lab to Market - Why to invest in impact & deep tech?

Join to hear how you can maximize your profit through adding impact to your existing portfolio and novel investments!
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.
Lectures and seminars

Special Seminar: Hariharan Subramonyam "Centering People in the Design of AI Experiences"

This talk is arranged at the Department of Computer Science.

1.3. - 24.5. Mondays 9-10
Machine Learning Coffee Seminars: Deep Statistical Solvers

1. & 2.3. 9 -17:30
Dissertations: Sustainable energy technologies, Finance

2.3. 13:15-14:15
Startup Experience: Market size estimation

3.3. 9:30-11
Energy Modelling series: Modelling for Sector Coupling

3.3. 10:00
Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis Master's Thesis presentations
On estimation of extreme probability contours under multivariate elliptical Fréchet distributions

3.3. 13-14.30
From Lab to Market – Why to invest in impact & deep tech?

3.3. 14-15
Applied Physics Departmental Seminar: Towards quantum accuracy in radiation damage simulations

3 - 31.3. 15-18
Esa Saarinen - Philosophy and system thinking lectures (in Finnish)

4.3. 14-15
Aalto Quantum Physics Seminar: Fast qubit reset with a quantum circuit refrigerator

4.3. 17-18
Better Business — Better Society Seminar: "Mikä ihmeen oppimisen kriisi? Mikä rooli Suomella ja Euroopalla?" (In Finnish)

5.3. 12 -15
Dissertations: Built environments, Material science

8.3. - 24.5. Mondays 9-10
Machine Learning Coffee Seminars

10 - 26.3. 12 -16
Dissertations: e.g. Mechanical engineering, Computational science, Applied physics, Advanced materials and photonics, Mathematics, Usability research

10.3. 13-14
AVP: How to write a book?

10.3. 14-15:30
FinnCERES Flagship: Fibre & Beyond

10 & 17.3. 14:15
Aalto Computer Science Theory Seminars
Error-Correcting and Verifiable Parallel Inference in Graphical Models

11.3. 16-17:30
Coaching Tools for Alumni Agents workshop

12.3. 9-10:15
Aalto Sustanability Talks: Towards sustainable construction

12.3. & 9.4. 10-16
peripheries in parallax: BRAVE NEW PERIPHERIES conference series

16.3. 13:15-14:15
Startup Experience: Finance

17.3. 12-13
GoinGlobal online training for job hunting

17.3. - 12.5. 14:15
Aalto Computer Science Theory Seminars

18.3. 17:00 tai 23.3. 16:00
The Evolution of Employment: Job Searching During Covid 19

23.3. 16-18
Career Wellbeing – Career Design Lab workshop for alumni

25.3. 18:30-20
Coded Bias: Unmasking the Abuses of Face Recognition Technologies in Society

until 28.3. A Bloc shopping centre, Otaniemi
Seaweed pavilion Hidaka Ohmu

29.3. - 3.5. 15-17
Games Now! lectures
Fostering Playful Experiences with Wearables


8.4. 9-15 online
Mechatronic Circus & Demo Day

9.4. 12-15
Dissertations: Bioproduct technology, Mechanical engineering

20.4. 13-16:30 Online
Climate change - perspectives of hope for the future

27.4. 16-18 online
Redesign Your Career – Career Design Lab workshop for alumni

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

16.6. Online
Aalto Alumni Impact Hackathon

16.6.2021 Online
Graduation Party for graduates 2019-2021

Open University courses (also online) registration to spring season is open

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

Aalto Summer Courses (also online)


Some past lecture series online:

Events are announced in the alumni newsletter, Facebook and Alumni Circle.


Campus maps, addresses and getting to Otaniemi

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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
Julia Lohmann's Hidaka Ohmu at A Bloc shopping centre. Photo: Mikko Raskinen

Seaweed pavilion Hidaka Ohmu

The installation Julia Lohmann designed for the World Economic Forum in Davos in January 2020, is on display at the A Bloc shopping centre in Otaniemi.

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.

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.

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 Sustainable Energy Technologies, M.Sc (tech.) Imtisal-e-Noor

The title of the dissertation is: Waste Heat Driven Membrane Distillation for Industrial Wastewater Treatment
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Defense of Dissertation in Finance, Yijie Li, M.Sc. (Econ.)

The title of the dissertation is: “Essays on Investor and Broker Behavior in Equity Markets”.
Liikenne / kuva: Adolfo Vera

Defence of dissertation in the field of built environment, Jani Laine, L.Sc. (Tech.)

The title of the dissertation is "The significance of municipal energy related actions when aiming at carbon neutral cities"
finger-prick blood sample

Defence of dissertation in the field of Materials Science M.Sc (tech.) Niklas Wester

The title of the dissertation is: Multilayer carbon hybrid based electrodes for direct electrochemical detection of analgesics and biomolecules
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