For alumni


The events are mainly 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

Lectures and seminars

Games Now! Lectures 2021-22

Games Now! is an open lecture series on the dominant topics and emerging trends in games. In GN! we dig deeper to what is current at the game scene – and what will happen in the near future.
Lectures and seminars (recurring)

Internet Forum – Public lecture series online: 5G – what do we all have to know?

5G is here and is more than just a fast connection – what do we all have to know about the future technology?
Decorational banner with the text "Health talks X From Lab to Market - Innovations from Health & Life Sciences"
Online event
Energy Modelling Series
Lectures and seminars

Modelling for  Power to fuels

Aalto Energy Modelling seminar series 2021 #4: Modelling for  Power to X fuels

18.10. 9-10
Machine Learning Coffee Seminars
A Critical Look at the Consistency of Causal Estimation with Deep Latent Variable Models

18.10. 11-12
Atomic-scale quantum materials colloquium

18.10. 15-16
Info session to the course for alumni: Leading Innovation and Compatibility by Standardization

19.10. - 30.11. 17:15-19
Internet Forum – public lectures: 5G: next steps, new opportunities

20.10. 13-14:20
From Lab to Market x Health Talks – Innovations from Health & Life Sciences

20.10. 16-17 Väre, Otaniemi
A Tour at Solid Ground - a selection of ceramics by Aalto alumni, staff and students

21.10. 10:00 M3, Otakaari 1, Otaniemi
StAGe seminar
Parabolic Betti numbers and regularity of edge ideals of graphs

21. - 29.10.
Dissertations: e.g. Design, Radio engineering, Measurement science and technology, Mechanical engineering, Computer science, Scenograhy and costume design, Industrial engineering and management

23.10. 12:00 Dipoli
SIK100 Guild of Electrical Engineering seminar for all alumni
'sähköalan avainasema globaalien haasteiden ratkomisessa'

26. - 29.10.
Fyysikkospeksi 2021 - Kaikki pelissä

27.10. 14:15
Aalto Computer Science Theory Seminars
Memory Efficient Massively Parallel Algorithms for LCL Problems on Trees

28.10. 13-16
New European Bauhaus goes Digital

Dissertations: e.g. Computer science, Scenograhy and costume design, Mechanical engineering, Industrial engineering and management

29.10. 13-17 Otaniemi
Towards Sustainable Green Society international seminar

Department of Architecture: Nils Erik Wickberg Lectures

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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Design + Sustainability exhibition

Design + Sustainability

This exhibition and report sheds light to how design can advance sustainability, drawing from one of the widest studies on the topic in Finland to date.

Celebrating the Helsinki School, the exhibition New Perspectives Through Photography – 25 years of the Helsinki School explores various approaches in how to visualize the passage of time.

New Perspectives Through Photography – 25 years of the Helsinki School

Celebrating the Helsinki School, the exhibition New Perspectives Through Photography – 25 years of the Helsinki School explores various approaches in how to visualize the passage of time.

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.

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

Online Exhibitions

A selection of Aalto exhibitions made available online

Research & Art
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.

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
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.

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 doctoral thesis in the field of design, M.Sc. Maria Karyda

The title of the thesis is Data Agents: Envisaging Meaningful Representations of Personal Data as Part of Everyday Life

Defence of doctoral thesis in the field of Radio Engineering, M.Sc.(Tech.) Sabin Karki

The title of the thesis is Beam-switching antennas for millimeter-wave communications

Defence of doctoral thesis in the field of Measurement Science and Technology, M.Sc. Janne Askola

Title of the thesis is: "Advances in LED Photometry and Ageing Procedures of LED Luminaires"

Defence of dissertation in the field of mechanical engineering, Eero Avi M.Sc. (Tech.)

Title of the dissertation is "Equivalent shell element for passenger ship structural design"
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