For alumni


Aalto University is inviting guests now to the campus only with certain restrictrions.

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

U-CREATE 2020: Creativity amid Crisis. Graphic Design by Heini Hälinen
Online event (recurring)

U-Create 2020: Creativity amid Crisis

U-Create 2020 will be organised as an online event and invites keynotes from Aalto University professors and international researchers on the topic of Creativity amid Crisis.
Northern Dimension Future Forums 2020
Online event

Northern Dimension Future Forum 2020: Curbing Black Carbon Emissions in the Northern Dimension Area

The online event consists of two sessions. The first session is devoted to sources of black carbon emissions and the reduction of their environmental impact. The second session focuses on the health implications of these emissions and ways of reducing them.
Kuva: Aki-Pekka Sinikoski.
Lectures and seminars (recurring)

Internet Forum – Public lecture series online: The future of technology and Finland

Technology is changing the world more radically than ever before. Join Internet Forum public lectures to hear top experts discuss the topic on online lectures!
Wikimedia commons, CC BY 4.0, Goulas, Puurunen, van Ommen, 2020
Online event

2020 November Networking - ALD at Aalto University

Join our ALD public webinar and local networking event, 25. - 26.11.2020
Previous event:

23. - 24.11. online
U-Create 2020 Creativity amid Crisis

24.11. 12-16 online
Dissertations on Telecommunications Softwares

24.11. 13-17 online
Northern Dimension Future Forum 2020: Curbing Black Carbon Emissions in the Northern Dimension Area

24.11. 15:30-16:30 online
Innovation in Neuroscience Seminar: From Research to Business

24.11. 17:15-19 online
The Future of Technology and Finland - Internet Forum public lecture series
- Spooky Action at a Distance - How Weird Technology Can Help Save the World
- What really changes?

25.11. 9:30-11:30 online
Energy Modelling Series: Modelling for Energy Storage

25.11. 13-14 online
From Lab to Market - Stories about science-based entrepreneurship

25.11. 13:15-15 online
Architecture Speaks: Anna Chavepayre

25.11. 14:15 online
Aalto Computer Science Theory Seminars
Streaming Algorithms for Geometric Steiner Forest

25.11. 16:30-18:30 online
Aalto Alumni Agent pilot kick-off

25 - 26.11. online
November Networking - ALD at Aalto University

26.11. 8:30-12:30 verkossa
Symbiosis of Metals Production and Nature (SYMMET) result seminar

26.11. 8:30-18 online
AI Day 2020

26 - 27.11. 12-16 online
Dissertations on Design, Fire Safety Engineering, Computer Science, Water and Environmental Engineering, Engineering Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Economics

26.11. 13-17 online & Töölönkatu 51, Helsinki
Circular Innovation Fair 2020 - early stage circular innovations pitching event

26.11. 16:15-17:45 online
NODUS TALKS Business of Design & Sustainability: Jumping on Board or Pushing Off the Cliff?

26.11. - 10.12. 18-19:30 online
Autonomous Systems Talks

26 - 27.11. 9-17:50 online
Visual Cultures, Curating and Contemporary Art Thesis Fall II Presentations

27.11. 9:00-10:15 online
Aalto Sustainability Talks: Access to sustainable energy – a global challenge

27.11. 14-15:30 online
FinnCERES: Will the Bio-Bubble Burst?

27.11. 14:15-15 online
ABC Seminar: How the brain learns in a complex world

27.11. 15-17 online
Ethics of Articial Intelligence

30.11. 9-10 online
Machine Learning Coffee Seminars: Visual localization and odometry for mobile devices and machines


1.12. online
Registration to Open University spring season starts

2.12. 14:15 online
Aalto Computer Science Theory Seminars
Sample-and-Gather: Fast Ruling Set Algorithms in the Low-Memory MPC Model

2.12. 17-18:30 online
Thought Leader's Talk by Perttu Pölönen

2.12. 18-20 online
Architecture Speaks: Rick Joy

3.12. 10-16:30 online
Northern Dimension Future Forum 2020: Combatting COVID-19 in the Northern Dimension Area

3 - 23.12. online
Dissertations on Physical chemistry, Communications and networking, Automation, systems and control engineering, Inorganic chemistry, Geoinformatics, Engineering physics, Computer science, Mechanical engineering, Architecture, landscape and urbanism, Water ad environmental engineering, Strategic management, Speech and language technology, Mathematics

3 - 4.12. Dipoli & online
Art of Research Conference VII: Authorship and Responsibility

7. & 14.12. 10:15, Otakaari 1, Otaniemi
Seminars on analysis and geometry

7.12.2020 - 3.5.2021 15-17 online
Games Now! lectures: Exergaming panel

until 7.12. Online & V1 & V2 galleries, Väre, Otaniemi
Outré: Encounters with non/living things exhibition

8.12. 9-13 online
Matchbox - E-pitching & connecting innovative minds!

9.12. 9-10:30 online
KAUTE talks x Aalto University — Data-driven future

9.12. 14:15 online
Aalto Computer Science Theory Seminars
Singularly Optimal Randomized Leader Election

10.12. 18-19:30 online
Autonomous Systems Talks

16.12. 13-16 online
Good Life Engine: From Intrinsic Motivation to More Meaningful Living

until 16.12. A Bloc shopping centre, Otaniemi
Seaweed pavilion Hidaka Ohmu

until 31.12. Arrival hall 2B, Helsinki-Vantaa Airport and online
The Wood Wonders exhibition


Until 10.1. Design Museum, Korkeavuorenkatu 23, Helsinki
Soil Matters exhibition

12-14.1. online
Aalto Talent Expo - virtual recruitment and contact fair for Aalto students

20.1. - 10.2. 13:15-15 online
Architecture speaks! lecture serie

21.1. 16:30-18:30 online
Aalto Alumni Agent Kick Off

20.4. 13-16:30 Harald Herlin learning centre, Otaniemi
Climate change - perspectives of hope for the future

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

16.6.2021 15-18:30 Otaniemi
Aalto Alumni Impact Hackathon

16.6.2021 17-21 Alvarinaukio, Otaniemi
Graduation Party for graduates 2019-2021

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)


Some past lecture series online:

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


Campus maps, addresses and getting to Otaniemi

Privacy notices


Aalto University Designs for Cooler Planet exhibitions online

  1. Farewell to fossil fuels
  2. Close the loops
  3. Hack our habitat
  4. Consume consciously


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
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.

Outré bioart exhibition

Outré: Encounters with non/living things

Bioart exhibition proposes questions and showcases six experimental art/science projects dealing with living organisms like bacteria and cells.

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


CS_defence photo by Matti Ahlgren

Defence of doctoral thesis in the field of telecommunications software, MSc Yuwei Chen

Sensing a colourful 3D world with a special LiDAR sensor

Defence in the field of Design, MA Bilge Aktas

Title of the dissertation: Entangled Fibres: an examination of human-material interaction
Deepak väitös_kuva Elsa Nissinen-Narbro

Defence of dissertation in the field of fire safety engineering, Deepak Paudel, M.Sc. (Tech.)

The title of the dissertation is "Uncertainty management for the probabilistic simulation of the thermal resistance of fire barriers"
CS_defence_3 photo by Matti Ahlgren

Defence of doctoral thesis, MSc (Tech) Teemu Lehto

Process Mining Based Influence Analysis for Analyzing and Improving Business Processes
  • Published:
  • Updated:
URL copied!