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Change the world. Enable innovations. Donate for the future.

The world needs new and revolutionary ideas, solutions, entrepreneurship, work and new kind of leadership. These will not come about by themselves. A donation to Aalto University is a donation for strong, internationally successful Finland.

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I hope the amount of microdonors will grow in the future for small actions can make a big difference.

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Biomaterials challenge plastics, synthetic fibers and cotton

Did you know that bacterial cellulose is a promising material for wound dressing and that thermoplastic cellulose can be used instead of plastic, for example in food packaging?
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Radio astronomy takes you on an expedition to space

Radio astronomy provides us with information on the most distant celestial objects – and our own position in the universe. The field depends on extremely accurate measuring devices and huge amounts of data.
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Health and wellbeing architects create human environments shaped by technology, medicine and social sciences

Research in the field of architecture in healthcare and wellbeing brings together professionals in design and service planning, statisticians and economists, and clinicians and user representatives.
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Looks do matter! Stand out from the masses with intelligent package design.

Package design plays a major role in the business of companies. At best, it encapsulates the entire philosophy of the product and the brand; it creates expectations, and impressions of the quality of the product and brand, which often are catalysts for the first purchase.

Why Aalto?

By donating to Aalto University you support research and work on behalf of a stronger Finland that succeeds in international competition. Aalto University generates new ideas, cutting-edge research, high-class experts, entrepreneurship, work and new kind of leadership. We need the courage to take a leap into the unknown, to learn and try new things. Aalto University wants to be a strong participant and partner in this process.

Many reasons to donate
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A pioneer in research, arts and education

Aalto University is blazing the path for the needs of today and tomorrow. By conducting groundbreaking research, creating innovative art, collaborating with our international partners, and educating game changers, we are creating new jobs, opportunities, networks, economic growth and well-being.

Our researchers represent the best in their fields. Our corporate collaboration activities have been ranked among the top in the world, and our entrepreneurial programmes have caught the world’s attention.

By donating, you can help create a better tomorrow!

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We educate game changers. Our study programmes help shape the creators and doers of the future in a variety of fields.

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We provide new ways to support learning. We utilise the latest technologies and the best pedagogical practices. We invite experts from different fields to join us in teaching the skills that are needed in working life.

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We help enterprises and communities renew. Our leadership training is among the best in Europe. We help business experts update their knowledge with our adult education programmes.

Functional Materials major, Laboratory research

We solve the great challenges facing society. Our researchers are developing among other things more efficient energy solutions, unique new materials, and technologies that promote health.

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We have a world-class innovation campus. Our main campus will be transformed into the world's best innovation hub, where people from different fields meet to innovate and co-create.

Did you know that donations to Aalto University are tax-deductible?

Aalto University Foundation (Aalto-korkeakoulusäätiö) operates as Aalto University (section 1, Universities Act (558/2009)), a publicly funded university within the European Economic Area referred to in the Finnish Tax Administration Guidelines for Donation Reduction in Community Tax (Lahjoitusvähennyksestä yhteisöverotuksessa). Donations made to Aalto University Foundation are tax-deductible according to Finnish Tax Administration laws.

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Leave a gift in your will

Leave a meaningful legacy for future generations by leaving a gift to Aalto University in your will.

With the gift, you will be supporting the University's first-class research and teaching, which creates a solid foundation for future change and opens up opportunities for new generations.

You can decide which field of science your gift will support.

For matters related to wills, please contact:

Donor Engagement, Jaana Tammisto
tel. +358 50 409 5772
email: [email protected]

Give your support to what matters the most

You can donate to the common Aalto Fund or to the fund of a specific field: business, arts, or technology. You can support the education of future experts or the development of the campus area.

You can also donate to various key research themes such as ICT and the digitalisation of society, art and design, health and well-being, user-centric living environments, advanced energy solutions, business in a changing global environment, or new materials and the sustainable use of natural resources.

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Aalto University in general

Aalto University is a multidisciplinary, international university built out of six schools.

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Field of business and economics

Aalto University's mission both home and abroad is to respond to the constantly changing needs of business life.

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Field of arts and design

Combining science and art to create new perspectives and experiences. When you donate to the field of arts and design at Aalto University, you provide your support for research and education in arts and design, which focus not only on individual works but also on the design of products, services and human-centric living environments.

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Fields of science and technology

Aalto University is creating more sustainable energy solutions and addressing key challenges in health and wellness technology.

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Game of Trains –matkan ideana oli tehdä vaihto-opiskelua tutuksi puolin ja toisin Euroopan yliopistoissa. Kuva: Game of Trains -opiskelijat

The experts of the future - Aalto Game Changers

Aalto University Game Changers – change the world! At Aalto University, we believe in the power of curiosity. We encourage our students to explore the unknown, learn and do things in completely new ways – to break boundaries together.

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Aerial view of the Otaniemi campus.

Campus development

The continuously expanding and developing Otaniemi campus attracts new expertise and entrepreneurship from around the world.

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ICT and digitalisation

Digitalisation is revolutionising industry, business life and society worldwide. When it comes to digitalisation, Aalto is the leading university in Finland and among the top 1% in the world.

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Slag2PCC researchers at the facility.

Advanced energy solutions

Aalto University’s multidisciplinary expertise is being directed towards developing even more sustainable energy solutions. The key parts of this endeavour include the production, storage, transfer and use of energy.

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Health and wellbeing development

Promoting the research on health and wellbeing and providing technologies for the use of innovations, growth companies and business in general are at the core of what we do.

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Kansainvälinen yritystoiminta, opiskelijoita pöydän ääressä.

Global business

One of Aalto University's goals is to promote the creation of business-related knowledge with the help of impactful research. Our high-quality and multidisciplinary research focuses on topics that are truly significant to society, and contributes significantly to the competitiveness as well as renewal of Finnish industry and serves to help policy decision making.

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Art and creative practices

Art and creative practices form an important part of the multidisciplinarity that is practiced at Aalto University. Multidisciplinary artistic activities create meanings, definitions, new applications, creativity and innovations.

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Environmental Hydraulics Lab Water_Engineering kuvaaja Mikko Raskinen

User-centric living environments

The comprehensive design, implementation and testing of human-centric living environments come together as a multidisciplinary collaborative project at Aalto University.

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Sustainable Metals Processing laboratory

Materials and sustainable use of natural resources

Aalto university’s goal is to promote the application and development of materials research in for example the fields of technology, energy, health, design and business.

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Sustainable Ioncell fibre

Ioncell is a technology created in Finland that turns used textiles, pulp or even old newspapers into new textile fibres sustainably and without harmful chemicals.

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Every donation is important to Aalto University

Every donation helps promote our groundbreaking research and educational activities. We appreciate every donor who wants to support the development of Aalto.

Your donations help strengthen the deep and long-lasting bond between Aalto University and its supporters.

Donate – become part of our network!

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Donors to Aalto University, who have given permission to publish their names.

Meet our donors
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Fundraising principles and permits

The fundraising principles of Aalto University are public, transparent principles aimed for the University's existing and potential donors.

Aalto University fundraising principles and permits

Aalto provides high-class research and education in water technology, and we definitely want to support that!

Timo Maasilta, Operational Lead, Land and Water Technology Foundation


Photo: Mikko Raskinen.
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Helsinki becomes the Quantum epicentre

Quantum experts gather this week in Helsinki, to review the progress of European Quantum Technologies and future potential initiatives and programs
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When physician and AI work together, the patient benefits

Doctoral student Iiris Sundin learned in her studies that a machine learning model could make use of a physician's silent knowledge which usually is never written down. This kind of model predicts best how a given patient will react to specific treatment.
Shakin up Tech, biomimeettinen silkki. Kuva: Mikko Raskinen.
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Shaking up Tech brings hundreds of female students together to explore technology

Showcasing technologies ranging from spider silk stretching to VR trips through space and talks from inspiring speakers, the event made it clear that technology is for everyone.
Maria Intscher from Vera Wang
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Maria Intscher of the fashion house Vera Wang got excited about wood-based glitter and bacterial cellulose

There is a lot of potential in new material innovations also in fashion. The more you can control the material the better.


Head of Post-Award Services Jukka Hyvönen and Head of Pre-Award Services Sanna-Maija Kiviranta
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New Service Heads at Research Services

Sanna-Maija Kiviranta has been appointed as Head of Pre-Award Services and Jukka Hyvönen has been appointed as Head of Post-Award Services. Both teams support Aalto University's researchers in research funding.
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Saija Toivonen appointed as Assistant Professor of Real Estate Economics

Toivonen examines changes in the real estate sector and commercial real estate markets using the tools of futures research.
Tiina Tuurnala, Alumna of the Year 2019, School of Engineering
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Tiina Tuurnala named as Aalto University School of Engineering Alumna of the Year 2019

'My current position is an excellent vantage point for working toward zero-emission seafaring together with other stakeholders.'


Konferenssin juliste
Conferences and workshops

Does data make the difference? Let’s find out at the upcoming RDA Plenary

Data has both an enormous and diverse potential to change the way we work, make decisions and empower citizens. But does data really make the difference? This is the theme at the heart of the upcoming 14th Plenary of the Research Data Alliance (RDA) arranged at Aalto University campus.
Conferences and workshops

Alumni Day of the School of Chemical Engineering

Alumni Day of the School of Chemical Engineering takes place at 26th of October.
Textiles Tomorrow Summit event
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Textiles Tomorrow Summit

Textiles Tomorrow Summit brings together an international network of textile educators to discuss the future of textiles and share their knowledge and expertise. Aalto University is proud to host the second textile education conference initiated by Lidewij Edelkoort in 2018 at The New School/Parsons, New York. This year our aim is to continue sharing ideas as a community and to take further steps to build bridges between textile academics and professionals. The summit provides a versatile platform for learning and discussing topics of novel sustainable textile materials, cross-disciplinary collaborations, and artistic and technical expertise.

KEYNOTES: Lidewij Edelkoort and Kirsi Niinimäki
PARALLEL SESSIONS: Educational Talks, Design Talks, Studio Visits and Presentations
EXHIBITIONS: Väre Building, Learning Center and Beta Space
BOOK PRESENTATION: Interwoven – Exploring Materials and Structures by Maarit Salolainen
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Workshop: The Dilemmas of Disassembly

Learn how to sort materials into different streams through a hands-on device disassembly workshop.
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