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Aalto University Review for Donors 2023

In this review, you can read about the impact of donations as well as our latest developments and future prospects.
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Aalto University Näytös19 fashion show. Costume design: Emma Stapels. Photo: Mikko Raskinen

Thank you for your support to Aalto University!

As a donor, you are involved in ensuring the continuation of high-quality education and research.

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Aalto-yliopiston rehtori Ilkka Niemelä. Kuva Jaakko Kahilaniemi

New initiatives

Aalto is moving boldly towards the future and looking for solutions for a better life.

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Doctor promovendi at the conferment

PhDs have their feelers in the future

PhDs graduating from Aalto University are top experts who are in high demand among employers.

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Design drives change

Fiskars Group’s donation is part of a long-term collaboration towards a more sustainable future.

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Expressing gratitude to their alma mater

Aalto University alumni Jaakko Kivinen, Emma Aer and Ryoji Matsuzaki tell why donated to Aalto

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Opiskelijat juhlivat lukukauden aloitusta opiskelijahaalareissa. Kuva: Lasse Lecklin

100,000 alumni in more than 80 countries

Aalto University offers its alumni diverse opportunities for lifewide learning and networking.

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Aalto University alumnus Petteri Isotupa: ‘Dare to think and to ask why’

With his bequest, alumni Petteri Isotupa wants to support future generations’ opportunities for a good education.

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Leave a better future as your legacy

A legacy gift for the university is a step towards a better future.

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Kyunghyun Cho
Kyunghyun Cho, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Data Science in New York University

‘Aalto University is a world-class university. Donations are one of the major financial sources that Aalto can use for building a sustainable environment in which creative and bold ideas for the future are born and nurtured.

I studied at Aalto as a graduate student for both M.Sc. and D.Sc. degrees. With my donation to Aalto, I want to make sure that more students benefit from Aalto's high-level education, which I have received, and which has been useful to me. Furthermore, I strongly believe in Finnish higher education, not only for Finland but for the entire world.’

Kyunghyun Cho is a member of Aalto University Fundraising Advisory Board. Other members of the board are Risto Siilasmaa (Chair), Nathalie Ahlström, Sari Baldauf, Antti Herlin, Miki Kuusi and Bruno van Dyk

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Focus on student wellbeing

TEK’s donation will help develop services for enhancing student wellbeing.

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Aalto University Junior 5 years

Join us in supporting the unique activities of the 5-year-old Aalto University Junior.

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Remember to claim tax deductions on your donation!

Did you know that your donations to Aalto University are tax-deductible? You can deduct monetary donations totalling 850 euros or more during the calendar year. This means that you can make your donation in several installments. The maximum tax-deductible donation is 500,000 euros for private individuals and 250,000 euros for companies and organisations per year.

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Escaping the war to Finland

Donations made to Aalto University's Ukraine fund are used to support students coming from Ukraine.

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Asiakasosallistamisen ideologian mukaisesti hyvien myyjä-asiakas-suhteiden pitäisi näkyä maksetuissa hinnoissa, mutta taktisilla hinnanesittämispäätöksillä näyttää kuitenkin olevan merkittävämpi vaikutus. Kuva: Aki-Pekka Sinikoski

International studies with the support of donors

The School of Business encourages students to study abroad. Thanks to the support of donors, everyone who goes on exchange gets a grant.

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Warm thanks to all who donated to the Prodeko Fund of Industrial Engineering and Management!

Every donation supports the development of competence that is vital for Finland’s future.

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Would you like to have a named piece on the Donors’ wall at the School of Business?

Aalto University School of Business' private donors are recognised on a Donors' Wall.

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Finding new donors on social media

Visibility in the digital world has a key role in boosting awareness and making donating mundane.

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Boosting entrepreneurship

Every year, up to 100 new companies are established by the Aalto community.

    Aalto Ventures Program representatives talking with a student

    Aalto Ventures Program (AVP) is an entrepreneurship education program, which reaches about 2 000 students annually. At AVP, students work in multidisciplinary teams and do hands-on exercises focusing on sustainability. AVP’s vision is that everyone can benefit from having entrepreneurial skills.

    Entrepreneurship coworking space

    A Grid is one of Europe’s largest community spaces. It brings more than 140 startups, small businesses, creative entrepreneurs, accelerators and other partners together under the same roof at the Aalto campus.

    Students at Agrix booth at Aalto Festival

    Aalto Innovation Services aims to convert research results into positive societal impacts through commercialisation. Typically, about 150 inventions are published and about five spinout companies are set up annually.

    Addcomposites startup photo Annamari Tolonen

    Aalto Startup Center is a hybrid accelerator for less than 3-year-old companies with focus especially on research-based technology industry. Every year, over 50 companies are involved. About 20 early-stage startup companies are selected annually to the Urban Tech Helsinki incubator established together with the City of Helsinki.

    Aalto at Slush 2021

    Aalto Entrepreneurship Society is Europe’s largest and most active student-led entrepreneurship community. It participates in educating and inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs. The community organises Junction hackathons and has its own accelerator program called Ignite. The startup event Slush originates from the community.

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    Aalto’s Strategic Management and Growth Entrepreneurship Research Group is one of Europe’s leading actors in its field. The unit provides students with learning experiences that open international career opportunities.

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    Aalto has about 2 500 business partners. We build significant, long-term strategic partnerships with companies and other organizations. Our strategic partners are ABB, Neste, Nokia and Saab as well as the cities of Espoo and Helsinki.

    Developing campus

    An environment that supports interaction is being built in Otaniemi for research, innovations, learning and the arts. The goal of campus development is a mixture of valuable history and new kind of planning.


      Aalto University Töölö and shopping centre A Blanc renovation was completed. The first low heating network in Espoo was completed in Otaniemi.


      Construction of Aalto Works block. Otakaari 2B will be completed. Jokeri Light Rail starts operating. Outdoor artworks will be placed on campus.


      Marsio (Otakaari 2A), Student Centre and Aalto Works block will be completed. New residential and office buildings, student housing and services in Otaniemi.


      Development of university buildings, housing and services continues. Aalto aims to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030.

      Aalto key figures 2022

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      Donations to Aalto University in 2022

      In 2022, Aalto University Endowment received €11M new donations.

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      Key figures of 2022 and annual reports

      On this page we present key figures of 2022 and the Annual Board Report and Financial Statements.

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      Nokian Tyres donates EUR 200,000 to the School of Business

      The donation is targeted to be used as Nokian Tyres and Jukka Moisio scholarships for masters students going on exchange programs abroad
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      IoT Forge donates EUR 1 million to the School of Engineering

      The donation will be used for research and education on the Industrial Internet and digital twins.
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      Donor story - Yrjö Sotamaa: ‘Supporting the university is about building our own future’

      Professor Emeritus is still an active design influencer both at home and internationally. He is now also a monthly donor to School of Arts, Design and Architecture.
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      The Saastamoinen Foundation is active in promoting science and art internationally

      Social impact and support for young people is important to the Foundation
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