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What if we could completely eliminate the possibility of manufacturing faulty products? What if you could watch a video documentary about unrecorded history? What if clay could be used as a raw material for concrete? Give to the School of Engineering and join us in accelerating inventions for a sustainable future!
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A donation to the School of Engineering strengthens cooperation between science and technology in an effort to tackle global problems.

The School of Engineering seeks solutions to the needs of a sustainable society in the fields of mechanical engineering, the built environment and civil engineering.

Both young future experts and current top professionals in different fields are working with issues such as energy consumption, population growth, urbanisation, globalisation, digitalisation and the impacts of climate change, such as challenges related to natural resources and water resources management.

Every year, hundreds of our new graduates with a master’s degree enter the job market, taking the latest knowledge with them to businesses and society at large, thus helping to ensure the competitiveness of Finnish companies, the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and the well-being of people. The School of Engineering creates new knowledge with a solution-oriented attitude. 

For the well-being of society, science and education are cornerstones that we cannot afford to skimp on. New talent and innovation will be needed in the future, too, to find solutions for societal problems such as global sustainability. 

Less than 60% of Aalto University’s costs are covered by the budget of Finland’s Ministry of Education and Culture. The rest comes from other sources, including private donors. That’s why donations of all sizes are particularly important. 

Donate to the School of Engineering and help us build a sustainable future!

Environmental Engineering new flow channel in Otaniemi, with students and teaching staff

It all comes down to water

Water resources management plays a key role in planetary well-being; droughts and floods are extreme manifestations of the vulnerability and uneven distribution of water resources. Water has economic and societal consequences locally, nationally and globally. 

Changes in land use and urbanisation, for example, affect the preservation of biodiversity and the nutrient cycle. Water resource management plays a significant role in this on a global scale and has a great impact also on ensuring food security. 

A sustainable water supply network is the heart of a well-functioning society. That is why the School of Engineering works on areas such as circular economy as well as more efficient and comprehensive systems and wastewater treatment in order to develop various water technology solutions. 

Students looking at an image of campus area


Geoinformatics, i.e. the utilisation of geographic data, tells us where something is, how to get there, and how we can improve things related to a certain place. 

You do not need to have a deep understanding of spatial statistics, laser scanning, photogrammetry, computational geometry or the modelling of forests’ spectral and structural properties to see that things like mobile map applications or forest fire monitoring have major benefits for society.

The methods of geoinformatics are also used to monitor large-scale environmental changes caused by human activities. 

To develop all of the above even further, we will continue to need those who take an active role in building the future. 

We need experts in engineering.

An investment in the future

For the grand challenges facing humanity, we need specialists who can see the big picture, who do not settle for the given options, but instead actively advance their own disciplines.

Donate and help us to ensure that we will continue to have experts in arctic technology, sustainable built environment, mechanics and materials, multidisciplinary energy technology and the design and implementation of technical systems.

By donating to the School of Engineering, you will: 

  1. support cutting-edge education in disciplines that have societal significance
  2. strengthen cooperation between science and technology
  3. help us tackle global problems.

With the current tightening of public funding, this is no simple task. We cannot afford to cut back on science and research; that is why your donation for ensuring the high quality of education and research is more vital than ever.


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By donating you support scientific advancements and education of future experts in the fields of mechanical engineering, civil engineering , and the built environment.

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Considering a larger donation?

If you are considering giving 10 000 euros or more, please get in touch with one of the persons in charge of fundraising at the School of Engineering, either Nora Rahnasto (private donations) or Simo Kohonen (organisational donations).

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Inspiring examples of work that can change the world


Additional measures are needed to manage the use of electric scooters

According to a recent report, Finland should consider age, speed and alcohol limits for the use of electric scooters and other means of micromobility.

Piece of ceramics exploding

Cutting the carbon out of concrete

The Radical Ceramic Research Group is pioneering potentially transformative alternatives to traditional concrete, the world’s second largest source of emissions.

Vihreä jätesäiliö, joka on täynnä kirkasta kalvomuovijätettä.

26 kg of film plastic waste is generated in the construction of one apartment building – a new, free tool helps with recycling

For the first time, researchers at Aalto University examined how much film plastics is produced in the construction of apartment blocks.

Aalto-yliopisto. Kuva: Pentti Kujala

Land uplift protects the Finnish coast from rising sea levels, but not endlessly

A recent study calculated new projections for mean sea level rise on the Finnish coast by 2100. In the worst-case scenario, the sea level in Helsinki would rise by more than half a metre.

Professori Junhe Lian

ERC funding to Assistant Professor Junhe Lian to explore new materials via advanced manufacturing

Assistant professor Junhe Lian's goal is to develop an efficient, digital, and ecologically sustainable method for developing new materials and advanced manufacturing technologies with the help of the ERC Starting Grant.

Englanninkielinen grafiikka planetaarisista rajoista.

Six of nine planetary boundaries now exceeded

A new study updates the planetary boundary framework

fragile water infographic urban water lin peiyun 2

​​​​​​​How can we conserve the natural cycle of water in cities?

Changing water circulation to resemble more the natural cycle with nature-based solutions.

Piirroskuvituksessa on siniasuinen mieshamo kumartuneena 3D-printterin ylle, kuvassa on myös maapallo, jonka yllä kulkee lentokone, sekä sormet, jotka pitelevät kuutiota, jossa lukee error!. Kuvitus: Studio Jenni & Jukka.

True or false? Space rockets can be made with a 3D printer

Assistant Professor Mika Salmi corrects common misconceptions about 3D printing. Salmi’s professorship focuses on sustainability in manufacturing.

Shaking up Tech Tampere. Kuva: Jonne Renvall.

Shaking up Tech (external link)

Through the Shaking up Tech event, Aalto University’s schools of technology want to offer young women – who will soon be facing study and career choices – a new understanding of technology.

What does the School of Engineering do?

Every year, the School of Engineering produces hundreds of solution-oriented and multidisciplinary experts who keep society running. The school's teaching and research focus especially on the green transition of construction, hydrogen research, sustainable production of future materials, new transport systems, the development of sustainable communities, as well as arctic and marine technology.

The school provides education for future professionals in its three departments: the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the Department of Built Environment and the Department of Civil Engineering.

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