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Review for Donors 2021

Together, we have changed the world! From the latest Review for Donors you can find out what we have achieved together, what's the impact we've made, and the latest news from our community.
BIZ students in Otaniemi campus

Thank you for building the future with us!

As a donor, you have an important role as a member of our community and as an enabler of our operations.

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Aalto-yliopiston rehtori Ilkka Niemelä. Kuva Mikko Raskinen
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Bold reformers 

Creative studies programmes at Aalto University open doors for future game changers.

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Kauppakorkeakoulun entinen päärakennus logolla.

School of Business 110 years

The Aalto University School of Business is now one of Europe’s leading business schools and one of the most desirable places to study in Finland.

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Kuvassa punaiset ja siniset haalarit ja wappurekvisiittaa.

100,000 alumni in more than 80 countries

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

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Kaksi poikaa ja tyttö seisovat polkupyörien kanssa ison lehtipuun vieressä. Puussa on punaisia sateenvarjoja.

My Dear University

Aalto University alumni are proud of their alma mater and keen to see their donations contribute towards the university’s ongoing success.

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Punainen silkkihuivi liehuu valkoisella taustalla.

Science and art never stop

Leave a meaningful legacy for future generations by gifting Aalto University in your will. Your endowment will support high-quality research and help to achieve breakthroughs in science, art, technology, economics and at their intersections. You can endow the field of your choice.

For more information, please contact: 
Nora Rahnasto
Donor Engagement
tel. +358 50 362 2243
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Kuvassa on opiskelijoita luentosalissa työskentelemässä pöytien ääressä.

Collaboration and continuous learning

Professors of practice bring inspiration, a wealth of practical experience, and a wide network of contacts.

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Kauppakorkeakoulun lahjoittajaseinä

Donated professorship strengthens Finnish ownership competence

The unique ownership professorship will integrate ownership as a fixed part of academic research and teaching.

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Aalto Junior

Curious and daring youngsters

Aalto University Junior offers art, technology and business experiences to all curious and daring primary, secondary and upper-secondary pupils.

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Mies- ja naistutkija istuvat työpöydän ääressä maskit kasvoilla ja suojakäsineet kädessä.

Aalto assists in handling the coronavirus crisis

Many significant research and development projects are underway at Aalto University in the search for solutions.

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White A! logo standing on the ground with A-bloc and Väre in the background.

From idea to innovation and commercialisation

Aalto supports researchers in becoming successful entrepreneurs in many different fields.

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Boosting entrepreneurship

Every year, up to 100 new companies are established by the Aalto community. This is half of all the companies founded at universities in Finland.

    Aalto Ventures Program team

    Over the past six years, more than 3,000 students have taken part in the Aalto Ventures Program that offers instruction in entrepreneurship. The startup and tech event, Slush, reached global recognition in the hands of Aalto students.

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    A Grid / tila / kuva: Anni Hanen

    The Aalto-based startup community 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.

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    The aim of Aalto innovation services is to convert research results into positive societal impacts through commercialisation. Typically, more than 150 inventions are published and about five spinout companies are set up annually.

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    General image of people gathered at Slush startup event, photo by Mikko Raskinen

    Aalto Startup Center is an accelerator that focuses on technology companies in particular and integrates research-based projects with business activities. Some 40 early stage startup companies are involved, 10 of which operate under ESA BIC Finland which specialises in space technology.

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    Participants of Entrepreneurship Education Week 2019

    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. Europe’s largest student entrepreneurship event, FallUp, brings together students, startups, other companies and head-hunters.

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    The university’s research group for strategic management and growth entrepreneurship is one of Europe’s leading actors in its field. The unit provides students with learning experiences that open up international career opportunities.

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    Aalto has a total of 2,500 business partners. Our goal is to build significant, long-term strategic partnerships with companies and public operators. Our strategic partners are ABB, Neste, Nokia and Saab. The collaborative activities include research, teaching, theses, course projects and presence at the campus. Approximately 70 percent of Aalto Master’s theses are done in collaboration with companies.

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    How Aalto invests responsibly

    Assets donated to Aalto University are invested in responsible funds.

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    Undergraduate centre, Otakaari 1. Photo by Mikko Raskinen.

    Now is an excellent time to donate

    Government’s matching funding initiative will increase the impact of a donation with a multiplier for each euro donated during the campaign.

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    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.

      Vuosiluku 2018

      School of Arts, Design and Architecture (Väre), shopping centre A Bloc and startup community A Grid opened.

      Vuosiluku 2019

      School of Business building opened. Renovation of Aalto University Töölö began.

      Vuosiluku 2020

      Campus outdoor area improvement began. Aalto University Töölö renovation completed. Renovation of the old shopping centre in Otaniemi began.

      Vuosiluku 2021-2023

      Construction of Aalto Works, Student Centre, Otakaari 2A & B, Otakaari 5L and residential buildings.

      Vuosiluku 2024-2035

      Development of university buildings, new student housing, residential and office buildings.

      Aalto University’s key figures 2020

      Kaksi henkilöä kampuksella.

      Key figures of 2020 and reports

      Aalto University’s academic results and international recognition maintained momentum in 2020. The university was able to promptly adjust to the exceptional situation caused by the coronavirus pandemic. On this page also the Annual Board Report and Financial Statements 2020.

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      Donations to Aalto University in 2020

      In 2020, Aalto University received €15,6M in donations and donation pledges.

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