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As a donor, you are indispensable to Aalto University. Learn about our achievements reached together, read more on the impact of donations and get to know other donors.
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Building a better future together

In a short period of time, Aalto University has developed into a multidisciplinary community of bold innovators who solve some of the greatest challenges of our time. This would not have been possible without our supporters.

Donations have enabled developing our university in the long term and balancing out the sometimes unexpected fluctuations in public funding. Given the growing pressure on public finances, donor support is vital to our operations. Together, we can build a better future for all of us.

Thank you for making a difference.

Review for Donors 2023

Welcome to read about our latest developments and projects, future prospects and the impact of donations.

Read Review for Donors 2023
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Get to know our supporters

Jaakko Kivinen

Jaakko Kivinen, Aalto University alumnus and Doctor of Science (Technology): ‘Don’t isolate yourself to just your own field’

Alumnus Jaakko Kivinen wants to pass the good on for generations to come by donating to Aalto University.

Rafaela Seppälä seisoo keskellä valoteosta, joka muodostuu seinälle heijastetuista englanninkielisistä sanoista. Sanoja kulkee myös Seppälän kasvojen ja vartalon päältä.

Partnership: Art and creativity are drivers of society

Rafaela Seppälä urges young people in the arts and creative industries to set out bravely on their own paths but also interact with others.

Juha Jouhki

Juha Jouhki, Aalto University alumni and experienced investor: “Studying is a process, not a project”

Juha Jouhki's family business supports Aalto because top-level research is key to Finnish companies’ worldwide prestige.

Markku Ihantola kesäisellä parvekkeellaan. Markku Ihantola and the balcony view.

Donor Markku Ihantola: “Studies at Otaniemi paved an excellent way for my career”

Ihantola gained a solid foundation from Aalto for his career in aviation technology and the courage to learn new things.

Tiina ja Ari Mäkelä Ekonominaukiolla. Kuva: Roope Kiviranta

School of Business donor stories: Tiina and Ari Mäkelä

'It is wonderful that both Aalto University and the School of Business are both so exceptionally forward-looking.'

Ryoji Matsuzaki

Ryoji Matsuzaki found the power of teamwork through his studies – ‘By making a donation, I want to give back to my alma mater’

Aalto University's IDBM Master's Programme prepared Ryoji Matsuzaki well for working life and finding his own strengths. He also found his place on the Finnish labour market.

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Sincere thanks to our supporters!

Donors play a major role in Aalto’s success story. Here you will find all our donors who have allowed the publication of their name.

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Lapsia Aalto-yliopisto Juniorin työpajassa. Kuva: Alisa Javits
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Kyunghyun Cho supports the education of the next generations and the rebuilding of Ukraine

Kyunghyun Cho donates 10,000 dollars to Aalto University Junior and 10,000 dollars to a course on the reconstruction of Ukraine
Vilho Väisälän pajassa opiskelijaryhmät pääsevät suunnittelemaan ja rakentamaan eri kursseilla mitä taidokkaimpia ja teknisesti haastavia laitteita. Kuva: Mikko Raskinen / Aalto-yliopisto
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The students' electrical workshop space was inaugurated as Vilho Väisälä’s workshop in Otaniemi

The donations of Vilho Väisälä's descendants, the Weisell Foundation and Vaisala Corporation have enabled the long-term development of Aalto University.
Marja-Terttu Tanttinen Killalle saadun lahjan kanssa.
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I already knew before I was in school that I would become an engineer, says Marja-Terttu Tanttinen

Prodeko alumna and donor Marja-Terttu Tanttinen studied at the Helsinki University of Technology in 1967–71. She fondly remembers her studies and working life, for which her studies gave a solid foundation.
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Adrián Gutiérrez Cruz: Specialising in semiconductor industry will open doors for future career opportunities

This summer, student Adrián Gutiérrez Cruz is working at the Organic Electronics research group. Since his background is primarily related to material science and chemistry, he is particularly interested in gaining experience and knowledge in the electronic aspects of the semiconductor technology field.
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