Here you will find information regarding Aalto University’s organisation, various operators, management processes, operational principles and the guiding rules and policies of our operations.
Strategic and operative management
Strategic and operative management of the school and its departments
In the beginning of the calendar year, the university's units self-assess their strategy implementation with the help of the previous year's results and feedback. These self-assessments are gathered together and reviewed as a whole by the President's Management Team (PMT) in the university review. The school also holds its own annual review early in the year to look back at the previous year with the help of key performance indicators (KPIs).
In the spring, the school holds departmental strategy dialogues between the dean and the departments' heads to discuss strategic implementation plans for the departments and to prepare for setting targets for the departments and the school. The first draft of the school's strategic implementation plan is compiled based on these discussions. It includes quantitative and qualitative objectives as well as proposals for tenure track slots.
The university's budget is approved by the Aalto University Board in June.
The dean prepares the final version of the school's strategic implementation plan to serve as the foundation of the university dialogue, which is held between the university and the school in late spring. The university dialogue centres on setting objectives for the next year and agreeing on a joint plan for the following three years. The next year's objectives and resources are finalised by the PMT and documented in the university's target agreement.
Continual development of the quality of teaching and learning is one of the university's key strategic objectives. Aalto University promotes a positive culture of learning. Special attention is paid to supporting the progress of studies and monitoring the study process to ensure learning outcomes.