Let’s celebrate Aalto University's 150-year-old School of Arts, Design and Architecture
The School of Arts, Design and architecture has educated creative hands and minds since 1871
From Craft School in Ateneum to the School of Arts, Design and Architecture in Otaniemi the name and curriculum of the school have changed through the decades, yet the school has always stood as a forerunner of societal change. In 2021, Aalto University’s Arts & Design ranks as the 6th best in the world according to the QS University Rankings. Our students and alumni make an impact on a wide spectrum in society both nationally and internationally.
When logic says 'no', creativity says: 'why not?'
For 150 years, we have educated experts who design the world at its best.
In the future, well-designed living environments, user and planetary centric designs, sustainable lifestyles, creative problem-solving and unbiased, research-based knowledge play even more significant role.
There is an unlimited number of different possible futures, and our task is to create the best possible circumstances both for present and future generations to come.
Ability to see the world in new ways and imagine yet unimaginable lies at the core of our research and education.
Annaleena Hakola, CEO and Creative Director of Hakola Huonekalu furniture company, Family Entrepreneur of the Year 2020
My studies at Aalto have been very useful in my line of work. I keep returning to the notes I made during my studies.
With your gift:
- You support new ways of thinking and sustainable solutions that can be seen as quality in the living environment, products and services.
- You help educate bold and broad-minded experts who are able to design the world better for all of us.
- You help create understanding and alternatives, which help companies and decision-makers to make sustainable and ethical decisions.
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Radical creativity sparks discoveries
An idea that may sound crazy at first can be the key to solving significant challenges. Aalto University provides a favourable environment for daring initiatives that can lead to the discovery of some genuinely novel solutions.
We educate students to be global citizens, contributing to their communities with imaginative, collaborative, compassionate and unconventional approaches to some of the most pressing challenges facing the world today.