What is Aalto Lifewide Learning?

Learning can happen regardless of time or place. We want to provide learning content that inspires, challenges and encourages you to take a step towards something new. Read more about our thoughts about lifewide learning!

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The Aalto University Summer School application period opens for summer 2024

Aalto University Summer School launched its most extensive course offering yet for the upcoming summer.
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Aalto is developing its lifewide learning offering – microcredentials can now be used to build on existing competence

Microcredentials are particularly useful for meeting rapidly emerging competence needs.
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Peer support between new managers emphasised in Aalto's First Time Manager programme

Especially peer-to-peer meetings were praised among the participants.
Nidhi ja muita Digital Business -opiskelijoita istumassa yhdessä luokkahuoneessa
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Summer School alum story: Pursuing digital business excellence in a diverse learning environment

Summer school’s Digital Business course concludes, enriching participants with digital business skills and cultural experiences.
Henkilö taluttaa polkupyörää kuulokkeet päässä ja katsoo mietteliäästi kaukaisuuteen.

Offering to answer all learning needs

If you are as curious as we are about the world around us and its changes, you have come to the right place – Aalto University's Lifewide Learning offers you the tools to develop your skills in an ever-changing environment. Based on your own needs and goals, you can study either online or on campus, self-paced or intensively with a group. The individual courses, modules, lectures and micro credentials serve an acute need for information whereas more extensive continuous professional development and degrees are suitable for updating knowledge in the long term.

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Lifewide learning for organisations

Engage and upskill your employees in the rapid changing environment with easily accessible academic learning.

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Learn online

Open online courses in Aalto's key areas of expertise are available to you free of charge, and you can start learning right away.

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Lifewide learning courses and programmes

Aalto University’s extensive lifewide learning portfolio ranges from individual courses to full degree programmes.

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Antony Joseph
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Summer School Teacher Interview: "Human-centered UX design places people at the forefront of technological advancements."

Learn how to design human-centered solutions in the Human-Centered UX Design course by Aalto University Summer School.
Opin.fi: nainen ja pallot
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Opin.fi implementation is progressing, and the first demo videos of the service have been released

The schedule for the launch of Opin.fi has been clarified regarding the offerings to be included in the service. The progress of the launch can also be tracked through the 'logbook' on aalto.fi, where we will update the most important current news about the launch of Opin.fi. Additionally, getting to know the service is now easier, as videos showcasing the learner's and administration's views of the interface have been released.
Olli Ikkana in Otaniemi, photo by Lasse Lecklin.
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Bioinspired colours and adaptable materials - Professor Olli Ikkala's third EU project builds on living systems

Department of Applied Physics Professor Olli Ikkala received his third Advanced Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) on 11 April 2024. The funding amounts to €2.5 million and the project will run for five years.
Olli Ikkala ja Esa Saarinen
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Olli Ikkala and Esa Saarinen found a common thread in baroque music and lecturing

Olli Ikkala will continue his research on nature-inspired materials and will find himself again as an organist after his busy research career. Esa Saarinen, on the other hand, continued to lecture the Philosophy and Systems Thinking (Filosofia ja systeemiajattelu) course to packed halls this spring. When they met, they discussed the organ and the atmosphere of the lectures.
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