Our strategy

Our purpose, values and way of working

Our purpose, values, and way of working define our long-term direction
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Our purpose: Shaping a sustainable future

Research

We excel and make breakthroughs in and across science, art, technology and business.

Education

We spark the game changers of tomorrow.

Impact

We renew our society with research-based knowledge, creativity and entrepreneurial mindset. We generate innovative solutions to tackle global grand challenges.

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Our values and way of working

Responsibility

Working for a better world, we act sustainably for the wellbeing of all.

Courage

Taking on challenges with agility, creativity and passion, we aim high.

Collaboration

Diversity is part of who we are and we foster an empowered community that shines by working together.

Code of Conduct - Values into practice

The Aalto University Code of Conduct is one way of putting our values and way of working — the foundation of our community culture — into practice

Read more about Aalto Code of Conduct
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Our values – materials for your inspiration

Students

Sustainability

At Aalto, we create solutions that enable well-being within the planetary boundaries. With us, you get the opportunity to learn, research and do meaningful things in a unique environment: we combine the expertise in science, art, technology and economy to develop creative solutions to the world’s major challenges, such as the climate crisis. We are a community of thousands of students, researchers and experts with passion and expertise for both system-level solutions and the rapidly implemented new innovations.

Equality, diversity and inclusion at Aalto

We aim to be a diverse and inclusive community where all students, faculty, staff, and stakeholders feel a sense of belonging and where they can fulfill their professional, educational, and social aspirations

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Code of Conduct - Values into practice

The Aalto University Code of Conduct is one way of putting our values and way of working — the foundation of our community culture — into practice

Aalto University
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What studying at Aalto really looks like

Discover genuine stories about student life at Aalto and life after graduation.

Study at Aalto
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Walk in my shoes

If you would like to share your story for the Walk in My Shoes series, please contact Tiina Aulanko-Jokirinne. Walk in my shoes is part of the Aalto Cultural Development project led by Carita Pihlman.

People
Keys to Your Wellbeing

Oasis of Radical Wellbeing

On these page you will find information and interesting references to improve wellbeing at Aalto University!

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