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.

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Code of Conduct - Values into practice

The code of Conduct is one way of putting our values and way of working — the foundation of our community culture — into practice.

Our values – ideas, tools and inspiration

Which one of our values is the closest one to you? How do they show in your work? Here you can find some tips and tools for you to reflect on them.

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Code of Conduct - Values into practice

The code of Conduct is one way of putting our values and way of working — the foundation of our community culture — into practice.

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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 can fulfill their professional, educational and social aspirations fully.

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Our plan 2021-2024

Explore our strategic plans for 2021-2024

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Sustainability

We are committed to promoting sustainable development through research and education as well as in our campus development and other daily practices.

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My Dialogues

Aalto's guide to one-on-one meetings for academic and service personnel with their supervisors.

Services
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This is Aalto – Catch up on what’s happening at our university

Watch the 50-minute video on how we tackle major global challenges at Aalto University.

News

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Share your ideas for the Aalto University Equality Plan 2022–2024

How should we develop the equality, diversity and inclusion of the Aalto community? Member of Aalto community, please share your views on the Aalto.fi discussion by 7 June
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