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.

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

The Aalto Code of Conduct summarises the principles of fair play and integrity that govern our activities and sets out guidelines for the kind of behaviour that we expect of each other. It is based on Aalto’s values and establishes a common operational culture.

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Learning hub on diversity and inclusion

Practical tips for fostering diversity.

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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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Sustainable Aalto

Understood through all its dimensions - ecological, social, economic and cultural - we are committed to carrying out our activities in a sustainable manner. For example, we work actively to develop the energy efficiency of our property portfolio and to reduce energy consumption in our campuses.

Sustainability
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Aalto community collaborated in identifying emerging trends affecting our strategic choices

Over 100 weak signals and trends were gathered from the Aalto community during the first University Preview process.

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