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

Our values – materials for your inspiration

Which one of the three values is the closest one to you? How do you implement our values in your own work? Here you can find stories and tools that might inspire you to reflect further

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.

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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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Kaksi henkilöä kampuksella.

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

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Oasis of Radical Wellbeing 2022.

Oasis of Radical Wellbeing

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

Professor emeritus Esa Saarinen talks about teaching (and a lot more)

OASIS archives: Vice President Petri Suomala zoomed with Dr. Kamilah Majied and discussed equity, inclusivity and diversity. Watch the video!

Opiskelijat juhlivat lukukauden aloitusta opiskelijahaalareissa. Kuva: Lasse Lecklin

What studying at Aalto really looks like

Read and watch real stories from Aalto students and alumni on student life at Aalto, social impact, interesting projects and unique career paths.

Study at Aalto
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Radical creativity

We build an outstanding creative community for new thinking.

Our strategy

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