Our strategy

Research: Driving excellence 

We create world-class clusters of excellence and bring complementary talent together.
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  1. Our long-term purpose: We excel and make breakthroughs in and across science, art, technology and business.
  2. Our current focus of development: Driving excellence. We create world-class clusters of excellence in our key research areas and bring complementary talent together to work on grand challenges.
  3. The planned actions: Attracting and fostering talent, developing selected research infrastructures, new collaboration across fields.

Our current key research areas

Our strength is excellence and increasing impact on our chosen key areas in research, art and education and a unique combination of collaborating disciplines.

Sensual Mathematics Exhibition. Photo by Henri Vogt.

Research & Art

Our research focuses on seven key areas combining four core competences in the fields of ICT, materials, arts, design and business together with three grand challenges related to energy, living environment, and health.

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News

News related to research and art

Image and photo by Aalto University, Giulnara Launonen. MMD logo by Aalto University, Mithila Mohan
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Multifunctional Materials Design: Highlights of 2022

Our group's milestones of the previous year
Utuinen ihmishahmo näyttää kävelevän pois päin, varjo heijastuu vaalealle pinnalle
Research & Art, Studies, University Published:

Master's students' exhibition at the Finnish Museum of Photography

The MoA in Photography 23 exhibition by the Master's students of the Department of Photography is on display until 12 March.
Nainen rannalla tuulisella säällä hymyilee, taustalla meri kuohuaa
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Professor Ranja Hautamäki: ‘Diverse urban nature is key to increasing well-being and carbon sinks’

Professor of Landscape Architecture is tackling the issues of climate change mitigation and urban carbon sinks.
NASAn Curiosity-mönkijä kuvaama pölypyörre Marsin Gale-kraatterissa. Kuvankäsittely: Henrik Kahanpää. Alkuperäinen kuva: NASA / JPL-Caltech
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On Mars the weather varies dramatically, however the planet’s climate is not changing

The doctoral dissertation of Henrik Kahanpää also questions a prevailing perception related to dust devils on Mars. As a researcher, he hopes that humans would never go to Mars.
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