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.

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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.

News related to research and art

Professori Maria Sammalkorpi
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Get to know us: Associate Professor Maria Sammalkorpi

Sammalkorpi received her doctorate from Helsinki University of Technology 2004. After her defence, she has worked as a researcher at the Universities of Princeton, Yale and Aalto.
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Aalto computer scientists in ICML 2024

Computer scientists in ICML 2024
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Getting bacteria into line

Physicists use magnetic fields to manipulate bacterial behaviour
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Nordic researchers develop predictive model for cross-border COVID spread

The uniquely multinational and cross-disciplinary research was made possible by transparent data-sharing between Nordic countries.
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