People

People and contact information

The university has six schools with 12 000 students and 4 000 employees of whom about 400 are professors. Get to know our experts in technology, business and art.

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Contact Information for Aalto University Admission Services

Find people and research

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Delve into our research – find the people behind it! (external link)

You can find publications, research units and departments in the research information portal.

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Management

The executive bodies of the university are the Board (AUFB), the President, and the University Academic Affairs Committee (AAC). The President's Management Team (PMT) coordinates the daily work at the university and the preparation of pre-decision motions. The Aalto Management Team (AMT) furthers transparency and open dialogue in decision-making regarding university development.

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Study at Aalto

Do you want to study in the Nordics in Finland? At Aalto University science and art meet technology and business. We believe in the power of curiosity and encourage our students to explore the unknown as well as to learn and do things in a whole new way.

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For the media

Aalto University Communications helps media representatives in all questions related to the university. You're welcome to contact us!

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Careers at Aalto

Aalto University is where science and art meet technology and business. We are an international community of 20,000 bold thinkers who shape a sustainable future with education, research breakthroughs and innovative ideas and solutions. Join us in changing the world – we have many attractive career opportunities to offer.

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Collaboration

Aalto University offers numerous opportunities for collaboration and networking. How would you like to collaborate with us?

Meet our people

Appointments

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Professor of Practice Pia Hannukainen: ‘I believe in the power of design also in the future’

Hannukainen believes that it is important for companies to secure skilled designers and for graduates to have sufficient skills for working life.
Vili Lehdonvirta, phóto: Mikko Raskinen, Aalto University
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Vili Lehdonvirta: The digital world isn’t a separate dimension in some virtual cloud

Vili Lehdonvirta has joined Aalto University as a professor at the Department of Computer Science. He also continues to work half-time at the University of Oxford’s Internet Institute.
Smiling Raili Pönni standing in a meeting room in front of a grey wall and a window.
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Raili Pönni appointed Development Director at Aalto University

Pönni has previously worked as the university’s interim Development Director and Head of Planning
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People stories

Olli Ikkala ja Esa Saarinen
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Olli Ikkala and Esa Saarinen found a common thread in baroque music and lecturing

Olli Ikkala will continue his research on nature-inspired materials and will find himself again as an organist after his busy research career. Esa Saarinen, on the other hand, continued to lecture the Philosophy and Systems Thinking (Filosofia ja systeemiajattelu) course to packed halls this spring. When they met, they discussed the organ and the atmosphere of the lectures.
Elisabet Lahti and Jaan Praks
Cooperation, Research & Art, University Published:

An entrepreneurial researcher takes action and creates something new

When a researcher thinks like an entrepreneur, they can create something truly groundbreaking.
Minna Tuusa and Anu Honkalinna.
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Experimentation, risk-taking, seeking the new – entrepreneurial mindset permeates Aalto

For Aalto University employees, entrepreneurial mindset means daring to try something new
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Koos Zevenhoven: The scientific world doesn't know this kind of unusual path very well

'There have also been PhD students in my group, and I haven’t been able to officially act as their advisor. Some of my students have finished their PhD before me.'
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