Key Research Area: Health and Wellbeing
Health and wellbeing is one of Aalto University’s seven key research areas. The university has a strong, decades-long track record in health and wellbeing (H&W), in both research results and in facilitating adoption and commercialization. Indeed, at Aalto University, the basic research results that we pursue are being developed into innovations, applications, and services for end users, with several notable success stories, including from the earliest decades of H&W research. In this way, we are constantly making efforts to respond to societal needs.
Within our internal health and wellbeing (H&W) community, we have the following clusters of expertise.
- Devices and related methods and analytical tools
- Bio- and chemical technologies
- AI and data science
- Architecture and design
- Management and economics
The pages linked from above describe each expertise cluster and list the professors primarily associated with that cluster.
The Aalto Networking Platform brings together our researchers and external parties for multidisciplinary collaboration in the area of health and wellbeing.
Interested in joining us? Read more about our tenure track career system.
Key research area contact
Latest news in this area
Teaching community and pedagogical reflection, support and training are vital for teachers' wellbeingHowUTeach, teachers' wellbeing questionaire and self-reflection tool was piloted in Oasis of Radical Wellbeing initiative during academic year 2022-2023 and autumn term 2023.
Flagships and Centres of Excellence
The GeneCellNano flagship is hosted by Aalto, Universities of Eastern Finland, Helsinki, Oulu, and Finnish Red Cross Blood Service.
ANI research infrastructure houses three functional neuroimaging modalities, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) at Advanced Magnetic Imaging (AMI) Centre, magnetoencephalography (MEG) at MEG Core and Aalto Behavioral Laboratory (ABL).
Featured research bodies
The Institute of Healthcare Engineering, Management and Architecture (HEMA) is a research group that concentrates on the production of health services and their development.
Aalto Brain Centre (ABC) is a strategic initiative within the Aalto University School of Science. ABC relies on the strong expertise of the school's research teams in systems neuroscience, neurotechnology, signal analysis, machine learning, network analysis, brain imaging, psychology, cognitive science, clinical neuroscience, naturalistic neuroscience, physics, and engineering.
Sotera is a research unit focusing on basic technology in the social and health sector: design and construction of buildings, related telecommunications technology, information technology and automation of operations as well as instrument technology.