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At the School of Electrical Engineering, the natural sciences, engineering and information technology intertwine to form smart systems and innovations that save energy and promote well-being. Our research is applied in mobile devices, electrical networks and in satellites. With our research, we seek to respond to many challenges posed by sustainable development.

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Studies

Electricity is everywhere, and our society would not function without it. As a student at the School of Electrical Engineering, you can find solutions to issues related to sustainable development and human well-being.

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Aalto University emphasises sustainable development and publishes appointments

Jussi Impiö appointed to lead sustainable development activities as Head of Sustainable Solutions and Katja Rönkkö appointed as Senior Communications Specialist.
Master’s Programme in Electronics and Nanotechnology / Micro and Nanoelectronic Circuit Design major. Piirilaboratorio.
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Huawei scholarships awarded to three successful students

The Foundation for Aalto University Science and Technology presented the awards to three Masters of Science (Technology) who graduated last year. The awards were aimed at supporting promising and talented students.
Kuvassa opiskelija Elina Rauvala ja tasavallan presidentti Sauli Niinistö keskustelevat Harald Herlin -oppimiskeskuksessa järjestetyssä Kultaranta-keskustelussa. Taustalla näkyy tuotantotiimiä. Kuvan otti Jessica Sinikoski.
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Well moderated! Focus on growth and cryptocurrencies in the discussion between the President of the Republic and Aalto University students

Given a chance to step into big shoes was a show of confidence – and characteristic of Aalto University, says economics student Elina Rauvala, who moderated the event that paved the way for the upcoming Kultaranta Talks.
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Specialised networks to provide information security

We all know that any information shared on the internet is not necessarily private. However, specialised networks with mobile access would offer isolation from the internet, and therefore, better information security.

Events

Please note, that Aalto University organises no public events for the time being. Events and meetings are held online.

Dissertations

Defence of doctoral thesis in the field of Micro- and Nanoelectronic Circuit Design, M.Sc.(Tech.) Tuomas Haapala

The title of the thesis is Microwatt integrated radio transceiver circuits for aggressively duty-cycled wireless networks
Dissertations

Defence of doctoral thesis in the field of Micro- and Nanotechnology, M.Sc. Maria Kim

The title of the thesis is Flexible platform for next-generation electronics
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Online event

Good Life Engine: The student has become the teacher

Join the semester’s last Good Life Engine open session to see our students get on the stage and take the role of teachers!
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Online event

Feminist Futures Helsinki

Feminist Futures Helsinki (FFH) is a hackathon which builds on feminist theories of power, emotion and intersectionality, to imagine alternative futures for the Finnish society

Departments and units

Research and teaching at the School of Electrical Engineering emphasise advanced energy solutions, materials, and the sustainable use of natural resources, as well as health and well-being. Our international research environment promotes fundamental research and the development of the newest technologies in co-operation with Finnish and international business activities.

The School of Electrical Engineering has four departments and one separate unit.

Department of Communications and Networking

The Department of Communications and Networking (Comnet), is the largest unit in Finland in its research area.

Aalto University, Aki-Pekka Sinikoski

Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics

The Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics (SPA) combines competence in different areas of research fields varying from ICT technology to core electrical engineering and its basic phenomena.

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Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering

Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering (ELE) conducts research and arranges related teaching courses in the fields of electromagnetics, micro and nanotechnology, radio engineering, and space technology.

Aalto University / Aalto satellite / photo: Mikko Raskinen

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation is an ecosystem where scientists and engineers from different fields of microsystems, electrical engineering and automation work together to solve the most challenging scientific problems.

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Metsähovi Radio Observatory

Metsähovi Radio Observatory is the only astronomical radio observatory in Finland. Metsähovi’s main instrument is the 14-metre radio telescope, which is used around the clock, every day of the year. Its observational data is used, e.g., for studying active galaxies, the Sun, and the rotation of the Earth.

Metsähovi Radio Observatory's 14-metre radio telescope

Key figures

Since 2010 the amount of our professors has risen from 35 to 71 professors (+103%).

Since 2010 the amount of our professors has risen from 35 to 71 professors (+103%).

Our personnel consists of 700 people.

Our personnel consists of 700 people.

Number of students. (Full-time equivalent students and the doctoral students.)

Number of students. (Full-time equivalent students and the doctoral students.)

The number of doctoral degrees at Aalto ELEC has risen 33%

The number of doctoral degrees has risen 33% from year 2010 (42 degrees) to 2018 (56 degrees).

In 2020, 229 students graduated from the School of Electrical Engineering with a Master's degree.

229 Master’s degrees in 2020.

In 2020, 188 students got a Bachelor's degree in the School of Electrical Engineering.

188 Bachelor’s degrees in 2020.

Our people

You can find more stories about our students, teachers and alumni here.

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School of Electrical Engineering Alumnus of the Year Siamäk Naghian: The university gave me a path into Finnish society

Technology is art for the managing director of Genelec. He’s fascinated by the idea that music played on the company's speakers is based on the laws of physics.

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professor Caterina Soldano, photo Annamari Tolonen

Passion and patience are the most important qualities for a researcher

Professor Caterina Soldano aims for developing next generation electronics

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Aalto University / Salu Ylirisku / photo: Linda Koskinen

What does a Doctor of Arts do at the School of Electrical Engineering?

Salu Ylirisku, Doctor of Arts, teaches design process and related skills to aspiring engineers at the School of Electrical Engineering.

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Craig Rollo / Aalto University alumni/ Master's Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences - Acoustics and Audio Technology

Alumnus Craig Rollo has the music enthusiastic’s dream job

Because Craig Rollo wanted a job related to music, studying Acoustics and Audio Technology was the perfect choice for him

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aalto university master's programme in electronics and nanotechnology photonics student Chen lingyi

Student Lingyi Chen: ‘At Aalto University, you can turn new ideas into reality'

Collaboration between different disciplines helps discovering new aspects of things, says photonics and nanotechnology major student Lingyi Chen from the Master’s Programme in Electronics and Nanotechnology.

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Bhavya Omkarappa / Aalto University / School of Electrical Engineering / Master's Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences - Communications Engineering

Communications Engineering student Bhavya Omkarappa found her dream job at Ericsson

Bhavya Omkarappa thinks courses in Aalto University are very effective in simulating real working life scenarios

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Professor Tapio Lokki / Aalto University / School of Electrical Engineering / Acoustics / Image: Patrik Strenström

Professor Tapio Lokki knows the best concert halls in the world

Tapio Lokki, Professor at the Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics, is known for his significant research work on concert hall acoustics.

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Aalto ELEC's doctoral student Anastasiia Kravtcova

Doctoral student Anastasiia Kravtcova: “Doctoral studies can be a combination of a job, hobby and lifestyle”

The chance of making a societal impact motivated Anastasiia Kravtcova to pursue her doctoral studies and to dive into a groundbreaking topic in medical engineering at the School of Electrical Engineering.

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Johan Sarpoma standing in front of brick wall.

The university is not just theory after all: an English-taught bachelor’s programme and student life surprised Johan Sarpoma positively

Johan thinks that programming, electronic engineering and internationalisation are the best part of the Aalto Bachelor’s Programme in Science and Technology – Digital Systems and Design

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Our people

Equality and diversity at the School of Electrical Engineering

Aalto University aims to offer everyone an equal operating environment in which employees and students representing different genders, positions and backgrounds are treated equally.

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Tenure track

Aalto University’s tenure track career system offers a well-supported and clear career path for professor-level academics towards a permanent professorship.

Aalto University / AlumniStudent Weekend at the School of Electrical Engineering / photo: Linda Koskinen

Collaborate with the School of Electrical Engineering

We offer multiple forms of collaboration to our alumni, companies and other organisations as well as the public sector.

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Aalto University / Department of Energy Technology / photographer: Adolfo Vera

Foundation for Aalto University Science and Technology

The Foundation supports the scientific research and teaching of technical disciplines. The Foundation awards grants for MSc and DSc theses on a continuous basis, with the help of industry-donated funds.

Contact information and services

Get in contact with our management, experts and services.

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Maarintie 8 at Aalto University campus

Where to find us

Maarintie 8

(previously TUAS building) Maarintie 8, Espoo.

Maarintie 8

Micronova

Address: Tietotie 3
Mon–Fri 8.00–16.30

Micronova cleanroom kuva: Aino Huovio

A Grid

Otakaari 5
Open for members 24/7.

A Grid

Computer Science building

Address: Konemiehentie 2. The Computer Science building is mainly used for IT and electrical engineering teaching and research.

Tietotekniikan talo, Computer Science Building

Metsähovi Radio Observatory

Metsähovi Radio Observatory is the only astronomical radio observatory in Finland.
Address: Metsähovintie 114, Kylmälä

Metsähovi observatory area gate
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