Solutions for the great challenges of humankind

As our student you can find solutions to issues related to sustainable development and human well-being.

Aalto ELEC

Care robots, speech recognition, micromaterials, galaxies near and far away – the School of Electrical Engineering is so much more than electricity and smart power grids, as we study many topics you might not initially associate with the electrical industry. We take part in solving the great challenges humanity is facing, such as climate change, the depletion of natural resources and an aging population. 

News highlights

Yhdistelmäkuva, jossa näkyy revontulia, Maa, mittauksia.
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Suomi 100 did what could previously be done only by much larger satellites: photographing and studying the aurora borealis

Studying the aurora borealis area helps in the development of safe telecommunications, for example.
Muovinen tutkimuksessa käytetty pää, johon on kiinnitetty mikrofoni.
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New technology conveys the direction of sounds through hearing aids

A new signal processing model enables both accurate spatial sound reproduction and sound adjustment for people with hearing loss
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Study at the School of Electrical Engineering

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.

Get to know our research: our departments and Metsähovi Radio Observatory

Our research is based on excellent cooperation, and we have exceptionally good connections to the business world. Here at the School of Electrical Engineering our students and researchers get a chance to roll up their sleeves, because we conduct a lot of applied research in addition to theoretical research. Our investments in first-class facilities and research equipment ensure that our hard work will help society evolve. 

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

Our people

You can find more stories about our students, teachers and alumni here and on our Instagram account @aaltoelec.

Sähkötekniikan korkeakoulun vuoden alumnin Mikko J. Salmisen hymy oli herkässä, kun Otakaaren katoilta Otaniemestä löytyi hänen aikanaan teekkareiden käytössä ollut Telesten lautasantenni. Kuva: Aalto-yliopisto / Ira Matilainen

Alumnus of the Year Mikko J. Salminen encourages multidisciplinary studies

Mikko J. Salminen was selected as Alumnus of the Year for 2021 at Aalto University's School of Electrical Engineering. The selection was made public at the SIK100 seminar of the Guild of Electrical Engineering on Saturday, 23 October.

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Alumna Bismoy Jahan, automation and electrical engineering

Alumna Bismoy Jahan: The things I learned from Aalto are related to real-life problems

Bismoy Jahan chose the Master’s Programme in Automation and Electrical Engineering because she believes that in the near future automation will play a big role in our lives.

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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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Opiskelija Niina Tapanainen talvella Otaniemessä.

Student Niina Tapanainen: I study technology because I want to improve people's lives

During her bachelor's studies, Niina selected information technology as her major. She is encouraging people to be open-minded about combining technology and the humanities.

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From a bookstore entrepreneur to a researcher

Assistant Professor Mahdi Pourakbari Kasmaei is researching power and energy system modeling, because the transfer to a carbon-free energy will be fast.

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Opiskelija Zachary Burda Dipolin edessä talvella Otaniemessä.

Student Zachary Burda wants to develop robots that make people's everyday lives easier

Zachary studies automation and robotics and he has admired Aalto's modern and entrepreneur-friendly outlook since he was in upper secondary school

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Our key figures

The amount of professors has increased 71 percent.

Since 2010 the amount of our professors has risen from 35 to 60 professors (+71%).

Our personnel consists of 700 people.

Our personnel consists of 700 people.

2089 students

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

In 2021, 195 students graduated from the School of Electrical Engineering with a Master's degree.

195 Master’s degrees in 2021.

In 2021, 248 students got a Bachelor's degree in the School of Electrical Engineering.

248 Bachelor’s degrees in 2021.

Latest news

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European Media and Immersion Lab (EMIL) -project invites XR developers to collaborate

The EU funded project for European Media and Immersion Lab (EMIL) starts in September 2022.
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Unite! receives a boost from the European Commission with more funding for its deployment

European Universities alliance Unite! has received a funding of €14,4 million from the European Commission for its proposal to be a technology and innovation driver for the advancement of a green and digital Europe.
Havainnekuva rintasyöpäsoluista mikroskoopissa
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Breast cancer cells use forces to open up channels through tissue

A new method reveals that cancer cells can spread by rapidly applying forces to tissue material.
Frank Martela blog
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Be Careful What You Wish For - blog post by Frank Martela

What kind of values and goals contribute to wellbeing, and what do not? Start the new season by investing in goals that produce wellbeing instead of unhealthiness. Read the blog post by Aalto University lecturer and philosopher Frank Martela.

Join the events

Designs for a Cooler Planet 2022 main image. Visual identity design: Milja Komulainen & Hares Bassil
Exhibitions

Life 1.5 – an exhibition of planet-friendly materials, fashion and food

Designs for a Cooler Planet is a five-week-long festival celebrating experiments in planet-friendly materials, fashion, and food.
Sustainable acoustic materials
Exhibitions

Towards carbon negative acoustic environments in buildings

Experience how biofibre-based acoustic panels clear the sound environment. The carbon-negative acoustic panels developed by our research team increase comfort in any space by reducing disturbing sounds.
Aalto Family Day 2022
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Aalto Family Day 2022

Aalto staff, alumni and their families are warmly welcome to the Aalto campus at Otaniemi to explore workshops and exhibitions, enjoy art and learn about new technologies.
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Networking

Wellbeing Desk EDI-session: LGBTQ+ in Aalto

Welcome to a monthly session for Aalto personnel to discuss equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) at Aalto University! In the sessions we discuss in small groups about our experiences of EDI at work context. The topic of the 15.9.2022 session is LGBTQ+ at Aalto and the discussion is facilitated by Kasper Kivistö, the chair of Trasek ry and board members of GAYY student association. The EDI sessions are part of Wellbeing Desk services, offering low-threshold services to support the wellbeing of Aalto personnel.

In electrical engineering you can build a more responsible and smarter future

Student Emmaleena Ahonen
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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.

School of Electrical Engineering
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 School of Electrical Engineering management, experts and services.

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Maarintie 8 at Aalto University campus

Where to find us

Maarintie 8

Maarintie 8

Maarintie 8

Micronova

Tietotie 3

Micronova cleanroom kuva: Aino Huovio

A Grid

Otakaari 5
Open for members 24/7.

A Grid

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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