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. 

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Professor Antti Oulasvirta. Photo: Aalto University / Jaakko Kahilaniemi
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Researchers investigate how AI could better understand humans

Antti Oulasvirta has received a EUR 2.5 million Advanced Grant by the European Research Council (ERC) for the study of user models.
Metsähovi 50 years
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Congratulations to the 50 year old Metsähovi Radio Observatory

Exactly 50 years ago on April 11, 1974, the radio telescope in Kirkkonummi moved for the first time, and since then it has gathered data from outer space 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
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Study 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.

Aalto Factory of the Future. Photo: Mikko Raskinen

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 three departments and one separate unite.

Read more about our research and departments.

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.

    Degree students in 2023: 2274

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

    Bachelor's degrees in the School of Electrical Engineering 2023: 239

    239 Bachelor’s degrees in 2023.

    Master's degrees in the School of Electrical Engineering 2023: 253

    253 Master’s degrees in 2023.

    Doctoral degree in the School of Electrical Engineering: 43

    43 Doctoral degrees in 2023.

    Latest news

    Professor Antti Oulasvirta. Photo: Aalto University / Jaakko Kahilaniemi
    Press releases, Research & Art Published:

    Researchers investigate how AI could better understand humans

    Antti Oulasvirta has received a EUR 2.5 million Advanced Grant by the European Research Council (ERC) for the study of user models.
    Metsähovi 50 years
    Research & Art Published:

    Congratulations to the 50 year old Metsähovi Radio Observatory

    Exactly 50 years ago on April 11, 1974, the radio telescope in Kirkkonummi moved for the first time, and since then it has gathered data from outer space 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
    Professor Riikka Puurunen, Catalysis Research group, Aalto Open Science Award, Honorary mention
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    Aalto Open Science Award Honorary Mention 2023 – Professor Riikka Puurunen leads by example to foster sustainable open science

    We interviewed professor Riikka Puurunen, head of Catalysis research group at the School of Chemical Engineering, who received an honorary mention in the first Aalto Open Science Award.
    Researchers operating tube furnace in Micronova cleanroom
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    Electron Physics group embraces open data

    A research group from the School of Electrical Engineering (ELEC) is changing its attitude towards open science. In addition to ensuring the open accessibility of published journal articles, they are now embracing a wider scope of open science principles.

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    Finnish Social Science Data Archive: Open archiving of data collected from human subjects
    Lectures and seminars, Staff trainings, Support for teams, Training to support research

    Finnish Social Science Data Archive: Open archiving of data collected from human subjects, Apr 16, 2024

    Learn about the opening of data from human subjects with Dr. Arja Kuula-Luumi, Chief Specialist from the Finnish Social Science Data Archive.
    DMPs: online workshop
    Lectures and seminars, Staff trainings, Support for teams, Training to support research

    Data Management Plans: Online workshop for researchers, Apr 17, 2024

    Learn about writing a DMP with Information Specialist Lucie Hradecká and Data Agent Enrico Glerean.
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    Lectures and seminars, Networking

    Bigger Shoes — weekly startup events (external link)

    Bringing the biggest and boldest entrepreneurs to you, so you can learn from their successes and failures.
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    Blood donation in Dipoli

    Finnish Red Cross Blood Service will organize a blood donation

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

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