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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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Get to know the School of Electrical Engineering

Research and teaching at the Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering emphasise advanced energy solutions, materials, and the sustainable use of natural resources, as well as health and well-being.

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A record number of applications to Aalto University

There has been an enormous increase in applications for a study place in master’s and English bachelor’s programmes
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You do not need to speak Finnish to get a summer job

More than 70% of the employers that participated in the Aalto Summer Job Day are also happy to hire foreigners who do not speak Finnish.
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Power outage in Otaniemi area

There was a power outage in Otaniemi area. The issue is now resolved and repaired.
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Aalto students from past to present: Transition from student life to career life

As a student who is just starting to find his first steps in the industry, Aalto student Mcha Khamis was wondering what kind of skills were needed for him to fit into the job market.

Events

Dissertations

Public defence in the field of Automation, Systems and Control Engineering, M.Sc. (Tech.) Filip Tronarp

Title of the thesis is “Iterative and Geometric Methods for State Estimation in Non-linear Models”
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Exhibitions and fairs

The Research Winter Day of the School of Electrical Engineering

The Research Winter Day 2020 of the School of Electrical Engineering will take place on February.
Dissertations

Public defence in the field of Radio Engineering M. Sc. (Tech.) Jianfang Zheng

Title of the thesis is “Millimeter-Wave Antennas on Flexible Substrate: Roll-to-Roll Reverse-Offset Printing and Probe Station-Based Characterization”
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Lectures and seminars

Thought Leader's Talk by Kirsi Piha

Join us for this Thought Leader’s Talk by Kirsi Piha to hear the intense growth story of Ellun Kanat - what worked, what didn’t and what happens tomorrow.

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 two separate units.

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.

Soundproofed wall in an anechoic chamber at the Aalto University Acoustic Lab Facilities

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

Micronova

Micronova is Finland's national research infrastructure for micro- and nanotechnology, jointly run by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Aalto University.

Micronova cleanroom kuva: Aino Huovio

New technology revolutionises the way we look at the universe – donate towards a new receiver at Metsähovi

This year we got a picture of a black hole 26 000 light years away! But would it be possible to see even more and see even further?

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Key figures

Number of Aalto ELEC professors has risen 69 % since 2010

Since 2010 the amount of our professors has risen from 35 to 59 professors (+69%).

The number of staff at Aalto ELEC is 500

Our personnel consists of 500 people.

Number of students at Aalto ELEC is 1700

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).

The number of Master's degrees at Aalto ELEC in 2018 was 216

216 Master’s degrees in 2018.

Aalto University / Number of Bachelor's degrees at Aalto ELEC was 186 in 2018

186 Bachelor’s degrees in 2018.

Our people

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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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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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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Aalto University / man sitting on a motorcycle / Muhammad Ziaur Rehman

Alumnus Muhammad Ziaur Rehman: ‘No matter what you’re dreaming about, Aalto is a great place to start’

Muhammad Ziaur Rehman graduated from the Master’s Programme in Automation and Electrical Engineering.

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Aalto University / First year master’s student Oskari Lehtonen / photo: Linda Koskinen

In the Bachelor’s Programme in Bioinformation Technology, the best thing is getting to solve study tasks together

The broad range of courses offered and the free movement between the different schools enabled Oskari Lehtonen to go deep into the topics that interested him.

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Aalto University / Janne Viskari / photo: Linda Koskinen

IT Influencer of the year Janne Viskari: ‘Master’s Degree in Technology prepares you for virtually any work’

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and Communications Janne Viskari realised during his studies that he was more interested in the coordination of matters rather than in-depth expert work.

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ELEC vuoden alumni kirsi karlamaa, traficom kuva: Annamari Tolonen

Alumna of the Year Kirsi Karlamaa: ‘If you want to change society, study electrical engineering’

The School of Electrical Engineering Alumna of the Year 2019 is Kirsi Karlamaa, Director-General of Traficom.

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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.

Alumni

Let's do it together

As our partner, you will have an opportunity to contribute to the establishment of a new working culture and unique concentration of research, development and innovation.

School of Electrical Engineering
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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

Get in contact with our management and experts and find the School of Electrical Engineering locations. We operate on Otaniemi campus.

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Maarintie 8 at Aalto University campus

Where to find us

Maarintie 8

Maarintie 8, Espoo

Maarintie 8

Micronova

Address: Tietotie 3
Mon–Fri 8.00–16.30

Micronova cleanroom kuva: Aino Huovio

A Grid

Address: Otakaari 5
Open for members 24/7.

A Grid

Computer Science building

Address: Konemiehentie 2, Espoo.
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 7.45 - 20.00 Fri 7.45-18.00 and Sat 11.00-18.00.

The Computer Science building / Tietotekniikan talo 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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