The research at our school focuses on advanced energy solutions, condensed matter and materials physics; creation and transformation of technology based business; data science and artificial intelligence; health technology; neuroscience; and software engineering. Get to know more information about us below, including information on joining us to research and study.

Doctoral education pilot

Henkilö tekemässä kokeellista tutkimusta.

Aalto granted 178 positions in doctoral education pilot

Most of the positions are in Finnish flagship programme areas

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New Finnish doctoral program in AI launching in 2024

A national consortium across 10 universities will educate 100 new PhDs in artificial intelligence research.

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Interesting reads

Jukka Pekola, kuva: Riitta Supperi, Suomen Kulttuurirahasto

Jukka Pekola receives Finnish Cultural Foundation award – ‘Quantum is of interest way beyond scientists or the science fiction world’

Professor Jukka Pekola receives the Finnish Cultural Foundation's award for his long-term contributions to quantum technology research and to solving challenges facing humanity.

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Siavash Khajavi

Siavash Khajavi appointed as Assistant Professor in Operations Management

Siavash Khajavi starts in his new position on 15 February 2024.

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Mikko Alava ja kolme muuta tutkimusryhmän jäsentä kuvattuna teknisen laitteen äärellä.

Significant grants for science from the Finnish Cultural Foundation

A total of thirty individuals and research groups from Aalto University received grants from the Finnish Cultural Foundation for science and art. Professors Harri Lipsanen and Zhipei Sun and their team, were awarded a large grant to develop electronic components mimicking the structure and function of the human brain. Among the grantees is also Professor Mikko Alava, whose team is developing water-resistant foams as substitutes for plastic using AI-based methods.

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A group of 23 pose for a picture outside on a green hill with buildings in the background.

Groundbreaking QRC-4-ESP project launched

Project aims to develop first quantum reservoir computing systems
with superconducting qubits and silicon carbide defect qubits

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Latest news

Quantum Explorations. Photo: Mikko Raskinen.
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Provide feedback on defects in the assessment practices of scientific journals

Publication Forum collects experiences of defects in the quality assessment practices of scientific journals by all publishers. Feedback given by March 25, 2024, will be included in the spring evaluation, but feedback can also be provided later.
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Open Science and Research Summer Conference 2024 will be hosted by Aalto University

Aalto University is co-organising the Open Science and Research Summer Conference 2024 with the National Coordination of Open Science and Research, and VTT.
Jukka Pekola, kuva: Riitta Supperi, Suomen Kulttuurirahasto
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Jukka Pekola receives Finnish Cultural Foundation award – ‘Quantum is of interest way beyond scientists or the science fiction world’

Professor Jukka Pekola receives the Finnish Cultural Foundation's award for his long-term contributions to quantum technology research and to solving challenges facing humanity.
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New quantum entangled material could pave way for ultrathin quantum technologies

Researchers reveal the microscopic nature of the quantum entangled state of a new monolayer van der Waals material

What's on?

Upcoming events at the school

ABC Seminar -  Joonas Autio - March 4th
Lectures and seminars

ABC Seminar: Advancements in High-Resolution Comparative Neuroimaging - Unveiling Cortical Organization in Macaque Monkeys

This time, Joonas Autio (Brain Connectomics Imaging Lab, RIKEN-BDR, Japan) will delve into methodological and conceptual advancements contributing to the improvement of noninvasive MRI measures in macaque monkeys and humans.
Ask a Data Agent Weekly RDM Support Hour 1 - 2 PM on Zoom
For Aalto community Support for teams, Training to support research

Aalto Data Agents weekly zoom support hour

A weekly zoom room to come and ask us anything about research data and open science: data management, data storage, data analysis, data sharing, reproducibility, responsible conduct of research, data privacy, ethics.
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Lectures and seminars

Miten tekoäly muuttaa työtä?

University of Helsinki and Aalto University have invited Sasu Tarkoma, Mona Mannevuo and Tero Ojanperä to discuss how AI is changing work.
Strategy key visuals visualising the university key areas, namely research, education, impact, illustration by Anna Muchenikova
For Aalto community Other

‘This is Aalto’ community event 7 March – Year 2023 in figures and stories

Welcome to a community event open to all Aaltonians, and hear about the achievements of 2023. The event will be hosted by President Ilkka Niemelä.

Student stories

A dire need for experts in mathematics and analytical reasoning opened a world of possibilities for Matilde Costa

A fascinating course offering, the opportunity for paid summer internships, and high-quality education. Aalto University’s Mathematics and Operations Research programme was the right choice for Matilde Costa, who has a passion for algebra and number theory.

Matilde Costa at the learning centre

"It is a privilege to have this much freedom of choice” – master's programme opened up top-notch research opportunities and career paths from electronics to machine learning

Appealing opportunities for interesting summer jobs and the prospect of conducting a thesis in a preferred subject drew Evren Korkmazgil to enroll in the Engineering Physics master's programme at Aalto University.

Evren

Information networks brought Ruusu Kukkurainen and Ida Koponen together – podcast hosts talk openly about highs and lows of student life

Ida Koponen and Ruusu Kukkurainen host a podcast in which they share their experiences as university students.

Pulpetissa-podcast

Master's student Anna Huttunen: ‘Listening to others can help you listen to yourself’

Anna Huttunen, a multi-year student tutor and current wellbeing ambassador, shares her thoughts on student wellbeing and how it could be improved.

Anna Huttunen

Emil Stråka: It’s interesting to see physicists and chemists complement each other’s expertise

'It’s interesting to see how physicists and chemists can be looking at the same system, and yet arrive at very different conclusions, questions, and results. In LIBER Center of Excellence, you can see the expertise from different disciplines.'

Emil Stråka, photo by Linda Lehtovirta.

Leila Arstila: As a recent graduate, I have a whole world ahead of me

'We could learn to listen to ourselves and be kinder to ourselves. After burning out, it's really hard to climb back up. It would be easier to stop before the fall.'

Leila Arstila, photo by Linda Lehtovirta

Advanced Energy Technologies student Ilja Stanovohh: My future profession probably does not exist yet

It was his interest in nuclear physics that led Ilja Stanovohh to choose the Advanced Energy Technologies major.

Ilja Stanovohh
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Management of School of Science

Information about the management and administration of the School of Science.

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