We aim to change the world for the better

We Are The School of Science. Through our internationally-acclaimed high-level research we aim to make a significant impact on society.

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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.

Meet our students

An Cong

Information Networks student An Cong encourages women to choose tech: 'Come to Aalto campus and see for yourself why this is a wonderful place to study'

When Cong was still in high school, she contemplated becoming a doctor or getting a business degree. During her senior year she made up her mind to study technology at Aalto University. She confirms that it was a marvellous decision.

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Sami Nieminen

'In our field, it would require quite a bit of effort to graduate unemployed'

Sami Nieminen graduated as a Master of Science in Technology in the summer of 2022, majoring in human-computer interaction.

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Vivian Phan leaning on a grey wall

“Have the tenacity and believe in your progress" – Studying quantum, the field of the future, now

Vivian Phan is a recent BSc graduate of Aalto University’s Quantum Technology studies and currently working as part of the Micro and Quantum Systems research group. She shares what it’s like to build a career in a field that’s new and will most likely have its biggest impact years or decades from now.

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Leila Arstila solving an escape game challenge together with Santtu Sievänen. Veeti Ojanperä helped to find the solution. Copyright: David Bohmann

Meeting Linda Liukas encouraged Leila Arstila to switch to computer science - now she represented Finland in a cybersecurity competition in Austria

Leila Arstila, a Master's student at the Department of Computer Science, took part in the European Cyber Security Challenge (ECSC) in Austria 13-16 September. ECSC is an initiative by the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) and aims at enhancing cybersecurity talent across Europe.

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Pinja Helasuo, preparing for Wappu: We are in this together

According to physics student Pinja Helasuo, the most challenging thing in daily life during COVID-19 has been tolerating spending all the time in the same room. The Guild of Physics and Helasuo’s closest friends and family have helped her cope. Helasuo was also involved in launching the WappuApu fundraising campaign to prevent student loneliness.

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Napping pods and energy saving - welcome to participate!

Wellbeing on a Sustainable Campus event brings together campus main themes in sustainability, energy saving, and also all campus users wellbeing.
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Stay up to date on research-based information, events and services on wellbeing and inclusion at Aalto University by following @aaltowellbeing on Instagram, Facebook and TikTok.
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Aalto University ranks among the top 50 globally for international outlook

Times Higher Education lists Aalto 47th in the world and 3rd in the Nordics
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Upcoming events at the school

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Public defence in Engineering Physics, M.Sc. Seyed Arsalan Hashemi Petrudi

Title of the doctoral thesis: Modeling Raman and Photoluminescence Spectra of Defective Materials
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Academic events, Lectures and seminars

Tenured Professors’ Installation Talks 30.1.2023

Aalto University celebrates its tenured professors with popular talks by the new tenure track professors of Associate or Full level.
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Academic events

The KOTAMO report: Equality, non-discrimination and diversity among teaching and research staff in higher education institutions - Making Waves 2/Feb/2023 14:00

Join us for our next Making Waves event on 2/Feb/2023 14:00: Senior Expert Julia Jousilahti (Demos Helsinki) will talk about the KOTAMO report commissioned by the Ministry of Education and Culture: Equality, non-discrimination and diversity among teaching and research staff in higher education institutions.
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Lectures and seminars

Creative Technologies

The series of seminars focusing on creative technologies started in Autumn 2022 at Aalto University.

Meet the School

Psyched up for computer science

How can we align technology with the way we think about, feel, and understand the world? Robin Welsch is a psychologist-turned-computer scientist on a quest to find an answer.

Assistant Professor Robin Welsch sitting on a sofa against a green backdrop

Making AI fun at Aalto Family Day

CEST group hosted an interactive AI-inspired display at the recent Aalto Family Day

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Professor Matilda Backholm: Between the micro and the macro

Driven by curiosity, new Department of Applied Physics professor Matilda Backholm studies the physics of the mesoscale.

Professor Matilda Backholm facing the camera

Lasers, ice cream and a very large microscope: “Bring your child to work day” at the Department of Applied Physics

Three children spent a day at the Physics Department exploring lasers, making ice cream and taking a peek at large infrastructure on “Bring your child to work day”

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Inka Lehtimäki awarded best Master’s thesis in engineering and architecture

Aalto University graduate Inka Lehtimäki has been awarded the best Master's thesis award by tech trade unions TEK and TFiF.

Aalto University's master's degree student Inka Lehtimäki.

Inkjet printers and hydrogen dreams: Millennium Graduate Student winner Sanaz Zarabi Golkhatmi

Sanaz Zarabi employed a fabrication technique that promises to wildly increase the effectiveness of our renewable energy solutions. With it, she won first place in the Millennium Graduate Student Contest 2022.

Sanaz Zarabi in the middle of frame with hexagonal artwork behind her.
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Management of School of Science

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

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