Aalto Science school

Research for a better world

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.

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.

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School of Science researchers now involved in five Centres of Excellence

SCI researchers are partners in three new Centres of Excellence: Life-Inspired Hybrid Materials, Randomness and structures, and Virtual laboratory for molecular level atmospheric transformations.

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Niina Nurmi is tackling Zoom fatigue and hybrid work in her research

The new assistant professor of management is especially interested in the future of work and the management of virtual work, employee engagement and well-being.

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Aalto Pioneering Excellence awards given to School of Arts, Design and Architecture communications team and School of Engineering Majakka project

An Honorable Mention was given to the Aalto Thesis project of the School of Business, which focuses on the development of theses.
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Constructive interaction a key factor in remote teams seeking solutions to societal problems

When remote teams work to solve challenging and complicated problems, the abilities of individuals to verbalise thoughts and to create verbal contact with the thoughts of others get special emphasis. Teams that participate equally built interface surfaces between each other with the help of contemplative statements and open questions.
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Recording and Q&A now available from the Platform Strategy Seminar 5 October, 2021

The Aalto University seminar "How to Win with Platform Strategy" with top experts from MIT, Harvard, Aalto University, and industry took place on 5 October, 2021 both online and onsite at Aalto campus in Espoo. On this page you can find the recording of the event and Q&A.
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Covid-19 vaccines available at the Otaniemi campus on 20 October from 10 to 15

The vaccination site is open to students and personnel at the Undergraduate Centre, room Y115.

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Upcoming events at the school

Python for Scientific Computing

Python for Scientific Computing 25-28/10/2021

Hands-on learning of python for data analysis and visualization.
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Lectures and seminars

CS Special Seminar: Petter Holme "Computational Network Science and Beyond"

This talk is arranged at the Department of Computer Science.
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Critical AI & Crisis Interrogatives (CRAI-CIS) Seminar

Critical perspectives on AI and HCI.
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Lectures and seminars (recurring)

Aalto CS Theory Seminar

Weekly series of talks on a broad scope of Computer Science theory.

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Samuel Kaski receives major international funding for the development of AI methods

Aalto University Professor Samuel Kaski has been awarded the Turing AI World-Leading Researcher Fellowship to establish a new center of excellence. The funding relates to Kaski’s work at the University of Manchester, but Finnish research on modeling user intent will also benefit.

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Eveliina Peltola: Mathematics is beautiful because in it everything falls into place in a natural way

Assistant Professor Eveliina Peltola sees mathematics as a universal language that people need to get into before they can use it.

Eveliina Peltola. Photo: Lassi Savola.

Hanna Renvall: Being a professor and working in the emergency room at the same time teaches ‘what kinds of questions our research should seek to answer’

Hanna Renvall has a shared professorship at Aalto University and the Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District (HUS), she serves as Director at the BioMag laboratory and is also the Deputy Director of the Philomela choir

Hanna Renvall is the joint professor of Aalto and HUS. Photo: Ilkka Nissilä.

Physicist Mika A. Sillanpää wins a multi-million euro research grant to support work reconciling quantum mechanics and general relativity

The team is trying to solve a hundred-year-old mystery of physics with the help of small gold spheres and extremely low temperatures. The observation of tiny gravitational forces between vibrating spheres may solve the mystery.

The highly competed ERC Advanced Grant, awarded to leading top researchers, is the third ERC grant won by Professor Mika A. Sillanpää. In 2009, he received the ERC Starting Grant targeted at talented young researchers and, in 2013, he was awarded the ERC Consolidator Grant intended for top researchers establishing their careers. Picture: Aalto University.

Alumnus Kyunghyun Cho wants to support women who study data science and artificial intelligence

Kyunghyun Cho, Associate Professor at New York University and an alumnus of Aalto University School of Science, has made a significant donation of 30,000 euros to the Department of Computer Science. His donation will be distributed as scholarships to female computer science students from outside the EU.

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Nanoscience expert Olli Ikkala and team part of new flagship project on biopharmaceuticals

The Academy of Finland project brings together Finland’s front-line genetic, cellular, and nanotherapy researchers, as well as clinical actors, leading companies, and third sector players.

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School of Science: governance

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

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