School of Science

Research & partnerships

The School of Science has world-class facilities, infrastructures and people. Find out more about our resources, and about how corporations & alumni can collaborate with us.
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Our Research

As a school we host and support cutting-edge research institutions and infrastructures. We also take part across the range of platforms at Aalto, with researchers from each of our departments taking part. You can learn more about them below.

Kvanttibitit. Kuva: Jan Goetz.

OtaNano

OtaNano is a national research infrastructure (RI) focusing on competitive research in nanoscience and -technology, and in quantum technologies.

ANI

Aalto NeuroImaging (ANI) Infrastructure

ANI research infrastructure houses four functional neuroimaging modalities, navigated transcranial magnetic stimulation (nTMS) at Aalto TMS, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) at Advanced Magnetic Imaging (AMI) Centre, magnetoencephalography (MEG) at MEG Core and Aalto Behavioral Laboratory (ABL).

Quantum Explorations

Centre for Quantum Engineering, CQE

Centre for Quantum Engineering (CQE) tackles the most challenging scientific and technological questions to release the full potential of our expertise for the benefit of industry and society. Our long and successful research tradition is recognized worldwide for pioneering work, especially in condensed matter physics and nanoscale quantum electronic devices.

Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence

Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence FCAI (external link)

Nation-wide competence center for Artificial Intelligence in Finland.

HIIT

Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT (external link)

HIIT is a joint research institute of Aalto University and the University of Helsinki for basic and applied research on information technology.

HAIC

Helsinki-Aalto Institute for Cybersecurity (external link)

Strategic initiative set up by Aalto University and the University of Helsinki to ensure excellence in information security research and education.

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Aalto Brain Centre

Aalto Brain Centre (ABC) is a strategic initiative within the Aalto University School of Science. ABC relies on the strong expertise of the school's research teams in systems neuroscience, neurotechnology, signal analysis, machine learning, network analysis, brain imaging, psychology, cognitive science, clinical neuroscience, naturalistic neuroscience, physics, and engineering.

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Birch leaves. Photo: Valeria Azovskaya

FinnCERES - Flagship for boosting bioeconomy (external link)

Boosting the world’s bioeconomy by developing new bio-based materials with Aalto University and VTT, companies, and research organizations through a shared passion to create a sustainable future and a belief in innovations based on solid scientific foundations.

The LIBER Centre

The LIBER Centre will be launched via the Academy of Finland's Centre of Excellence Programme 2022-2029, as the CoE in Life Inspired Hybrid Materials. LIBER combines eight research groups working on molecular self-assembly, soft robotics, surfaces and interfaces, and computational modelling, genetic engineering of proteins, and biotechnological production of engineered biomolecules.

Aalto Networking Platform

The Aalto Networking Platform brings together research expertise across departments, supporting collaboration both inside and outside of Aalto.

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Networking at Aalto

Collaborate with us

Emmanuel Macron visits Aalto University

Collaboration

Aalto University offers numerous opportunities for collaboration and networking. How would you like to collaborate with us?

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For alumni

Nearly 45 000 alumni from 80 countries are already members of the Aalto University alumni network. Our alumni are all who have graduated from Aalto University as well as all our exchange students. You can join the alumni network already as a student – a warm welcome!

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