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.

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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.

FCAI Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence

Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence FCAI

FCAI is a nation-wide competence center for Artificial Intelligence in Finland, initiated by Aalto University, University of Helsinki, and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland.

HIIT

Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT

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 Center for Information Security HAIC

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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FinnCERES - Flagship for boosting bioeconomy

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.

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The HYBER Centre

The HYBER Centre was launched via the Academy of Finland's Centre of Excellence Programme 2014-2019, as the CoE in Molecular Engineering of Biosynthetic Hybrid Materials Research. HYBER combines research groups working on molecular self-assembly, genetic engineering of proteins, biotechnological production of engineered biomolecules, and plant cell wall materials.

What are Aalto Platforms?

Platforms facilitate transdisciplinary actions in 8 thematic areas. They bring together Aalto's expertise across departments and support networking and collaboration.

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Collaboration

Aalto University offers numerous opportunities for collaboration and networking.

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For alumni

An active and international community.

Nearly 45 000 alumni from 80 countries are already members of the Aalto University alumni network. As a member of the network, you get research news, contacts from different fields and multiple opportunities for self-development.

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!

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