See Aalto University Information about coronavirus.
Returning from an epidemic area, please follow the instructions on aalto.fi.
Remote connection to Aalto's network - VPN
Aalto employees can connect their devices remotely to University’s internal network by the means of the Aalto VPN service. This helps, for example, to use internal IT resources like you were present in the campus.
Virtual Windows or Ubuntu - VDI
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) offers virtual Windows 10 and Ubuntu desktops that are located inside Aalto’s network. Using a virtual desktop is similar as using a physical one. You just need to connect to the desktop over internet via a browser.
- VDI service is located at vdi.aalto.fi. Use your Aalto account to log in.
- List of softwares available at VDI can be checked from Aalto wiki > search for "VDI"
Software’s during corona outbreak
Aalto IT provides staff members and students with application licenses that can be installed on personal computers or use remotely. Always use your Aalto workstation when there is not an urgent need to use a personally owned computer.
Work tools and equipment
It is allowed to take necessary tools from the campus to home if their value do not exceed 1000 euros. See Aalto’s instructions how to loan items from the campus at page
Collaboration tools enable collaboration and data sharing within groups, as well as publishing data to internet. All the services mentioned below can be accessed with Aalto username and password.
Aalto Science-IT resources are available normally. Remote and data access from personal computers is described in the documentation. Support is provided online only.
Security of remote working
Aalto Cyber Security maintains a collection of top-10 tips on various information security topics. These top-10 collections are intended to help people to take control of their privacy and security while using often very complex and ever-changing technologies. Please check especially Top-10 work from home and travelling tips.
Do not hesitate to contact us in any IT security related questions or in case of incident [email protected]
Remote access to Aalto storage services
Your data in Aalto network storage (home, work or teamwork) is accessible remotely through VPN. You can download VPN software to your personal device.
Good alternative for non-confidential data are the Aalto cloud storage services: OneDrive for Business, Google Drive and Dropbox.
We recommend research groups to have a shared network folder for storing research data. Data stored only in individual devices, external drives or personal folders can be difficult to access and share remotely.