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Schools – correct use of names

An aerial view of the Aalto University campus at sunset/ Photo by Mika Huisman
Aalto University campus / Photo by Mika Huisman

The Aalto University schools are the School of Arts, Design and Architecture, School of Business, School of Chemical Engineering, School of Electrical Engineering, School of Engineering, and School of Science.

In logos, addresses, on letterheads, and in signatures, the names are written as follows:

Finnish

Swedish

English

Aalto-yliopisto
Insinööritieteiden korkeakoulu

Aalto-universitetet
Högskolan för ingenjörsvetenskaper

Aalto University
School of Engineering

Aalto-yliopisto
Kauppakorkeakoulu

Aalto-universitetet
Handelshögskolan

Aalto University
School of Business

Aalto-yliopisto
Kemian tekniikan korkeakoulu

Aalto-universitetet
Högskolan för kemiteknik

Aalto University
School of Chemical Engineering

Aalto-yliopisto
Perustieteiden korkeakoulu

Aalto-universitetet
Högskolan för teknikvetenskaper

Aalto University
School of Science

Aalto-yliopisto
Sähkötekniikan korkeakoulu

Aalto-universitetet
Högskolan för elektroteknik

Aalto University
School of Electrical Engineering

Aalto-yliopisto
Taiteiden ja suunnittelun korkeakoulu

Aalto-universitetet
Högskolan för konst, design och arkitektur

Aalto University
School of Arts, Design and Architecture

If the full name has already been mentioned once, it is possible to use only the school name: School of Arts, Design and Architecture, School of Chemical Engineering, School of Business, School of Electrical Engineering, School of Engineering and School of Science. When the name is mentioned for the first time, it should be written in full.

In English

When the name of the unit is included as a title or as a listed item, the article "the" is typically omitted.

Aalto University School of Engineering Aalto University School of Business Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture Aalto University School of Science

In Swedish

Aalto-universitetets högskola för ingenjörsvetenskaper, => Högskolan för ingenjörsvetenskaper Aalto-universitetets handelshögskola => Handelshögskolan Aalto-universitetets högskola för konst, design och arkitektur => Högskolan för konst, design och arkitektur

In Swedish you may use the expression Handelshögskolan vid Aalto-universitetet, Högskolan för  konst, design och arkitektur vid Aalto-universitetet.

In Finnish

Aalto-yliopiston insinööritieteiden korkeakoulu => Insinööritieteiden korkeakoulu Aalto-yliopiston kauppakorkeakoulu => Kauppakorkeakoulu Aalto-yliopiston taiteiden ja suunnittelun korkeakoulu => Taiteiden ja suunnittelun korkeakoulu

In a sentence, the article “the” is used and it is written in lower case unless it starts the sentence. As a rule, the article “the” is used whenever the English-language name of Aalto University is followed by a name of a unit, such a school or department.

The Aalto University School of Business =>  the School of Business The Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture  => the School of Arts, Design and Architecture The Aalto University School of Engineering => the School of Engineering The Aalto University School of Science => the School of Science

Aalto University units

The Aalto University units, such as Factories, when followed by the name Aalto University, are written as follows:

English

Finnish

Swedish

Aalto University
Design Factory

Aalto-yliopisto
Design Factory

Aalto-universitetet
Design Factory

Aalto University
Media Factory

Aalto-yliopisto
Media Factory

Aalto-universitetet
Media Factory

Aalto University
Service Factory

Aalto-yliopisto
Service Factory

Aalto-universitetet
Service Factory

In text

The Aalto University Design Factory Aalto-universitetets Design Factory Aalto-yliopiston Design Factory

Units within the Aalto University Schools

Department of … Institutionen för … Laitos …

In English: In sentences, ‘the’ is written in lower case.

The departments and other units of Aalto University schools are, when following the name Aalto University in a logo, written on a separate line.

In English and Swedish the Aalto University and the name of the school are written before the university units when possible and in Finnish the same practice always.

The department names are written in upper case in English but in Swedish and Finnish in lower case.

Examples

In English

The Department of Biomedical Engineering and Computational Science at the Aalto University School of Science Department of Biomedical Engineering and Computational Science at Aalto University Aalto University Department of Biomedical Engineering and Computational Science  *

In a sentence, both alternatives are preceded by the article ‘the’ written in lower case. In the above case, it is not possible to write all the different unit names one after the other, because it complicates reading. "The Aalto University School of Chemical Engineering of…"

In Swedish

Institutionen för medicinsk teknik och beräkningsvetenskap vid Aalto-universitetets högskola för teknikvetenskaper Institutionen för medicinsk teknik och beräkningsvetenskap vid Aalto-universitetet

In Finnish Aalto-yliopiston perustieteiden korkeakoulun lääketieteellisen tekniikan ja laskennallisen tieteen laitos Aalto-yliopiston lääketieteellisen tekniikan ja laskennallisen tieteen laitos

Abbreviations used at Aalto University

The abbreviation of the Aalto University is Aalto. It always has to be used in the official contexts as for instance in EU applications, databases and it is also used in internal communication (Inside). The acronyms for the Aalto University schools are:

ACRONYM

 

Aalto ARTS

Aalto ENG

Aalto CHEM

Aalto ELEC

Aalto BIZ

Aalto SCI

How and where you may use abbreviations

The acronyms of the schools are the same in all languages. In this connection the abbreviation of the Aalto University is Aalto and it is always written before the acronym. In the abbreviation, Aalto is always written in normal typeface and the acronym using capitals. The abbreviations of the schools are not allowed to use on its own; they must always be used together with the word Aalto.

The acronyms of the schools are used, for instance, in domains, web pages, PowerPoint shows, brochures, databases (primarily Aalto), spoken language etc. In texts, the whole name, Aalto University School of XXX, has to be mentioned first and then the acronym, if necessary.

Aalto University Libraries

Aalto University Library Aalto-universitetets bibliotek Aalto-yliopiston kirjasto

Names of the campus libraries Aalto University Library, Arabia Aalto-universitetets bibliotek, Arabia Aalto-yliopiston kirjasto, Arabia

Aalto University Library, Otaniemi Aalto-universitetets bibliotek, Otnäs Aalto-yliopiston kirjasto, Otaniemi

Aalto University Library, Töölö Aalto-universitetets bibliotek, Tölö Aalto-yliopiston kirjasto, Töölö

Publications

To ensure that Aalto University publications are found correctly in databases, all scientific publications should be titled so that they start with either Aalto University, Aalto-yliopisto or Aalto-universitetet.

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