Social life and recreation

Having social networks helps you feel at home! Aalto University organises many events and other possibilities for international staff and their families to meet and mingle and thus hopefully settle in smoothly: Aalto Club- trips and Experiencing Finland- events have become popular due to their casual and relaxed form. In addition, we have collected additional external tips and links for you to find the most suitable way to socialise and to find nice things to do.
  Selected Aalto events for 2021 For whom
Cancelled Aalto Club Win…Winter  (Skating)
Family outdoor winter event (weather and corona depending)
(International) employees and families of Aalto and University of Helsinki
11 February Experiencing Finland Coffee break 14:00-14.30 (Casual coffee break) International employees of Aalto University
16 March Experiencing Finland
Learn about the Finnish culture and traditions (ZOOM-online)
International employees and families
(Aalto University and University of Helsinki)
31 March Kick off event for HEI LIFE spouse network Spouses of the international employees
15 April Lost in Taxation? Tax info webinar International Employees
Cancelled Aalto Club Culture: Alvar Aalto Employees
26 April Looking for work in Finland? Teams webinar by TEK Employees and family members
Cancelled Aalto Club City: Porvoo Employees and families
Sep Opening of the Academic year 2021-2022 Online Employees and students
tbc Aalto 10km & 5km- sports event Employees, Students and Alumni
tbc CV, Cover letter and skills. Teams webinar by TEK  (International) Employees and spouses
tbc Aalto Club Nature trip to Nuuksio (International) Employees
tbc Experiencing Finland
Learn about the Finnish culture and traditions
International employees and families
(Aalto University and University of Helsinki)
tbc Aalto Club visit to Parliament International employees
tbc Aalto President's Independece Day Reception International employees

Feeling at home at Aalto University

Do you want to feel at home and

  •  participate to nice and relaxed trips and events?
  •  have new acquaintances, friends and networks?
  •  … just meet and mingle?

In addition to some casual events organized at the departments and schools we organise several events which gathers staff members all over the Aalto University and sometimes also from other organizations as well. These informal and relaxed events includes e.g. Aalto Club activities and Experiencing Finland- events. The registration to the events is done mainly on the Events pages at, as the event is published there. More information on the events, see below.

See also

Human Resource (HR) services contact details

Contact details to Human Resources (HR) services for Joint University services as well as for HR units at Schools and Departments.

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International mobility of our staff index

International mobility of our staff index

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For families and spouses

Moving to Finland? Here you can learn more about practicalities.

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Moving to Finland

On this page you find information on practical issues concerning moving to Finland, such as about social security, taxation and opening a bank account.

In Finland

HEI LIFE Spouse Network for Greater Helsinki

HEI LIFE Spouse Network hopes to bring together spouses of employees in higher education institutions in the greater Helsinki area for collaboration, peer support and networking. Everyone belonging to the focus group is most warmly welcome to join the network!

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