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Get to know Finland and Aalto

Finland’s excellent reputation in education, combined with a wide range of courses offered in English, makes Finland and Aalto University an attractive study destination for international students.
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Regarding Finland’s high scores in international comparisons in education, Aalto University is no exception with its excellent rankings worldwide. With a unique combination of technology, design and business courses, most of them offered in English, Aalto is an excellent study choice for international students.

Boasting the largest technology hub of the Nordic countries, Finland is a world leader in information technology, business, design and many other academically centred fields. At Aalto University, you will definitely see how important technology, creativity and startup culture are for the Finnish people. We are known for our world-class engineers, tech gurus, architects, designers and artists. 

Helsinki city centre aerial picture. Photo: Jussi Hellsten / Helsinki Marketing
As a place to study, work or raise children, Finland is hard to beat. The safe environment is one reason why Finland is ranked as the Number One Country in the World, according to a study conducted by America’s Newsweek. Photo: Jussi Hellsten

Come as you are

Some think Finns are a little strange, in a good way. Yes, it's true. We host the world championships in swamp football, take a dip in icy water in the winter, are fanatics about saunas and have the most heavy metal bands per capita in the world. Finland is the home of the Moomins and Angry Birds. And Santa Claus, of course.

On the other hand, Finland is renowned for its sensibleness and practicality. We top international comparisons in education, equality, safety and quality of life. People can be trusted and everyone is taken care of.

Nature plays an essential role in the daily lives and identity of Finns – it’s never too far from your doorstep even in cities. Finns and visitors alike love the Baltic Sea, the archipelago, lakes and forests that offer the chance to hike, cross-country cycle, ski or run – and freely pick berries and mushrooms.

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Finland’s countryside is blessed with vast expanses of forest and over 180,000 picturesque lakes. Hidden amongst this beautiful natural setting you’ll find over half a million cottages. Photo: Natura Viva / Helsinki Marketing

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A Grid Wellbeing Mixer
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A Grid Wellbeing Mixer - Check the event agenda and register!

Welcome to A Grid Wellbeing Mixer! We invite you to experience a series of insightful, interactive, and inspiring sessions designed to help you take a pause from the daily working routines and rhythms and meet new and interesting people.
Otakaari 1 Kuva: Aino Huovio / Aalto-yliopisto
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Hallway doors on Otakaari 1 will be locked, use access token

Students, make sure you have an HSL card or collect an access token from Väre lobby services and register it. New access zones will take effect on the whole campus 16.11. and the access token will be needed more.
Four students are sitting around a table, looking at two computers in an atmospherically lit café.
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The application period for Digital Business Master Class spring 2022 is open

The Digital Business Master Class (DBMC) by Aalto University Summer School is organised for the seventh time in March 2022. Due to its popularity, the course is organised once every spring and again in the summer.
Räätälöity opiskelijoiden yritysprojekti PwC:lle, työryhmä
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Students reported for PwC on the impacts of new EU legislation on Finnish platform companies

A project commissioned by PwC examined the impact of regulations on the business models of platform economy operators and their capabilities to use data.
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