Stian studies Electrical Power and Energy Engineering and he has extended his studies to a double degree with the Reykjavik University in Iceland.
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What studying at Aalto really looks like
A community for students from all over the world
Finnish universities are known for their vibrant student life and strong sense of community. Aalto University is no exception. Take a look at some of our international students' stories about studying at Aalto and finding their place in Finland.
International cooperation and surfing in Portugal - Miro-Markus Nikula is studying his master's in a double degree programme
Miro-Markus is studying Communications and Data Science, and he is looking forward to a year in Lisbon and has already started studying Portuguese.
Student Even Giske thinks the professionalism of the staff and teachers is the best thing at Aalto University
Even thinks that the the city, the high standard facilities at Aalto, the fantastic public transportation, and the cheap dinner in the cafeteria make the whole student experience easy and great.
International students experienced the Finnish spring and deepened their knowledge of digital business at the Aalto University Summer School’s Digital Business course in March.
Roman finds tutoring rewarding, because he has made friends from all around the world and learned to get along with people from different backgrounds
A chance to make an impact
Are you driven by the thought of making a positive impact on societal issues? If so, Aalto is the right place for you. Students at Aalto are determined to make the world a better place with design, technology and business and Aalto provides the opportunity.
Irene Purasachit saw the floral industry’s waste problem firsthand – now she makes material for handbags from discarded blooms
Nearly half of cut flowers end up in the trash, never making their way to dinner tables or first dates
A dip in the biobased liquid gives cucumbers a protective film. Innovative idea will be presented in the international BioDesign Challenge competition.
Marketing Master’s student Katariina Järvinen’s company Clozeta combines two megatrends: second-hand and sharing economy.
Fighting toxic masculinity with a podcast and the help of Visual Communication Design.
In her diploma work, Niina Arvila studied how awareness of crowdfunding and the skills it requires could be spread among entrepreneurs of small communities in poor countries. Alongside her studies, Arvila has arranged a coding club to adolescents and works as a UX Designer at technology event Slush.
'Cross-disciplinary' and 'innovation-driven' are words often spoken about Aalto but what does that actually look like? Take a look at some inspiring projects that Aalto students have been a part of during their studies.
With winning three of the four prizes awarded, Master's student in Fashion Hanna-Lotta Hanhela was the most awarded student at the Aalto University’s annual Fashion Show.
Unique career opportunities
Have you ever wondered what career paths Aalto opens up to its students? Whether you start your own business or offer your knowledge to someone else, being a student at Aalto is a guarantee for exciting job opportunities. Read and watch stories on building a career as an Aalto student below.
Mundane sounds support the characters' personality and Iivo Korhonen is the one recording them. He encourages everyone to dream big, because sometimes that may become your reality.
‘To succeed and enjoy being an entrepreneur, you need to enjoy unpredictable situations, reacting to them, and overcoming them. If the image of such an everyday life gets a smile on your face day after day, then entrepreneurship may be for you,’ thinks Atte Hujanen, the founder of the karaoke streaming service Singa.
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