University Pathway Finland (Science & Technology)

About us

Get to know the universities organising the University Pathway Finland programme!

Meet our team

Meet our Pathway teachers, administrative staff and student tutors. This information will be updated before the programme starts.


Simo Ali-Löytty is a university lecturer and Head of the Bachelor's Programme in Mathematics and Statistical Data Analysis and adjunct professor of industrial mathematics at Tampere University.  

“I am interested in mathematical modelling and solving problems in the industry using mathematical methods. Teaching maths and developing teaching are my particular interests.” 

Other mathematics teaching staff from Tampere University include Petteri Laakkonen, Markus Klemetti and Valtteri Laaksonen

Pekka Alestalo is senior university lecturer at Aalto University Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis. Other mathematics teaching staff from Aalto University include Juha-Matti Huusko and Emma-Karoliina Kurki.

Aija Elg is a university teacher of the Finnish language at Aalto University Language Centre.  

“I have specialized in teaching Finnish remotely and I have made a lot of online material for self-study. I have taught Finnish both at Aalto University and three different universities in the United States.”  

Noora Helkiö is a university teacher of the Finnish language and Written communication at Aalto University Language Centre.

“I have broad experience in teaching Finnish in different learning environments both on campus and online. I am interested in the versatile use of authentic material in teaching and fostering learners' agency and curiosity in and out of the classroom.” 

Support staff

Mari Rummukainen is the Pathway study coordinator.

Sanna Viitanen is the pathway programme manager at Aalto University. 

Student tutors

Our student tutors are international students from the progression degree programmes.

Finland's two largest universities in the area of technology

Aalto University is founded on high-quality research, education, impact, and shared values of responsibility, courage, and collaboration. At Aalto University, we are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative and sustainable future. We offer teaching and learning that is future-led and strongly emphasises collaboration with industries and society. Our highly international university is home to 12,000 students and a staff of 4,500.

Tampere University is one of the most multidisciplinary universities in Finland. Almost all internationally recognised fields of study are represented at the university. We bring together research and education in technology, health and society. Our collaboration with our partners is built on our strengths, unique combinations of scientific disciplines and applied expertise. Tampere University is a community of 21,000 students and close to 4,000 staff members.

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Aalto University students enjoying sunny weather


Aalto University performs well in international university rankings. In subject-specific rankings, we place 6th globally in art & design and are in the top 100 in several other subjects. We have gathered information on our performance in the best-known university rankings on this page.

Aalto University
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Tampere University comes 34th in a world ranking of young universities (external link)

Tampere University placed 34th in the recently announced Times Higher Education Young University Rankings for 2022. The University was up by three places on last year as the ranking listed universities that have been in operation for less than 50 years.

Aalto University students at Aalto Party during the opening of the Academic Year. Photo by Aalto University / Aino Huovio

Aalto University

Aalto University is where science and art meet technology and business. We shape a sustainable future by making research breakthroughs in and across our disciplines, sparking the game changers of tomorrow and creating novel solutions to major global challenges.

By merging three leading Finnish universities in 2010, Aalto was founded to work as a societally embedded research university. In a short space of time, we have since become a forerunner in our key areas. We are renowned for our sense of community and culture of entrepreneurship and innovation.

Aerial picture of Tampere and the city centre campus of Tampere University.

Tampere University (external link)

Tampere University offers an inspiring and diverse choice of degree programmes and brings together research expertise spanning a broad spectrum of disciplines relating to technology, health and society.

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阿尔托大学 - Aalto University in Chinese


The University Pathway Finland and the Talent Boost initiative

The University Pathway Finland (Science & Technology) is part of the Finnish government’s Talent Boost programme.

Talent Boost is a cross-administrative programme designed to attract and retain international talent and help with immigration. It aims to make Finland better known and more attractive to international talent. Other aims include harnessing the expertise of international specialists already residing in Finland to support Finnish companies' growth, internationalisation, and innovation activities.

Contact information

The University Pathway Finland team

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