We shape a sustainable future

At Aalto University, we help solve grand challenges in and across our key areas. Find out how we do it!

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The highly competed ERC Advanced Grant, awarded to leading top researchers, is the third ERC grant won by Professor Mika A. Sillanpää. In 2009, he received the ERC Starting Grant targeted at talented young researchers and, in 2013, he was awarded the ERC Consolidator Grant intended for top researchers establishing their careers. Picture: Aalto University.
Press releases Published:

Physicist Mika A. Sillanpää wins a multi-million euro research grant to support work reconciling quantum mechanics and general relativity

The team is trying to solve a hundred-year-old mystery of physics with the help of small gold spheres and extremely low temperatures. The observation of tiny gravitational forces between vibrating spheres may solve the mystery.
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Cooperation, Studies Published:

Welcome to the first ever miniature film festival on Instagram!

You have been invited to the premiere. The @aaltoarts Instagram account will feature seven short films from April 26th to May 1st.
The ultrasonic needle, which is a regular medical needle with a metal attachement connected to a large box on the side of the syringe
Press releases Published:

21st century medical needles for high-tech cancer diagnostics

Modern medicine needs better quality samples than traditional biopsy needles can provide, ultrasonically oscillating needles can improve treatment and reduce discomfort
Opiskelijoita pyöräilemässä kampuksella.
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Aalto University's image ranks number one among persons under 25

According to a survey conducted by Taloustutkimus, Aalto is also the best-known university in Finland and its degrees are valued by the labour market.
Verkkolähetystä varten valmisteltu tila Oppimiskeskuksessa.
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President of the republic to discuss international economy with Aalto students

President Sauli Niinistö visits Aalto University campus as part of the Kultaranta Talks.
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Aalto Magazine, Research & Art Published:

Quantum literacy for all

What do computers, cell phones and GPS navigation have in common? And what about digital cameras, solar panels and fibre optics? The answer is that the functioning of these devices is based on quantum phenomena.

Aalto University

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We build a sustainable future by creating novel solutions to major global challenges. We value responsibility, courage, and collaboration.

Naisopiskelija kävelee luonnossa.

Study at Aalto

Do you want to study in the Nordics in Finland? At Aalto University science and art meet technology and business. We believe in the power of curiosity and encourage our students to explore the unknown as well as to learn and do things in a whole new way.

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Open positions

Looking for a job at Aalto University? See our open positions.

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Contact information

Contact information e.g. for the registry office, admission services, as well as bank and invoicing details.

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Schools

Scientific research and artistic activities are carried out at six schools and their departments and units.

School of Arts, Design and Architecture

The School of Arts, Design and Architecture is one of the most prestigious universities in its fields. We educate our students to create imaginative, collaborative, compassionate and unconventional approaches to the most pressing challenges of today.

Students riding bikes in front of the Aalto University Väre building, photo by Unto Rautio

School of Engineering

Research, education and new solutions in the fields of mechanical engineering, civil engineering and built environment.

Aalto Ice Tank / photo by Juha Juvonen

School of Business

At the School of Business we strive for better business and better society. We excel in education and research with a multidisciplinary approach and in collaboration with our partners.

Ekonominaukio 1 staircase to 1st floor. Photo by Unto Rautio.

School of Chemical Engineering

At the School of Chemical Engineering, we combine natural sciences and engineering in a unique way.

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School of Electrical Engineering

At the School of Electrical Engineering, we are experts in systems science developing integrated solutions from care of the elderly to space robotics.

laboratory facilities in microwave engineering major

School of Science

Science for tomorrow’s technology, innovations and businesses

Artistic depiction of a bright light in space / made by Ray Scipak

Find information related to coronavirus

Aalto helps

Our society faces a huge challenge caused by the global coronavirus pandemic. As Aalto community, we will do our utmost to help in the midst of the crisis. On this page, we are gathering information about initiatives and projects related to the coronavirus pandemic that are currently underway at Aalto University.

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Information on coronavirus

Information on the effects of coronavirus on activities at Aalto University.

Laboratoriossa käytössä oleva koeputkiteline.

Aalto's experts in questions related to coronavirus

Aalto University provides expert and research knowledge about the corona virus pandemic. Please note the coronavirus situation is monitored and assessed by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, THL.

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Support the battle against the coronavirus

Our society faces a huge challenge caused by the global coronavirus pandemic. As the Aalto community, we will do our utmost to help in the midst of the crisis. You can donate to support the battle against the corona pandemic.

Aalto University Health Platform - Mikko Raskinen

Find recent news related to coronavirus

Photo: Tuukka Mattlar.
Incidents, Studies Published:

Pinja Helasuo, preparing for Wappu: We are in this together

According to physics student Pinja Helasuo, the most challenging thing in daily life during COVID-19 has been tolerating spending all the time in the same room. The Guild of Physics and Helasuo’s closest friends and family have helped her cope. Helasuo was also involved in launching the WappuApu fundraising campaign to prevent student loneliness.
Economicum
Research & Art Published:

Financial support to companies should move towards indirect support

Business support can be divided into two categories: direct (gratuitous) support and support that must be paid back.
Photo of crop by Tim Mossholder from Pexels
Press releases, Research & Art Published:

Food export restrictions by a few countries could skyrocket global food crop prices

Global shocks such as COVID-19 call for improved political decisions and accountability to secure food for everyone
MDF lattice
Studies Published:

Universities preparing to organise entrance examinations on campuses

Applicants will be informed of how the entrance examinations will be carried out by 16 March.

Read about our research and donate

At Aalto University, we create the conditions needed for innovation, economic growth, employment and wellbeing. A donation to Aalto University is a donation for strong, internationally successful Finland.

Sensual Mathematics Exhibition. Photo by Henri Vogt.

Research & Art

Our research focuses on seven key areas combining four core competences in the fields of ICT, materials, arts, design and business together with three grand challenges related to energy, living environment, and health.

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Give for the future

The world needs new and revolutionary ideas, solutions, entrepreneurship, work and new kind of leadership. These will not come about by themselves. A donation to Aalto University is a donation for strong, internationally successful Finland.

Studies and courses open to all

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Lifewide Learning

This website is dedicated to Aalto University’s lifewide learning solutions.

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Aalto University Open University

Open University courses are open to everyone regardless of background or age. Open University offers individual courses in Business, Technology, Languages, and Art and Design. Students are admitted to individual courses in the order of registration.

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Aalto University Summer School

Aalto University Summer School offers high quality academic summer courses and programs at Aalto University.