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Foresail-1-satelliitti avaruudessa
Press releases, Research & Art Published:

Towards more sustainable space research – The Foresail-1 satellite will be launched in spring 2022

Foresail-1 is the first satellite from the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Research of Sustainable Space. The Centre of Excellence is studying space conditions with the aim of developing more sustainable small satellites that do not turn into space debris.
An artistic rendition of quantum entanglement. Image: Heikka Valja
Press releases Published:

A new artificial material mimics quantum entangled rare earth compounds

By combining two-dimensional materials, researchers create a macroscopic quantum entangled state emulating rare earth compounds
Flying squirrel
Campus Published:

Aalto neighbourhood home to waterbird oasis and forest habitat for flying squirrels

The Otaniemi campus is right next to a nature conservation area. We accompanied an expert on an outing to learn what makes it unique – and what can be done about biodiversity loss.
Kasvokuva Sini Merikalliosta, hänellä on yllään tumma villapaita, jossa on raitoja. Kuva: Aleksi Poutanen.
Aalto Magazine Published:

Alumna Sini Merikallio and the makings of an astronaut

Veterinarian and former space researcher turns her gaze back to the stars.
Photo from Aalto Glass Challenge 2018, Henna Nuutinen
Press releases, Research & Art Published:

Does environmental stress drive migration?

New comprehensive analysis ranks environmental and social factors for explaining migration globally as well as in each country—and it’s more complicated than previous understanding suggests
Yksityiskohta kryostaatista. Kuva: Mikko Raskinen.
Research & Art Published:

Physicists find a new powerful method to explore phase transitions in strongly correlated quantum systems

Far-from-equilibrium dynamics of quantum many-body systems is one of the most active research areas in physics, with important connections to emerging quantum computers.

Events and networking

A Bloc Black Week 22.-28.11.
Campus

A Bloc Black Week

A Bloc goes Black 22-28 November 2021.
Christmas sales
Campus

TOKYO’s Christmas Sales

Three days and tens and tens tables full of fantastic art & design from the students and alumni of Aalto University’s School of Arts, Design and Architecture!
Sheung Yiu – Ground Truth
Exhibitions and fairs

Book launch: Ground Truth by Sheung Yiu

Ground Truth observes the evolution of visual technology in conversation with our perception and surroundings.
Unite! organises the 4th Dialogue in Barcelona hosted by the UPC.
Online event

4th Unite! Dialogue event

Every six months staff and students from the seven Unite! universities meet for a dialogue and cooperate around the various themes and activities of Unite!.

We shape a sustainable future

At Aalto, we help solve the wicked problems of the world in and across our disciplines. Here are some examples of how we do it!

Loving Environments virtual exhibition. Design: Heljä Nieminen

Loving Environments | Virtual Exhibition (external link)

More sustainable and liveable living environments.

Explore our six 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.

Students looking at a microscope smiling

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
Aalto-yliopisto / Unto Rautio

Campus - lively and thriving

Aalto University's campus in Otaniemi is a renewable and living environment for research, art, learning, entrepreneurship and housing. The campus area inspires people to collaborate, try out new ideas and innovate together.

Explore our vibrant innovation ecosystem

Explore our campus

Book a space

Virtual Campus Experience

Explore Aalto University’s campus from anywhere in the world! Our digital guides, an Aalto University student and an assistant professor, introduce you to our learning facilities, laboratories, workshops, service spots and outdoor spaces. The tour can be experienced on desktop, mobile or VR headset.

Visit the tour
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Studies and courses open to all

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Lifewide Learning (external link)

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

Wide Open Uni

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 Junior

Aalto University Junior is art, science, technology and entrepreneurship for children, young people and teachers - to support teaching, personal joy and a source of enthusiasm.

Aalto University campus in winter, photo by Anni Kääriä

Information on coronavirus

Information on the effects of coronavirus and COVID-19 on activities at Aalto University.

Aalto University

Read about our research and donate

At Aalto University, we create the conditions for innovation, economic growth, employment and wellbeing. A gift to the university is an investment in a better future.

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.

Two people with an umbrella.

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.