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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Taiteellinen kuva panssaroidusta superhydrofobisesta pinnasta, joka kestää iskuja ja hylkii nesteitä tehokkaasti. Kuva: Juha Juvonen.
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New funding to commercialise high-tech liquid-repelling coatings

New funding to get damage-resistant, liquid-repelling surfaces out of the laboratory and onto solar panels, skis, and more
Opiskelija Otaniemen kampuksella talvimaisemassa.
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Installation Talk 2020, Jarkko Niiranen
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Professor Jarkko Niiranen on the computational mechanics of microarchitectural solids and structures

'When developing models, we spend a lot of time on mathematical physics, numerical mathematics and computer programming, but the fundamental concepts of mechanics remain the same' says Niiranen in his installation talk.
The computer game could help in the treatment of depression alongside therapy and drug treatment. Picture: Matias Palva’s research group, Aalto University.
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Researchers developing computer game to treat depression

Playing a therapeutic action game can ease symptoms in patients with depression, and improve their cognitive performance
Kuvakaappaus videolta, joka näyttää, miten virusta kantavien aerosolien pitoisuus nousee nopeasti pienessä tilassa, sillä keveät aerosolipisarat voivat jäädä leijumaan tunneiksi, jos tila on huonosti tuuletettu.
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New research shows how gatherings of people increase the risk of coronavirus exposure

The content of aerosols carrying the virus rises rapidly in a small space, as light aerosol droplets can remain afloat for hours if the space is poorly ventilated.
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Ultra-thin designer materials unlock quantum phenomena

New research, published in Nature, has measured highly sought-after Majorana quantum states

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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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Find recent news related to coronavirus

Kuvakaappaus videolta, joka näyttää, miten virusta kantavien aerosolien pitoisuus nousee nopeasti pienessä tilassa, sillä keveät aerosolipisarat voivat jäädä leijumaan tunneiksi, jos tila on huonosti tuuletettu.
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New research shows how gatherings of people increase the risk of coronavirus exposure

The content of aerosols carrying the virus rises rapidly in a small space, as light aerosol droplets can remain afloat for hours if the space is poorly ventilated.
Ihminen tekemässä työtä laboratotiossa.
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How to motivate people to comply voluntarily with necessary restrictions – 13 principles for effective COVID-19 related communication

Decision-makers and experts should support people's autonomy, competence and relatedness in their COVID-19 related communications with citizens.
Kuva: Aki-Pekka Sinikoski.
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Finns working remotely still happy and productive, though they do miss their colleagues

91% of Finnish knowledge-workers now work remotely at least 4 days a week.
Photo: KukkaMaria Rosenlund.
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Kaie Kubjas: It is important to encourage girls and young women to study mathematics

Mathematician Kaie Kubjas has done research around the world and has noticed that some places have few female professors, lecturers, or students. Now amid the coronavirus pandemic she is appealing on behalf of women, young researchers, and those with families.

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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Aalto University Open University

Open University courses are open to everyone regardless of their 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.

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Maarit Käpylä turned her childhood hobbies into a living

As a child, Maarit Käpylä was interested in the stars and coding, and now she researches the activity of the sun, which could not be done without computer science

Nainen seisoo ja katsoo sivulle hymyillen kädet puuskassa. Hänellä on päällään musta paita ja sininen huivi ja aurinko värjää taustaa vaaleaksi.

Assistant Professor Elisa Mekler: Gaming can help to cope with difficult life situations and improve one’s wellbeing

Elisa Mekler found out in her recent study that video games might help people to cope with difficult life situations, which offers a new challenge to game designers

Kun tietotekniikan laitoksen uusi apulaisprofessori Elisa Mekler teki väitöskirjaansa, pelillistämisen tutkiminen psykologisesta, teoreettisesta näkökulmasta motivaatioteorioita hyödyntäen oli uutta. "Sitä ei yksinkertaisesti tehty aikaisemmin", Mekler sanoo.