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The magnetic properties of a material can affect how it interacts with light.

A new optical metamaterial makes true one-way glass possible

Researchers have discovered how to make a new optical metamaterial that would underpin a variety of new technologies.

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Guide dog Niksi: It's always amazing and fun to come to campus

'As difficult as it is, we can't say hello when I'm wearing my guide dog harness. I'm responsible for moving safely, and it's really important to focus on that. I do try to catch people’s eyes every now and then, but it's not something you should respond to.'

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Aalto granted 178 positions in doctoral education pilot

Most of the positions are in Finnish flagship programme areas

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Find more current news and interesting events on the News and events page.

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Open screenings for the Radical Creatives documentary

What is radical creativity? How do uncertain and seemingly impossible projects move forward? Welcome to the screenings of the documentary directed by Emilia Hernesniemi.

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Finnish work life culture seminar 4 March, 2024

Daniel Valtakari from Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland (TEK) is giving an opportunity to discuss Finnish work life culture. Daniel will provide you useful tips covering many areas of the working environment in Finland.

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Mekatroniikan Sirkus

Mechatronic Circus 2024

The sure sign of spring, the Mechatronic Circus, is here again. On Thursday 11.4.2024 you can learn about smart devices built by students, participate in mini-lectures (in Finnish) and demonstration tours, and get information about the programmes and how to apply.

As a part of Circus, we also have the mechatronics research Demo Day. Demo Day is a concept where researchers will present the latest research developments and results on funded research projects.

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Shaping a sustainable future

From clean energy to more sustainable food production – Aaltonians create solutions that enable well-being within the planetary boundaries.

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Changes to animal feed could supply food for one billion people

Livestock and fish could be fed more agricultural by-products, freeing up food for people

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The world’s lightest revolution

Green hydrogen promises to turn Europe into an energy heavyweight, make traffic emission-free and replace carbon in steel manufacturing. But can it actually deliver – and how?

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The path of least resistance

Antimicrobial resistance is causing a silent, stealthy pandemic – and the pipeline of new antibiotics is dwindling. The good news is that researchers are turning to other ways to fight bacteria, by targeting the very weapons they deploy during an infection.

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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

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.

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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

We strive for better business and better society. We excel in education and research with a multidisciplinary approach and in collaboration with our partners.

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School of Chemical Engineering

We combine natural sciences and engineering in a unique way.

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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

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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

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Explore Aalto University’s campus from anywhere in the world! Our digital guides introduce you to our learning facilities, laboratories, workshops, service spots and outdoor spaces. Experience the tour on desktop, mobile or with VR headset.

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Studies and courses open to all

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Lifewide Learning

Aalto University Lifewide Learning helps you develop your skills in an ever-changing environment.

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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 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.

Information on Ukraine

Ukraine war

On this page, we will gather information on how Russia's invasion of Ukraine affects Aalto University’s operations. We will update the contents regularly.

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Ukraine war - Frequently asked questions

On this page you find answers to commonly asked questions related to the effects the war in Ukraine has on Aalto University.

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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.

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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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Join us in building a sustainable future! Together we can solve some of the toughest problems of our time.