Designs for a Cooler Planet 2023: Invisible
Fascinating prototypes and experiments on display can transform the way we think and act. The exhibitions are free and open for everyone!
New academic year kicked off
Aalto University opened its 14th academic year on 5 September.
The latest Aalto University Magazine is out now!
The September issue asks if we would make different decisions if we could see beneath the surface and know better
Join us in supporting Ukraine’s university students
Donations help them continue their studies during the crisis
Ilkka Niemelä to the Finnish Government: Innovations and sustainable growth will be lost if immigration policies are implemented
Internationality has accelerated innovation and helped many Finnish companies from Aalto along their growth trajectories. Nearly half of Aalto University’s academic staff come from outside Finland, and Aalto students are from more than 100 countries.
Curious minds shaping a sustainable future
Our community is working to solve the challenges most consider impossible. Read how Irene Purasachit, Ranja Hautamäki and Russell Lai are building a better future for us all.
Irene Purasachit saw the floral industry’s waste problem firsthand – now she makes material for handbags from discarded blooms
Nearly half of cut flowers end up in the trash, never making their way to dinner tables or first dates
Professor of Landscape Architecture is tackling the issues of climate change mitigation and urban carbon sinks.
Aalto University’s new Assistant Professor Russell Lai is a cryptography researcher, who wants to bring the fruits of his academic work to the use of everyday citizens, without sacrificing robustness.
Join our many events
Welcome and participate in Designs for a Cooler Planet 2023 through a variety of different events, from live talk shows to webinars, workshops and guided exhibition tours.
What is it like to study at Aalto University? The hybrid Open Days event you can find out what it's really like to study in one of Aalto's English-taught programmes. Registration is now open!
Explore our six schools
Scientific research and artistic activities are carried out at six schools and their departments and units.
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.
Research, education and new solutions in the fields of mechanical engineering, civil engineering and built environment.
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.
At the School of Chemical Engineering, we combine natural sciences and engineering in a unique way.
At the School of Electrical Engineering, we are experts in systems science developing integrated solutions from care of the elderly to space robotics.
Science for tomorrow’s technology, innovations and businesses
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
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.
Studies and courses open to all
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.
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
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.
On this page you find answers to commonly asked questions related to the effects the war in Ukraine has on 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.
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.