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Aalto-yliopisto valittiin Suomen parhaaksi yliopistoksi QS-vertailussa.

Aalto University retains Finland’s #1 spot in QS ranking

Aalto University continued its success in the international QS World University Rankings, maintaining its position as the best university in Finland.

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Näytös24 was a celebration of creativity and personality

At the annual Aalto University Fashion Show, a total of seven prizes were awarded to fashion students' works. Innovation, high technical skills and sustainability were emphasised in the award criteria.

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Natural luxury – 3D-printed wooden crystals make fashion shine

Biomaterials and 3D-printing conjure a sparkle out of wood without harming people or the environment

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Join our many events

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

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Sustainability Science Days 2024

Finland will be the hot spot for sustainability related research, innovations, and solutions in June 2024 when Sustainability Science Days (SSD) unites with one of the world's biggest sustainability congresses – the Sustainability Research & Innovation Congress (SRI).

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Aalto Day One 3.9.2024 (external link)

Let’s start the new academic year of Aalto University together!

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Cybersecurity skills for Europeans

Learn to safely navigate in the digital world.

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Bridging the gap between science and decision making

Our experts break down what we should know about current societal trends.

Suojahansikkaisiin puetut kädet pitelevät mittalaitetta

Five things policy-makers should know about improving health care

Tweaking the healthcare system won’t help if its structure provides the wrong incentives, says Paul Lillrank. The professor emeritus of industrial economics gives his views on what’s wrong with Finland’s healthcare system and what should be done about it.

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Five things everyone needs to know about boosting the sustainable bioeconomy

Assistant Professor Luana Dessbesell explains what makes bioinnovation truly sustainable and how to avoid challenges that stalk growth entrepreneurs.

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Five things to know about university impact

When you think about the powerhouses ensuring our societal and economical success, universities may not be the first thing to pop into mind. It's clear that a university's basic function is to provide education and advance scientific research, but what else is there?

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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.

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Virtual Campus Experience

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.

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Ukraine war

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

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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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Give for the future

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