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Current

The picture shows Katariina Järvinen on Aalto University campus, holding fashionable pieces of clothes in her hands.
Studies Published:

We can transform the fashion industry by renting

Marketing Master’s student Katariina Järvinen’s company Clozeta combines two megatrends: second-hand and sharing economy.
A detail of spider silk material developed in Aalto University, image Fotoni Film & Communications
Research & Art, University Published:

Two new Centres of Excellence to Aalto University – the university is also involved in two consortia

Electromechanical Energy Conversion and Transfer and Life-Inspired Hybrid Materials were chosen as Centres of Excellence led by Aalto University
Kultaa
Research & Art Published:

Non-toxic technology extracts more gold from ore

Study shows new chloride-based process recovers 84% of gold compared to the 64% recovered with traditional methods

Apulaisprofessori Eeva Vilkkumaa. Kuva: Aalto-yliopisto / Kukka-Maria Rosenlund
Research & Art Published:

A decision analyst’s perspective on AI: With machines that make data-driven decisions, where do we need people?

Decision analysis is a field that develops analytical models for better decision-making. One interesting question is whether artificial intelligence can replace people as decision makers - and if, then under what circumstances.
Design Bits is Aalto's introductory online course to design for non-designers. Illustration: Paulo Dziobczenski
Press releases, Studies Published:

Open online design course launched for non-designers

Design Bits is an introduction course to help people everywhere become more creative problem-solvers
Portraits of Jaana Pelkonen and Heikki Sorasahi
Cooperation Published:

How to get urban economy going from linear to circular

We interviewed Jaana Pelkonen and Heikki Sorasahi to learn what they thought are the things to consider in addressing circular economy.

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.

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

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.

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Kaksi henkilöä kävelemässä kohti Kandidaattikeskusta.

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 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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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 Summer School

Aalto University Summer School offers high quality academic summer courses and programs at Aalto University.

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 to collaborate, try out new ideas and innovate together.

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