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Change the world. Enable innovations. Donate 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.

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In the below video our donors talk about why donating matters

Health and wellbeing architects create human environments shaped by technology, medicine and social sciences

Research in the field of architecture in healthcare and wellbeing brings together professionals in design and service planning, statisticians and economists, and clinicians and user representatives.

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Looks do matter! Stand out from the masses with intelligent package design.

Package design plays a major role in the business of companies. At best, it encapsulates the entire philosophy of the product and the brand; it creates expectations, and impressions of the quality of the product and brand, which often are catalysts for the first purchase.

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Why Aalto?

By donating to Aalto University you support research and work on behalf of a stronger Finland that succeeds in international competition. Aalto University generates new ideas, cutting-edge research, high-class experts, entrepreneurship, work and new kind of leadership. We need the courage to take a leap into the unknown, to learn and try new things. Aalto University wants to be a strong participant and partner in this process.

Many reasons to donate
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A pioneer in research, arts and education

Aalto University is blazing the path for the needs of today and tomorrow. By conducting groundbreaking research, creating innovative art, collaborating with our international partners, and educating game changers, we are creating new jobs, opportunities, networks, economic growth and well-being.

Our researchers represent the best in their fields. Our corporate collaboration activities have been ranked among the top in the world, and our entrepreneurial programmes have caught the world’s attention.

By donating, you can help create a better tomorrow!
 

Learning@Aalto, Oppimispalvelut, kuva Pavel Arkharov

We educate game changers. Our study programmes help shape the creators and doers of the future in a variety of fields.

Aalto students studying, photo: Aino Huovi

We provide new ways to support learning. We utilise the latest technologies and the best pedagogical practices. We invite experts from different fields to join us in teaching the skills that are needed in working life.

Department of Industrial Engineering and Management

We help enterprises and communities renew. Our leadership training is among the best in Europe. We help business experts update their knowledge with our adult education programmes.

Functional Materials major, Laboratory research

We solve the great challenges facing society. Our researchers are developing among other things more efficient energy solutions, unique new materials, and technologies that promote health.

Aerial view of the Otaniemi campus.

We have a world-class innovation campus. Our main campus will be transformed into the world's best innovation hub, where people from different fields meet to innovate and co-create.

Give your support to what matters the most

You can donate to the common Aalto Fund, to the fund of a specific field – business, arts, or technology, or you can support the education of future experts or the development of the campus area.

You can also donate to any of the following themes: ICT and the digitalisation of society, art and design, new materials and the sustainable use of natural resources, health and well-being, user-centric living environments, advanced energy solutions, or business in a changing global environment.

Did you know that donations to Aalto University are tax-deductible?

Aalto University Foundation (Aalto-korkeakoulusäätiö) operates as Aalto University (section 1, Universities Act (558/2009)), a publicly funded university within the European Economic Area referred to in the Finnish Tax Administration Guidelines for Donation Reduction in Community Tax (Lahjoitusvähennyksestä yhteisöverotuksessa). Donations made to Aalto University Foundation are tax-deductible according to Finnish Tax Administration laws.

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Aalto University in general

Aalto University is a multidisciplinary, international university built out of six schools. It is a community of bold thinkers, where science and art meet technology and business.

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Field of business and economics

Aalto University's mission both home and abroad is to respond to the constantly changing needs of business life. By donating to the field of business and economics, you help our university produce new research information and expertise that companies can use to renew their business practices.

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Field of arts and design

Combining science and art to create new perspectives and experiences. When you donate to the field of arts and design at Aalto University, you provide your support for research and education in arts and design, which focus not only on individual works but also on the design of products, services and human-centric living environments.

Aalto University, Otaniemi stories: Mervi Antila & Nathalia Mussi Weidlich, Students of Applied Arts / Photographer: Sinikoski

Fields of science and technology

Aalto University is a trailblazer when it comes to combining digitalisation with teaching and research in Finland. It creates more sustainable energy solutions and solves the most central challenges in Finland in the field of health and well-being.

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The experts of the future - Game Changers

Aalto University Game Changers – change the world! At Aalto University, we believe in the power of curiosity. We encourage our students to explore the unknown, learn and do things in completely new ways – to break boundaries together.

Game of Trains –matkan ideana oli tehdä vaihto-opiskelua tutuksi puolin ja toisin Euroopan yliopistoissa. Kuva: Game of Trains -opiskelijat

Campus development

The Otaniemi campus represents the beating heart of the Aalto community. It brings together students, researchers, teachers as well as the companies and other actors and inhabitants in the area to create new ideas, innovations and business.

Aerial view of the Otaniemi campus.

ICT and digitalisation

Digitalisation is revolutionising Finnish industry, business life and society. When it comes to digitalisation, Aalto is the leading university in Finland and among the top 1% in the world.

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Advanced energy solutions

Aalto University’s multidisciplinary expertise is being directed towards developing even more sustainable energy solutions. The key parts of this endeavour include the production, storage, transfer and use of energy.

Slag2PCC researchers at the facility.

Global business

One of Aalto University's goals is to promote the creation of business-related knowledge with the help of impactful research. Our high-quality and multidisciplinary research focuses on topics that are truly significant to society.

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Art and creative practices

Art and creative practices form an important part of the multidisciplinarity that is practiced at Aalto University. Multidisciplinary artistic activities create meanings, definitions, new applications, creativity and innovations.

Opiskelijoita työskentelemässä Design Factorylla

User-centric living environments

The comprehensive design, implementation and testing of human-centric living environments come together as a multidisciplinary collaborative project at Aalto University.

Environmental Hydraulics Lab Water_Engineering kuvaaja Mikko Raskinen

Materials and sustainable use of natural resources

Aalto university’s goal is to promote the application and development of materials research in for example the fields of technology, energy, health, design and business.

Sustainable Metals Processing laboratory

Health and wellbeing development

Promoting the research on health and wellbeing and providing technologies for the use of innovations, growth companies and business in general are at the core of what we do.

Healthtech implant molding - Mikko Raskinen
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Every donation is important to Aalto University

Every donation helps promote our groundbreaking research and educational activities. We appreciate every donor who wants to support the development of Aalto.

Your donations help strengthen the deep and long-lasting bond between Aalto University and its supporters.

Donate – become part of our network!

Do you have questions about donating?

Thank you!

Donors to Aalto University, who have given permission to publish their names on the website.

Meet our donors
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Fundraising principles and permits

The fundraising principles of Aalto University are public, transparent principles aimed for the University's existing and potential donors.

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Water management has always been important to us and therefore, we want to support the high quality research and education at Aalto.

Timo Maasilta, Operational Lead, Land and Water Technology Foundation

Donation funds a supportive doctoral school

A new, motivating and communal path towards a doctoral degree was realised thanks to a donation from the Land and Water Technology Foundation.

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Members of the Water and Development research group from the left: Pekka Kinnunen, Maija Taka, Lauri Ahopelto, Amy Fallon, Olli Varis and Venla Niva. Photo: Nita Vera.

News

Alumnit / Photo by Hanna Wikström
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Alumni are getting more involved in Aalto University’s development

A new leadership group for the alumni network gives alumni a stronger voice in the university
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Tomorrow's filmmakers supported by Suomi-Filmi Ltd. donation

Suomi-Filmi Ltd. has made a donation to Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture as part of its 100th anniversary celebration.
Kuvassa puhuu johtaja Sari Baldauf, joka oli Appetite for Excellence -tilaisuuden pääpuhuja.
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Experts of the future think about themes, not employers, when considering their careers

The future of work was discussed at the Appetite for Excellence event.
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Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence and research groups from Aalto received €1.4M funding from The Future Makers program

Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence and research groups from Aalto received €1.4M funding

Appointments

Michael Hummel ja Kristiina Kruus allekirjoittamassa sopimusta
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Michael Hummel appointed as Associate Professor

Michael Hummel will start in the beginning of May, 2019.
Jukka Luoma
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Jukka Luoma appointed as Assistant Professor in strategic management

The Department of Industrial Engineering and Management welcomes Jukka Luoma with his research interest and expertise in the use of data analytics and quantitative methods in strategic management and decision making.
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Retailing is going through a huge transformation

Dr Richard Cuthbertson, one of leading retail experts in the world, will join the Department of Marketing.
Kuvassa näkyy Juhani Pekkala. Kuva: Aalto-yliopisto / Roope Kiviranta
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Juhani Pekkala appointed as Executive in Residence for the Department of Marketing

Pekkala’s role will be to bring new information and perspectives on the transformation of the commerce sector and on companies’ changing skill requirements, as well as helping to strengthen important research relationships with the business world.

Events

Iines Jakovlev: Hidden Lake Photo: Anne Kinnunen

Fragile Water design exhibition at Helsinki Airport

The exhibition Fragile Water brings attention to our use of water.

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Open lecture: Filter bubbles and algorithm manipulation

Steve El-Sharawy explains and gives concrete examples of filter bubbles and how the algorithms distributing news to us can be manipulated on a large scale.

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Living+ Forum 2019: Inclusive Environments

The multidisciplinary public lecture series starts on January 10. Design for All, Multicultural Living Environments, and Aging in Cities, are only a few of the topics covered. We welcome everyone to meet and discuss!

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Architecture Speaks! lecture series

Popular ARCHITECTURE SPEAKS! lecture series continues. It is a collaboration of Aalto University and the Museum of Finnish Architecture.

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