People at Aalto

The university has six schools with 12 000 students and 4 000 employees of whom about 400 are professors. While our new People page is still under development, visit our current Aalto People site. Get to know our experts in technology, business and art.

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For the media

Aalto University Communications helps media representatives in all questions related to the university. You're welcome to contact us!

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Browse research and find researchers

You can find publications, research units and departments in the research information portal.

Sustainable Metals Processing, hands-on research

Stories from Aalto people

Aalto-yliopisto, Otaniemi stories: Jennifer S. Lipkin & Heli Juuti, tila- ja kalustesuunnittelun opiskelijoita / Kuvaaja: Sinikoski

Jennifer S. Lipkin ja Heli Juuti

Illnesses, abscesses, viruses, aliens and rebirth. Those are themes we’ve been immersing ourselves in today. We’re still at the starting line.

Aalto University, Otaniemi stories: Katrín Ólína, Aalto University’s Artist-in-Residence at ADD Lab / Photographer: Sinikoski

Katrín Ólína

During my stay in ADD Lab I have created a collection of 40 talismans. The Talismans are remedies, ideas and energies that we can connect with, that can help us develop ourselves.

Aalto University, Otaniemi stories: Yeong Seok Ki, Student of Architecture / Photographer: Sinikoski

Yeong Seok Ki

Alvar Aalto is really famous in Korea. That’s why I chose to come to Otaniemi.

Aalto University, Otaniemi stories: Anna Kholina, doctoral student in Design / photographer: Sinikoski

Anna Kholina

We are organising the hackathon where students find ideas and solutions for how to build the new Aalto Studios so it can become the media center of the future.

Aalto-yliopisto, Otaniemi stories: Iiris Takanen, kauppatieteiden opiskelija / Kuvaaja: Sinikoski

Iiris Takanen

When I found out I was accepted to study at Aalto, it was such a big deal for me, that I fell on the floor and could not help but cry.

Aalto-yliopisto, Otaniemi stories: Katariina Kasvinen, opiskelija, Rakennetun ympäristön laitos / Kuvaaja: Sinikoski

Katariina Kasvinen

My boyfriend and I applied for Aalto University together, and both of us got accepted. We even got a shared flat in Otaniemi this week.

Aalto-yliopisto, Otaniemi stories: Risto Maijala, tilavastaava, Harald Herlin -oppimiskeskus / Kuvaaja: Sinikoski

Risto Maijala

The Learning Centre’s renovation was launched as a service design project in which we charted the wishes and opinions of our clients. My New Year’s resolution is that the Learning Centre will never be so finished that we’ll stop listening to our clients’ wishes.

Aalto-yliopisto, Otaniemi stories: Noora Vänttinen, AYY:n hallituksen puheenjohtaja 2018 / Kuvaaja: Sinikoski

Noora Vänttinen

My New Year’s resolution is that the Student Union will institute various measures in 2018 to promote the wellbeing of our whole community in cooperation with the university.

Aalto-yliopisto, Otaniemi stories: Nita Vera, valokuvataiteen opiskelija / Kuvaaja: Sinikoski

Nita Vera

My New Year’s resolution is to work less this year. Keeping my resolution will not be easy.

Aalto-yliopisto, Otaniemi stories: Anu Morikawa, Aalto-pappi / Kuvaaja: Sinikoski

Anu Morikawa

People can come talk to us, Aalto chaplains, irrespective of their religion or beliefs. We’re not here to proclaim, but to listen and assist.

Aalto-yliopisto, Otaniemi stories: Kalle Kataila, asiantuntija, videot ja media opetuksessa / Kuvaaja: Sinikoski

Kalle Kataila

I’m involved in developing a solution that will help transform some teaching into a form more suitable for the video generation. A large part of basic teaching should, in my opinion, fit into a student’s pocket and be accessible 24/7.

Aalto-yliopisto, Otaniemi stories: Salla Rantamäki, IDBM-opiskelija / Kuvaaja: Sinikoski

Salla Rantamäki

I originally studied materials technology, but it was only after starting my working life that I realised what I really wanted to do for a living. I returned here to study in the Master’s Programme in International Design Business Management (IDBM).


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Vice President, External Relations
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Vice President, Education
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Vice President, Art and Creative Practices


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Dean, Professor
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Dean, Professor
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Dean, School of Chemical Engineering
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Dean, School of Science
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Dean, School of Engineering
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Vice President, Art and Creative Practices


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Chief Financial Officer
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Director, Advancement and Corporate Engagement
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Development Director
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Chief Human Resources Officer