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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 students to create imaginative, collaborative, compassionate and unconventional approaches to the most pressing challenges of today.

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School of Arts, Design and Architecture

About

We educate the next generation of filmmakers, designers, artists and art educators, photographers, architects and researchers to impact society through their creative work and research.

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Departments

Our areas of research are design, digital media, audiovisual representation, art, visual culture, architecture, as well as urban planning and design.

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Studies and programmes

Studying at Aalto will challenge you, surprise you, and help you grow within your chosen field. Our excellent professors and hands-on approach puts you at the centre of your own education.

Students at the Aalto University Learning Centre, photo by Unto Rautio

Contact us

Find out more about us, our experts in art, design and architecture, or contact our management.

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News

Memory Machines by Samir Bhowmik
Research & Art Published:

An exhibition at Oodi takes the visitor on tour into the library infrastructure

Art project by post-doctoral researcher Samir Bhowmik at Aalto University makes the hidden data and labour visible to the library goers.
Cooperation, Honoured, Studies Published:

Aalto student won the Finnish Design Academy logo competition

Finnish Design Academy is a project run by all university level design schools in Finland. The aim is to develop design education in Finland variously. The project set a logo competition open for all students of schools participating the project in autumn. The winner is a logo by Veera Kesänen from Aalto University.

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Research & Art Published:

The New Children’s Hospital’s new liturgical textiles represent a modern take on an ancient art form

The liturgical textiles of the New Children’s Hospital in Helsinki were created as a master’s thesis by Terhi Laine,at Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, and were woven by Lapuan Kankurit.
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EIT InnoEnergy - Energy innovation investment call (open until 30.4.2019)

EIT InnoEnergy call is an opportunity for Aalto researcher to get funding for such a research which is elemental part of a commercial innovation idea. InnoEnergy typical investment has been from 1-2 MEUR.
Wood workshop photo by Unto Rautio

Studies and programmes

We train designers, architects, art scholars and teachers, filmmakers, hackers, and more.
Learn more about our study programmes

Students working at a laptop

Departments

Our areas of research are design, digital media, audiovisual representation, art, visual culture, architecture, as well as urban planning and design.

Explore the departments and their research

Students working together in front of Nokia flags, photo by Abigail Garbett

Collaboration

We maintain close ties with our alumni, employers, companies and communities.

Learn more about collaboration with us

Events

Quantum Garden
Exhibitions and fairs

Come visit the Quantum Garden and help build a quantum computer!

Quantum Garden Otaniemi A Bloc from the 16th November to 14th December
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Lectures and seminars

Arts Books Talks

Welcome to Arts Books Talks!
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Lectures and seminars

Architecture Speaks! lecture series

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

EIT RawMaterials Proposal Days in Stockholm - 15 Jan 2019

An opportunity to meet EIT RawMaterials staff face to face and discuss your project proposal.

Follow us

Check out our social channels or follow the hashtag #aaltoarts

Aalto Showcase

Art and creativity is one of the main pillars at Aalto University. Aalto Showcase introduces to you what is going on in our galleries, tells you about public art at the university and the Aalto Artists-In Residence programme.

Visit Aalto Showcase!
Aalto University, Väre art works by Grönlund and Nisunen, Insight. Photo: Aalto University / Mikko_Raskinen

Where to find us

Väre

Otaniementie 14. Open Mon-Thu 8.00-21.00, Fri 8.00-20.00, Sat 9.00-17.00.

Väre / aula / kuva: Mikko Raskinen

Undergraduate Centre

Otakaari 1. Mon-Thu 7.45-20.00, Fri 7.45-18.00

Aalto-yliopisto / Kandidaattikeskus / katsomo / kuva: Tuomas Uusheimo

Otakaari 7

Otakaari 7