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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.
Students at a table_photo by Unto Rautio

The Aalto School of Arts, Design and Architecture is a Nordic leader in higher education for design, fashion, games, media, architecture, film, art education and art. We produce world-class research in art education, design and design thinking, digital media and visual culture, urban planning and architecture. We educate students to be global citizens, contributing to their communities with imaginative, collaborative, compassionate and unconventional approaches to some of the most pressing challenges facing the world today.

Rankings and reputation

As one of the leading international universities in our fields, our teaching, research and impact are well respected in the field and we are often ranked among the best in the world.

More about our rankings

Key figures

For almost 150 years, we have been educating Finnish designers, architects, filmmakers, artists and more.

See key figures for 2017

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2,780 enrolled students

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267 artistic outputs

(47% international)

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Faculty and staff: 436

Paintbrushes_photoby_Mikko_Raskinen

Organisation

Learn more about the management team of the School of Arts, Design and Architecture.

Our organisation

The Ateneum building, photo by Archive Collections, Finnish National Gallery
Photo © Archive Collections, Finnish National Gallery

History

The Aalto School of Arts, Design and Architecture unites strong century-old traditions from two schools.

Our history