School of Electrical Engineering


At the School of Electrical Engineering, the natural sciences, engineering and information technology intertwine to form smart systems and innovations that save energy and promote well-being.

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Overalls on and into the cleanroom! Students get a guided tour of micro- and nanotechnology from top experts

Students from Olari and Pohjois-Tapiola Upper Secondary Schools learnt about micro- and nanotechnology on a top course run by Aalto and the Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT).

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Lukiolaiset pääsivät tutustumaan Micronovan puhdastilaan mikro- ja nanotekniikan kärkikurssilla, kuva: Aalto-yliopisto / Linda Koskinen

Departments and units

Research and teaching at the School of Electrical Engineering emphasise advanced energy solutions, materials, and the sustainable use of natural resources, as well as health and well-being. Our international research environment promotes fundamental research and the development of the newest technologies in co-operation with Finnish and international business activities.

The School of Electrical Engineering has four departments and two separate units.

Department of Communications and Networking

The Department of Communications and Networking (Comnet), is the largest unit in Finland in its research area.

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Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics

The Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics combines competence in different areas of research fields varying from ICT technology to core electrical engineering and its basic phenomena.

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Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering

Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering (ELE) conducts research and arranges related courses in the fields of electromagnetics, micro and nanotechnology, radio engineering, and space technology featuring an international team of over 150 Researchers and Research Assistants.

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Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation is an ecosystem where scientists and engineers from different fields of microsystems, electrical engineering and automation work together to solve the most challenging scientific problems.

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Metsähovi Radio Observatory

Metsähovi Radio Observatory is the only astronomical radio observatory in Finland. Metsähovi’s main instrument is the 14-metre radio telescope, which is used around the clock, every day of the year. Its observational data is used, e.g., for studying active galaxies, the Sun, and the rotation of the Earth.

Metsähovi Radio Observatory's 14-metre radio telescope

Micronova

Micronova is Finland's national research infrastructure for micro- and nanotechnology, jointly run by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Aalto University.

Key figures

+71%

Since 2010 the amount of our professors has risen from 35 to 60 professors (+71%).

500

Our personnel consists of 500 people.

2200

Number of students. (Full-time equivalent students and the doctoral students.)

+43%

The number of doctoral degrees has risen 43% from year 2010 (42 degrees) to 2017 (60 degrees).

167

167 Master’s degrees in 2017.

170

170 Bachelor’s degrees in 2017.

Our people

Henri Kähkönen

A doctoral student's dream: A joint doctoral thesis concept by Aalto and Saab

'The research is interesting, the work environment is pleasant, and the project has funding. Everything that a researcher could hope for is in place.'

Zheng Yan

Zheng Yan is working on several research topics relating to cyber security, privacy and trust

The School of Electrical Engineering has signed a five-year cooperation agreement with the Chinese Xidian University relating to the research of next generation wireless communications and security.

Aalto University / University Lecturer Anu Lehtovuori / photo: Linda Koskinen

University Lecturer Anu Lehtovuori is an expert in academic multitasking

Being a university teacher is much more than just teaching. The lecturers in Aalto University are academic professionals with multiple skills, who are actively involved in research and the development of the university’s operations.

Varun Singh

Alumnus and entrepreneur Varun Singh shares his experience with students

Varun Singh was the first The Alumnus of the Year in 2016.

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Tenure track

The objective of the tenure track career system is to support the academic freedom of professors and to reach a world-class level in research, education, academic leadership and societal impact.

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Let's do it together

As our partner, you will have an opportunity to contribute to the establishment of a new working culture and unique concentration of research, development and innovation.

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Alumnitapahtuma Sähkötekniikan korkeakoulussa

Foundation for Aalto University Science and Technology

The Foundation supports the scientific research and teaching of technical disciplines. The Foundation awards grants for MSc and DSc theses on a continuous basis, with the help of industry-donated funds.

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School of Electrical Engineering's governance

Information about the management and administration of the School of Electrical Engineering.

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Latest news

Events

Tenured Professors' Installation Talks by Lasse Lecklin
Oct 24
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Nov 7

Contact information

Get in contact with our management and experts and find the School of Electrical Engineering locations. We operate on Otaniemi campus.

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Maarintie 8 at Aalto University campus

Where to find us

OIH – Open Innovation House

Maarintie 6. Open Mon–Fri 8.00–16.00.

Open innovation house

Maarintie 8

Formerly TUAS building. Mon-Thu 7.45-20.00, Fri 7.45-20.00.

Maarintie 8 at Aalto University campus

Micronova

Tietotie 3. Opening hours Mon–Fri 8.00–16.30

A Grid

Otakaari 5. Open Mon-Fri 8.00-20.00, to members 24/7.

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Computer Science building

Konemiehentie 2, T-talo (T building). Mon-Thu 7.45-20.00, Fri 7.45-18.00

CS Building (T-talo) at Aalto University Campus