We shape a sustainable future

Aalto University is where science and art meet technology and business. Our campus is located in Espoo, Greater Helsinki, Finland.

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Key figures of 2021 and reports

In 2021, Aalto University has set its sights firmly on building a sustainable future.

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Aalto as an employer

We are an international community, working on top research, art and education. Join us in changing the world!

Open positions

Careers at Aalto University

For international personnel

Tenure track career system

Strategy and values

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Board

The Aalto University Board decides on the strategy, operation and financial issues and is responsible for any far-reaching plans.

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Management

The executive bodies of the university are the Board (AUFB), the President, and the University Academic Affairs Committee (AAC). The President's Management Team (PMT) coordinates the daily work at the university and the preparation of pre-decision motions. The Aalto Management Team (AMT) furthers transparency and open dialogue in decision-making regarding university development.

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Organisation

Aalto University is a foundation-based university and has six schools.

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Schools, departments and units

Scientific research, artistic activities and teaching are carried out at Aalto's six schools and their departments and units.

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History

On 1 January 2010, the Helsinki School of Economics, Helsinki University of Technology and the University of Art and Design Helsinki merged and Aalto University started operating.

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Otaniemi campus to develop into a lively neighbourhood

The university's campus is in Otaniemi, home of the lively community that supports innovations. The goal of the campus development is to mix valuable history and new ways of planning.

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Rankings

Aalto University has improved markedly in rankings specific to science, art, technology and business. We also place high in ranking lists comparing young universities.

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Our strategy

In 2019 we prepared a new strategy together with our community. The new strategy came into effect on 1 January 2021. In our living strategy approach, our purpose, values, and way of working define our long-term direction while our choices are proactively and continuously re-evaluated.

Our strategy: Shaping a sustainable future

Endowment and investment strategy
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Code of Conduct - Values into practice

The Aalto University Code of Conduct is one way of putting our values and way of working — the foundation of our community culture — into practice

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Sustainability

At Aalto, we create solutions that enable well-being within the planetary boundaries. With us, you get the opportunity to learn, research and do meaningful things in a unique environment: we combine the expertise in science, art, technology and economy to develop creative solutions to the world’s major challenges, such as the climate crisis. We are a community of thousands of students, researchers and experts with passion and expertise for both system-level solutions and the rapidly implemented new innovations.

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Equality, diversity and inclusion at Aalto

We aim to be a diverse and inclusive community where all students, faculty, staff and stakeholders feel a sense of belonging and can fulfill their professional, educational and social aspirations fully.

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The Aalto Handbook

The Aalto Handbook is a description of the university’s shared way of managing and organising its activities—research and innovation, education, art and creative practices and services— in a way that meets high standards of excellence. In the handbook you can find information on the university’s organisation, quality system and annual management processes.

Read more about the management and decision-making at Aalto

News

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Cooperation, University Published:

Unite! receives a boost from the European Commission with more funding for its deployment

European Universities alliance Unite! has received a funding of €14,4 million from the European Commission for its proposal to be a technology and innovation driver for the advancement of a green and digital Europe.
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Aalto gathers monthly to talk equality, diversity and inclusion – Join us!

The monthly discussions gather together personnel to talk about equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) at Aalto University. The goal of the discussions is to increase understanding of diversity in the Aalto community through joint discussion.
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Top 10 things to do in Helsinki during your summer course at Aalto University

Aalto University Summer School suggests 10 things to do in Helsinki during the summer.
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ShanghaiRanking: Aalto University ranks in top 100 worldwide in nine academic subjects

Marine/Ocean Engineering , Business Administration, Management and Library & Information Science were the best performers among Aalto’s subjects

Events

Video Production Clinic event
Online event (recurring)

Video production and MOOC clinic with Online Hybrid Lab

Do you have questions about developing an educational videos production or have in mind MOOC development? Grab 30 minutes appointment with our specialist!
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Pedagoginen koulutus

Pedagogical training: Academic advisor supporting student (1 ECTS) in autumn 2022

Welcome to strengthen your skills as an academic advisor at Aalto University.
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Exhibitions

Aalto Science Institute (AScI) - international summer research exhibition

A showcase of the work done by the AScI international summer research students.
Video Production Clinic event
Online event (recurring)

Video production and MOOC clinic with Online Hybrid Lab

Do you have questions about developing an educational videos production or have in mind MOOC development? Grab 30 minutes appointment with our specialist!
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