Aalto University

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Shaping a sustainable future.

Aalto University is a multidisciplinary community of bold thinkers, where science and art meet technology and business. The university is committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building a sustainable future.

Quick facts

  • 12 000 students
  • 6 schools
  • 2 campuses, Otaniemi and Mikkeli
  • 4 000 members of faculty and staff, of which nearly 400 are professors

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Aalto endorses equality. You will never be able to tell a person's position in the university unless you actually ask them. Professors and staff are accessible, helpful and humble. Students even address their professors by their first name! It's great!

Luiz Medeiros
Computer Science student
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Why Aalto University?

  • High-quality research
  • A unique combination of science, art, technology and business

Aalto University's purpose in research is to excel and make breakthroughs in and across science, art, technology and business.

The research at Aalto University is concentrated around seven key areas combining four core competences in the fields of ICT, materials, arts, design and business together with three grand challenges related to energy, living environment, and health.

Otaniemi campus developed into a unique collaboration hub

Aalto University's campus is in Otaniemi, home of the lively community that supports innovations. The campus has rapidly grown into a world-class collaboration hub and the university has transformed into one of Europe’s most international universities. 

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Sometimes I thought I must be crazy creating a design hackathon with no experience in design. But at Aalto, you can always trust to find someone just as crazy to share the path. Ideas that sound ridiculous at first, are totally doable in the end.

Axel Cedercreutz
Information Networks student
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What to study at Aalto University?

The options with teaching in English include:

  • Bachelor’s Programmes in all our three fields
  • More than 80 International Master’s Programmes
  • Doctoral programmes for postgraduate studies in all our fields
  • Open University courses
  • Aalto Summer School courses
  • Different MOOCs, such as Starting Up

 Explore the degree programmes at Aalto University as well as the academic short sessions at the Aalto University Open University.



The best thing when studying in Finland is flexibility. You can freely select courses you are interested in, study at your own pace and in this way have control over your schedule. This freedom and independence at Aalto makes studying chill and motivating!

Daria Babanina
Real Estate Economics student
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Aalto University is a multidisciplinary community of bold thinkers, where science and art meet technology and business.