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Aalto University

  • 137 QS World University Rankings 2018
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About Aalto University

Aalto University is a multidisciplinary university where science and art meet technology and business. Our mission is to work towards a better world and create solutions to meet the greatest challenges facing society through top-quality research and pioneering education.

Aalto University has six schools with nearly 20 000 students and 4 700 employees, 390 of whom are professors. There is a wide variety of bachelor’s and master’s degrees awarded at Aalto University, and we also offer doctoral programmes in all the fields of study.

Aalto University was founded in 2010 as Helsinki University of Technology, the Helsinki School of Economics and the University of Art and Design Helsinki were merged. The main campus is located in Otaniemi in Espoo, Finland. The other campuses are in Töölö and Arabia in Helsinki.

Campus information

The growing main campus of Aalto University is in Otaniemi in Espoo, where, among others, four schools of technology and part of the School of Arts, Design and Architecture are located. The School of Business is in the Töölö district of Helsinki, and in the autumn of 2015 its bachelor-level students will move to Otaniemi. Most of the School of Arts, Design and Architecture is located in the Arabia district of Helsinki. Its operations will also move to Otaniemi in phases approximately at the end of 2017.

Aalto University is a university primarily located in Greater Helsinki, Finland.


Aalto University offers several types of housing which are:

  • Aalto University Student Union owns around 2 500 apartments in Helsinki and Espoo.
  • The Foundation for Student Housing in the Helsinki Region  can be applied for by anyone undertaking full-time studies in a higher educational institution or university.
  • MOAS, Mikkeli Student Housing Ltd. offers the student housing for those Aalto University students who study in the Mikkeli Campus.
  • Other housing options


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