Aalto University


Our choices

To support our direction for the long term we have selected development areas that best help us achieve our purpose. Sustainable solutions, radical creativity, and an entrepreneurial mindset can be seen in everything that we do.

In our research, we strengthen clusters of excellence in our key research areas, and bring complementary talent together to work on grand challenges.

In education, we take greater societal responsibility in degree education and continuous learning, and improve student experiences.

We create impact by becoming a prominent node in global networks. We invite our entire community – faculty, staff, students, alumni and partners – to join and build an innovation, creative and entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Three approaches in everything that we do

To support our direction for the long term and development targets, we have selected three special areas of community strength: sustainable solutions, radical creativity, and an entrepreneurial mindset can be seen in everything that we do.

1

Solutions for sustainability

We connect our strengths to create solutions for grand challenges and pioneer sustainable solutions in our operations.

2

Radical creativity

By building the spaces and practices that encourage us to break boundaries, we empower an experimental culture and create novel perspectives.

3

Entrepeneurial mindset

We advance entrepreneurial capabilities throughout our community and support student-driven activities and initiatives.

Aalto’s success is based on our people and community

We want to make Aalto the best place for study, work, and entrepreneurship.

Community and people

Developing our culture of inclusion, curiosity, collaboration and wellbeing as our competitive edge.

Infrastructures and campus

Investing in open, state-of-the-art physical and digital infrastructures and campus environment as long-term assets.

Services and resources

Building dynamic service solutions and data-driven operations to strengthen our financial resilience.