10 years ago, we embarked on a mission
By merging three leading universities in 2010, Aalto University was founded to work as a societally embedded, and innovative research university for a better world. Aalto has a national mission to strengthen Finland’s innovative capacity through first-class research and education.
Together, we have come far
We have brought together science, art, technology and business to become a forerunner in our key areas. Our campus has rapidly grown into a world-class collaboration hub and we have transformed into one of Europe’s most international universities.
Major trends are shaping us
The world is changing at a pace like never before – we see a global sustainability crisis, technological disruptions, and transformation of working life. At the same time, the global economic centre of gravity is shifting towards Asia. Higher education is changing too, with increasing demand and competition, digitalisation and a pressure on funding. To tackle global grand challenges, universities are needed more than ever to help lead the way.