Aalto University

Our purpose and values

The university's long-term direction is guided by our purpose and values. Our operations are based on high-quality research, education and impact.

Our purpose is to shape a sustainable future

We do high-quality research, excelling and making breakthroughs in and across science, art, technology and business. We spark the game changers of tomorrow, and renew society with research-based knowledge, creativity and an entrepreneurial mindset.

All our work is guided by the values of the university: responsibility, courage, and collaboration.

Our shared values are responsibility, courage and collaboration


Working for a better world, we act sustainably for the wellbeing of all.


Taking on challenges with agility, creativity and passion, we aim high.


Diversity is part of who we are and we foster an empowered community that shines by working together.