About Aalto University
Aalto University is a multidisciplinary community where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future.
Aalto University has six schools with nearly 20 000 students and 4 500 employees, over 400 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.
Key research areas
Aalto University has seven key research areas which particularly relate to promoting and maintaining Finnish competitiveness and welfare through renewal and entrepreneurship.
Key research areas
The cornerstones of Aalto University research are four fundamental competence areas:
1. ICT and digitalisation
2. Materials and sustainable use of natural resources
3. Art and design knowledge building
4. Global business dynamics.
In addition to these areas, the university invests in three integrative multidisciplinary themes that focus on solving challenges that are important globally and for the Finnish economy.
5. Advanced energy solutions
6. Human-centred living environments
7. Health and wellbeing.
The key research areas particularly relate to promoting and maintaining Finnish competitiveness and welfare through renewal and entrepreneurship. They define university's academic profile by guiding its tenure track allocations, major university-level research initiatives, infrastructure investments, educational activities, and other investments. Key Research areas.
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