Aalto University is a Finnish university established on January 1, 2010, as a result of merging the Helsinki University of Technology, the Helsinki School of Economics, and the University of Art and Design Helsinki. Aalto University aims to create a new science and arts community by bringing together three existing universities of technology, economics and art.
The main university campus is located in Otaniemi, Espoo
. The other two campuses are located in Arabia and Töölö in the former premises of TaiK and HSE, respectively, but are set to be gradually moved to Otaniemi, save for the master's level education in economy which is set to stay in Töölö.
Main Campus Otaniemi:
The other four Schools of Science and Technology are based in Otaniemi in Espoo, 10 km from the center of Helsinki, on a campus designed by Alvar Aalto. Otaniemi has the highest concentration of high technology in the Nordic countries. Several high-tech companies, the Finnish forest industry's joint experimental laboratory KCL, and business incubators Innopoli
and Technopolis are also situated nearby. It is also directly adjacent to Keilaniemi, with Life Science Center and the headquarters of several notable Finnish companies, such as Nokia
and Fortum. The Otaniemi campus is connected by a 15-minute bus ride to the center of Helsinki and a metro line is being constructed.
The ‘Teekkarikylä’ Student Village, home to over 2,000 students of technology, is also located in Otaniemi. There are over one hundred student organizations on campus which provide a range of opportunities to take part in pastimes of various kinds, from sports to music.
- Study in Science and Technology
- Study in Arts, Design and Architecture
- Study in Business