Shaping the future

The Aalto University updated strategy for 2016–2020 emphasises excellence, multidisciplinarity, entrepreneurship, and societal impact.


Shaping the future: science and art together with technology and business

We are building competitive edge by combining knowledge from different disciplines to identify and solve complex challenges, and to educate future visionaries and experts.


An innovative society

Breakthrough discoveries deeply integrated with design and business thinking enable systemic solutions and accelerate innovation.


  • Passion for exploration
  • Courage to influence and excel
  • Freedom to be creative and critical
  • Responsibility to accept, care and inspire
  • Integrity, openness and equality

Strategic objectives

  • Research and innovation: Research excellence for academic and societal impact
  • Art and creative practices: Renewing society by art, creativity and design
  • Education: Educating game changers
  • Campus: Transforming our campus into a unique collaboration hub
  • Enablers of our academic mission: Excellence in advancing and supporting our core goals

More information:
Aalto University Strategy 2016–2020


Students at Aalto Party after the opening of the academic year 2015. Photo: Aalto University/Aino Huovio

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