Four schools of technology at Aalto

The Polytechnic Institute was made a university-level school and renamed the Technological University of Finland in 1908. The school began moving its activities to Otaniemi in 1955.

The formerly independent TKK functioned as the Aalto University School of Science and Technology throughout 2010 and its activities continue from 1 January 2011 in the form of four Aalto University schools of technology corresponding to the former faculties of TKK.

There are four schools of technology at Aalto University with the School of Engineering being one of them. The other schools are:


School of Chemical Technology

The Aalto University School of Chemical Technology combines natural sciences and engineering in a unique way. The research priorities include: process technology, industrial biotechnology, biomaterials science, advanced metals and minerals recovery processes, active and functional materials. The teaching of the school is also focused on these areas of priority.

The school is backed by strong cooperation with the business world: new knowledge created through research is used to reform Finnish industry and promote new forms of business. The strength of the school lies in the combination of high quality basic and applied research.



School of Science

The key asset of the School of Science is its high-quality research. The school is home to five Centres of Excellence in research selected by the Academy of Finland, two of them are coordinated by other universities. The School of Science provides students with a variety of options from information networks to applied physics. The school is responsible for Aalto University's common basic courses in mathematics, physics, computer science and engineering, industrial engineering and management.

The School of Science focuses its research activities on computing and modelling, materials physics, energy science, ICT, software and media technology, neuroscience and brain imaging technology, and technology-based business and entrepeneurship.

School of Science ( is based on the Faculty of Information and Natural Science.


School of Electrical Engineering

At the School of Electrical Engineering,  science and engineering meet society. The portfolio covers fields from natural sciences to engineering and information sciences. In parallel with basic research, the school develops ideas and technologies further into innovations and services. The school is expert in systems science: it develops integrated solutions from care of the elderly to space robotics.

The research focuses on major social issues: energy and environment, as well as health and well-being. The technological areas of focus are formation and communication technology (ICT) and micro and nanotechnology.

School of Electrical Engineering ( is based on the Faculty of Electronics, Communications and Automation.


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