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Welcome to Aalto University

The Course

Aalto University is a multidisciplinary research institution, where science and art meet technology and business. The university was created in 2010 from the merger of three leading universities in Finland (Helsinki University of Technology, Helsinki School of Economics and University of Art and Design Helsinki). The university is committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. There are over 20,000 students, 390 professors and 5,000 staff members at Aalto University. Within its focus areas, Aalto is proud to host six Centers of Excellence, five Academy Professors appointed by the Academy of Finland and 24 grants awarded by the European Research Council (ERC). In 2019, QS placed Aalto 9th in the world among universities founded less than 50 years ago.

The studies and research at the School of Chemical Engineering focus on forest products technologies, chemical engineering, industrial biotechnology, materials science and nanotechnology, metals and minerals processing and energy technology. The field of chemical engineering has a quintessential role both in mitigating climate change and enabling sustainable development and circular economy. The school has two special research infrastructures: bioeconomy infrastructure that enables research from molecular level to biobased technology concepts, and raw materials research infrastructure, that supports the research of circular economy targeting to closed metallurgical and hydrometallurgical processes and inorganic energy materials.

Contact Details

Academic coordinators
Dr. Kevin Conley: kevin.conley@aalto.fi

Administrative coordinator
Planning officer, Anna Mäkilä : anna.makila@aalto.fi

Aalto University
School of Science
PL 15400 / P.O. Box 15400 (Konemiehentie 2, room B151)