About the School

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.

The School of Chemical Technology has about 1 800 students and 500 employees at the Otaniemi campus in Espoo, Finland. It provides bachelor's, master's, licentiate and doctoral-level education.

Key figures 2014

Figures in parenthesis refer to 2013.

Undergraduate students: 1199 (1360)
Doctoral students: 376 (401)
Bachelors' degrees: 141 (135)
Masters’s degrees: 147 (136)
Doctorates: 35 (25)
Total number of personnel: 452 (493)
Professors: 35 (44)

Exchange studies:

outgoing students 57 (41)
incoming students 55 (78)

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Aalto University’s mission is to work towards a better world by means of research excellence, trendsetting art, pioneering education and high societal impact. Aalto CHEM supports this mission by carrying out research on its chosen focus areas and by educating responsible experts with a comprehensive understanding of sustainable use and processing of natural resources.


Aalto University’s vision is that Aalto University will be internationally recognised for the impact of its science, art and learning, and that the best connect and succeed at Aalto University. To fulfil this aspiration Aalto CHEM defines its vision such that by 2020 the Aalto University School of Chemical Technology is a world class research and educational institution in the science and technology of sustainable use and processing of renewable and non-renewable natural resources.

Where science and art meet technology and business

The School is part of Aalto University, a new multidisciplinary community in the fields of science, business, art and design. Founded on Finnish strengths, the University aims to become one of the world's top universities.

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