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 School of Chemical Engineering being one of the. The other Schools are:

ENG.jpg School of Engineering

School of Engineering combines science to engineering in order to achieve sustainable solutions that will be beneficial far into the future. Its specific task is to renew technologies related to the technical industry and the built environment through scientific research, and to educate broad-minded experts with a comprehensive understanding of complex subjects.

Research on focus areas are arctic technology, mechanics and materials, multidisciplinary energy technologies, sustainable built environment and systems design and production.

School of Engineering ( is based on the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture.


SCI.jpg 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 of Science is responsible for the Aalto University common basic courses in mathematics, physics, computer science and engineering, industrial engineering and management.

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.

ELEC.jpg School of Electrical Engineering

At 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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