I am currently doing my bachelor’s degree in Aalto University, Mathematics and System Sciences as my major. I find amazing how much different fields of studies have found each other in the campus area at Otaniemi. Also with it’s strong student union. There is plenty of associations that you can find yourself besides studies, whether you like to train your sauna skills or compete in beer pong, you name it! I myself am internationally minded and found myself on the Board of European Students of Technology (BEST). Even tho the university is diverse and the opportunities you have are endless, I want to see more openness to international involvement and have local students spend more time with the exchange ones. 4/5 comes from the idea that, even tho the university is great in the educational and social areas, there is always space for improvement.View more
Aalto is great at providing real-world skills and training! Courses emphasize understanding and ability to apply what you learned, instead of memorizing facts. Many courses are realized in cooperation with business and industry, giving students valuable contacts and experience for post-graduation employment. Modern teaching methods encourage engagement, and course evaluation is spread out, meaning less stress on the exam week and more opportynity to tale part in the social parts of studying and the vibrant Finnish student culture. I very much enjoy studying at Aalto!View more
University has lot of industry partners and interesting projects in different dimensions of computer science ranging across security, machine learning, human computer interaction, software engineeering etc.View more
I chose to do my masters at Aalto over a top 10 University in the US, and I did not regret it one bit. The quality of education, facilities and research opportunities at Aalto are on par with the best universities, especially in the field of computer science and machine learning. The innovation and entrepreneural vibe at Aalto is unmissable, especially in the startup space (Aaltoes, startup life, AVP, junction, slush, etc.. ) .View more
I’ve been studying mechanical engineering at Aalto University for over three years now. I like the amount of different available courses and the freedom in studies. The teaching is of great quality and the staff is helpful. Guidance in studies is great, the students are taken care of. I have a personal mentor professor with whom I can discuss my study plans. I feel that I can learn a lot of relevant subjects and I can get help for choosing what I want to learn.
There are a lot of interesting activities outside studies as well. Today I’m attending a free lecture about stock investing that’s not related to any course I’m on.
There is an abundance of student restaurants on the campus with cheap and good quality meals, most for 2,60e including bread, milk and salad. I also have a cheap room with my own fridge and toilet 3 min walk away from the university, provided by the university housing office for 315 euros per month. The rent includes internet connection with 100 MB speed (or 1000? at least some rooms have 1000), electricity and water. There is also a cheap gym with great sports rooms, the card costing 132e per year for students of Aalto (usual good quality gyms are easily 50e per month in Finland). This price includes free group exercise sessions – I tried Astanga yoga once, great! The area is also good for jogging and there is a 400m running track/football field right under my window.
Overall, I rate my university experience in Aalto so far 5/5. I can’t think of anything missing.View more
Aalto is a University of Science, Arts, and Technology and it’s especially famous for its entrepreneurship and start-up culture. I’ve been studying Chemical engineering in Aalto University School of Chemical technology for several years now. I have had a truly great time studying there and have met some great like-minded people on the way.
Aalto is youthful, young and constantly developing University. Unfortunately, that has caused several changes in curriculums, especially in my school (School of Chemical technology), in a very short period of time. The changes have caused a bit extra stress for the students and even affected the quality of teaching in a negative way in my studies.
In spite of the growing pains, I would definitely recommend Aalto University.View more