Our values

Aalto University’s purpose is to shape a sustainable future. We do high-quality research, excelling and making breakthroughs in and across science, art, technology and business. We spark the game changers of tomorrow, and renew society with research-based knowledge, creativity and an entrepreneurial mindset. All our work is guided by the values of the university: responsibility, courage, and collaboration.  

Our values: 

  • Responsibility: Working for a better world, we act sustainably for the wellbeing of all.
  • Courage: Taking on challenges with agility, creativity and passion, we aim high.
  • Collaboration: Diversity is part of who we are and we foster an empowered community that shines by working together.

Code of conduct – values into practice:

The Aalto University Code of Conduct is one way of putting our values and way of working - the foundation of our community culture - into practice. It sets out the ethical principles and legal compliance policies that govern what we do and what we expect from each other, in all aspects of university life. We believe that it is the people who make Aalto. The diversity of talent and perspectives is one of our greatest assets. More information here. 

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