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Take a Virtual Tour with Us Inside Aalto University

Megha Goswami from Couple of Expats exploring the campus at Aalto University in Finland.

Join us on a virtual tour of Aalto University, one of the leading universities in Finland, known for its exceptional academic programmes and vibrant campus life. Aalto University consistently ranks among the top Finnish universities globally.

As we step foot on campus, we immediately notice that Aalto takes pride in being an open campus. Unlike traditional universities that are confined within a campus wall, Aalto seamlessly blends into the cityscape without any physical barriers separating it from the rest of the city. This unique characteristic is a common feature among Finnish universities, and often buildings are shared between various universities, organisations, and companies. In a way, open campus concept also helps students to be better integrated into society rather than be separated from it. While touring the campus, we discovered various amenities such as restaurants, a grocery store, a pharmacy, and even a metro station conveniently located on campus. The campus is vast yet compact, providing a well-rounded experience.

Ample study spaces

As we explore the beautiful campus of Aalto University, we found that the campus spans across a vast area, providing students with ample space for self-study and group studies. Whether one prefers a peaceful corner for self-studying or a collaborative environment for brainstorming sessions, there are plenty of choices.

The campus has quiet places where you can easily focus on your tasks, both indoors and outdoors. For group work, you can find several rooms on campus that are well equipped with everything you need to work effectively with your peers. In addition, there are several meeting spaces that can be easily booked using a mobile app called Aalto Space.

Fuelling your energy with student lunches

We all know that studying can work up quite an appetite. Luckily, Aalto University has got you covered with its many student restaurants. Similar to all universities in Finland, Aalto offers discounted student lunches, where you can find a diverse range of delicious and affordable meals. The restaurants offer a variety of lunch options suitable for various diet preferences and all one needs to do is bring their student ID card to enjoy a satisfying lunch for just 2.95€.

Specialised Schools and cutting edge facilities

The university is composed of six different Schools, each specialising in its fields. From the prestigious School of Business to the renowned School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Aalto provides state-of-the-art facilities and resources tailored to each discipline. As an Aalto student, you’ll have access to cutting-edge laboratories, libraries with extensive research material, and expert faculty members who are leaders in their respective fields. The laboratories are modern and interdisciplinary, with plenty of opportunities to develop hands-on experience and foster innovation. The libraries are also popular among students looking for textbooks, research articles, or catching up on last-minute reading before an exam.

Active lifestyle and artistic vibes on campus

The University also encourages a healthy and active lifestyle among its students. The campus provides ample opportunities for exercise and physical activity. You’ll find well-maintained walking and jogging paths that wind through the campus, offering a scenic and invigorating way to stay fit. Additionally, an expansive sports field serves as a hub for various sports and recreational activities. Whether it's football, frisbee, or outdoor yoga sessions, the sports field allows students to engage in friendly competitions, team building, or simply unwind and enjoy some outdoor leisure time. It's the perfect spot to get active, socialize, and embrace the spirit of healthy living.

As you explore the campus, you’ll also notice the presence of art in various shapes and forms. Aalto University takes pride in its commitment to integrating art into the fabric of the campus. The university showcases a diverse range of art installations, sculptures, and murals that add vibrancy and creativity to the surroundings. Pausing for a moment to immerse yourself in an art piece can provide inspiration to overcome any challenges you may face.

A glimpse into Aalto University

With its open campus, diverse study spaces, discounted student lunches, specialised schools, and top-notch facilities, it's no wonder that so many students are excited to pursue their education at Aalto University. This glimpse into the world of Aalto University only scratches the surface of what the university has to offer. To visualise the campus, we recommend checking out our YouTube vlog of the virtual tour. Spending a day at Aalto University reminded us why Finland's education system never fails to impress and why Aalto University is considered top-notch.


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