Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture is an institution of higher education for design, media, architecture, motion picture, art education and art. The school combines disciplines of design and implementation of human-oriented environments to research and teaching based on humanistic and cultural traditions. Cooperation and interaction between the different disciplines of the school challenge technology-driven thinking and put greater emphasis on a human and user-centred approach in the creation of environments.
Our key areas of research are design, digital media, audiovisual representation, art, visual culture, well-being architecture and emerging technologies, and urban planning and design. The school produces specialists and innovators of art, design and architecture with strong artistic and technical skills. The links between teaching, research and artistic activities and other society, business and culture are active and very close. Partners include top Finnish and international universities, centres of expertise and companies.
Overall we are internationally active, and have partners on all continents, and students from over 30 countries.