Studying in Otaniemi
Interested In Studying in One of the World's Innovation Hotspots?
Finland has quietly become one of the global leaders in Hi Tech and innovation, thanks in large to a carefully considered and well thought out strategy of innovation at government level. This strategy combined with a government funded educational system, where every resident is entitled to a free Higher Education, makes for one of the World's most educated and qualified workforces. Success breeds success. Finland has fantastic education institutions, many of which are of world class standard and are situated within the Greater Helsinki Region, which enjoys one Europe's best public transport systems. Finland is a diverse and unique environment in which to launch your academic career and boost future employment prospects.
Home to the Innovation University, Universities of Applied Science and more
Otaniemi is host to several key educational institutions, including
Aalto University, a facility which is the first to incorporate, business, design and economics under the one roof, paving the way for innovative collaboration amongst students from different backgrounds.
Helsinki University of Technology, Helsinki School of Economics and University of Art and Design Helsinki will officially merged in Jannuary 2010. The former universities do, however, continue to exist as subunits or Schools within the university. Aalto University is named in honor of the Finnish architect Alvar Aalto.
Innovative and different study methods and enviorments
Aalto University's Design Factory is a unique learning space which allows students to utilize their creativity. Design Factory allows students to develop and test products on a practical level and furthermore, allows students to turn conceptual theories into practical products. Companies partner and play an active part in helping develop students learning and research capabilities. Design Factory is also home to the Aalto Entrepreneurship Society. A group formed of students who aim to enhance and promote the idea that entrepreneurship is an alternative yet viable career in Finland. Helsinki University of Technology, Helsinki School of Economics and University of Art and Design Helsinki are officially merged. The former universities do, however, continue to exist as subunits or Schools within the university. Aalto University is named in honor of the Finnish architect Alvar Aalto.
"Moving to Finland and commencing study here has been an amazing experience! I study business and to be situated in one of the worlds´ most rapidly developing and innovative areas, i couldn´t hope for a better environment in which to develop my skills and knowledge on an international level"
Leigh 28 YO, Australia