Suomenlinna 1969

School of Arts, Design and Architecture in a nutshell

1871 Craft school starts
1885 Name changed to Central School of Industrial Arts
1887 Moved to Ateneum
1949 Name changed to Institute of Industrial Arts
1965 Into state ownership
1973 Name changed to University of Industrial Art Helsinki UIAH
1983 Doctoral education in art begins
1986 Moved to Arabianranta
1990 Cumulus-organization is founded
1993 English name changed to University of Art and Design Helsinki
1994 Establishment of Media laboratory
2000 Media Centre Lume is opened
2003 Aralis library center is completed
2007 Decision to merge the University of Art and Design Helsinki, Helsinki University of Technology and Helsinki School of Economics into a new university, Aalto University.
2010 The Aalto University School of Art and Design starts its operation as part of the Aalto University
2012 The former Aalto University School of Art and Design and the Department of Architecture of the School of Engineering have merged to form Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture

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