One of Finland’s most international schools
Through increased student exchange during the past decade the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture is still the only institute of learning in the country with more students enrolling from foreign countries than students leaving for studies abroad.
A growing number of the School's own degree students complete part of their studies abroad. The School has dozens of foreign professors, researchers and well known professionals. In addition, the School of Arts, Design and Architecture hosts of over 150 foreign instructors, teachers, professors and other experts a year to lecture and to lead workshops and seminars. It is possible to complete a degree both in English and in Finnish.
Alongside short and long-term mobility programmes, opportunities for international interaction are provided by various intensive courses, trainee schemes, seminars and study projects and international exhibitions etc.
Agreements on cooperation have been signed with over 196 European and overseas university and colleges. There are collaborating universities on all the continents, and in recent years relations have particularly been reinforced with Southeast Asia and South America.
Networked international cooperation is one of the characteristic features of the school. The Cumulus organization coordinated by the school is unique in its field: the world's only global cooperative forum representing education and research in the fields of art, design and media.