School of Arts, Design and Architecture began operations at the start of the year

02.01.2012

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.

The new school began operations on 1 January 2012.

Professor Helena Hyvönen acts as Dean of the school. Hyvönen was Dean of Aalto University School of Art and Design.

A special jury consisting of the management of Aalto University and the new school, experts, students and a representative of the alumni decided on a new name for the school with the help of suggestions from a name competition organised in the autumn. The English version of the school’s name is Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, and the Swedish name Aalto-universitetets högskola för konst, design och arkitektur.

"The new school is a wonderful opportunity for Aalto University to strengthen its profile and international interest," states Dean Helena Hyvönen. "Combining teaching and research related to humanistic and cultural traditions and the environment in the same school is also important for society. At the same time, it will help to strengthen the status of architecture, art, media and design in the Finnish culture and economy and society at large," outlines Helena Hyvönen, Dean of Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture.

The website for the new school will be updated between January and February.

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