Aalto Digi Strengths

Aalto is #1 in Finland, and in the best 1% worldwide. See the left-hand panel for our main research areas in digitalization.

Leading university in Finland

Aalto University is the leading university in Finland in the field of digitalization in the number of students, professors, publications and funding:

  • Over 400 Master's degrees and about 100 Doctoral degrees per year

  • Aalto's students earn about 100 000 study credit points in various fields of digitalization per year

  • About 80 professors directly focused on digitalization, and another 80 in applications

  • 50 MEur competitive research funding per year

In the best 1% universities worldwide

In a worldwide comparison, Aalto is ranked into 150-200 in the most important university ranking systems in the field of ICT. That is, Aalto belongs to the best 1% of all universities. For example:

  • Aalto's Computer Science field continues its rise in the National Taiwan University (NTU) Ranking and placed 73rd in year 2017. The NTU Ranking is based on the analysis of publication and citation data included in the Clarivate Analytics Web of Science database, which emphasises volume in addition to influence. For a university such as Aalto that is specialised in various fields, field-specific rankings are more informative than general rankings. University of Oulu was listed as no. 216 and University of Helsinki as no. 219. Aalto University placed 350th in the NTU's general ranking. The National Taiwan University Ranking (NTU) is published annually on Taiwan's National Day on 10 October 2017.

  • At Microsoft Academic Search, Aalto is the 11th best university in the world, and the best European university, in the field of "computer science / machine learning and pattern recognition", in terms of publication citations.
  • In a recent USN&WR university ranking Aalto was ranked 83th in computer science, the only Finnish university in top 100, and 20th among European universities! See more on computer science results in this page. The U.S. News rankings, based on schools' academic research and reputation, allow students to compare universities around the world.

Showcases of Aalto's research excellence in the area

Aalto also cooperates strongly with other players in the field: Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT is a joint institute of Aalto and University of Helsinki. EIT Digital is a large European research and innovation network having one node at Helsinki, at Aalto University.

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