Life in the Campus

Life in the Campus

The most versatile district in Espoo

The main university campus in Otaniemi, Espoo, supports Aalto University's vision of building an innovative society. All core functions of the university will be centered in Otaniemi by 2021.

The growing and developing Otaniemi brings together researchers, teachers and students from the fields of technology, economics, arts and design. The campus will evolve into a unique cooperation hub that also attracts partners from around the world. An open and experimental campus inspires its users to make innovation and share ideas.

The area and its surroundings are home to the head offices of many of Finland's largest companies and a number of smaller businesses, offering more than 10,000 jobs in the area. The population of the Otaniemi district is more than 2,000 and more and more people are moving in to the area as housing production is becoming more diverse.

For Users of the Campus

For Users of the Campus

Palmia offers cleaning, and L&T offers minor repair, upkeep and outdoor maintenance services in buildings of Aalto University. If you observe any defects, please contact the maintenance company using the contact form available in Inside. In urgent cases, such as acute leaks, etc., please call the L&T emergency number (+358 10 636 2000).

Every building has a site manager appointed by Aalto CRE who is in charge of general building-related matters and larger projects. The contact details of each site manager are shown on lobby screens or notice boards.

We recycle effectively all waste produced on campus. All users of the campus should act following the principles of sustainable development and sort their waste – every building includes colour-coded waste containers for each waste fraction. The Helsinki Region Environmental Services Authority (HSY) collects biowaste from Aalto CRE buildings for composting at the biowaste processing plant in Ämmässuo, Espoo. This process produces soil for landscaping or materials for power and heat production.

When the tens of thousands of people who use the campus every day save water and energy, we can reduce our environmental load significantly. This has an impact on the execution of the energy efficiency agreement for facilities (TETS) signed with the state. The agreement is a critical part of the EU obligation to reduce emissions in the spirit of the Paris Agreement: Our actions are important.

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