Aalto University, Otakaari 1 B, 02150 Espoo, Finland
Markus Joutsela (Package Design Researcher/Lecturer)
Jouni Paltakari (Professor, Department of Forest Products Technology Aalto University School of Chemical Technology)
+358 50 409 4405
Aalto University is a university primarily located in Greater Helsinki, Finland. It was created as a merger of three leading Finnish universities: the Helsinki University of Technology (established 1849), the Helsinki School of Economics (established 1904), and the University of Art and Design Helsinki (established 1871). The close collaboration between the scientific, business and arts communities is intended to foster multi-disciplinary education and research. The Finnish government, in 2010, set out to create a university that has innovation built into its foundations, merging three institutions into one along the way, forming an entity that serves as Finland's model for an innovation university.
It now comprises six schools with over 19,000 students and 5,000 staff members, thus being Finland's third-largest university. The six schools of Aalto University are all renowned institutions in their respective fields.
School of Arts, Design and Architecture
The School of Arts, Design and Architecture is the largest of its kind in the Nordic countries and one of the most prestigious in the whole world. The school researches design, digital media, audiovisual presentation, art education and visual culture. The viewpoint of usefulness forms the foundation of artistic activity.
School of Business
The School of Business is one of the leading business schools in Europe and globally recognized for its management research and education in particular. It is the first Nordic business school to receive all three of the field’s international accreditations (AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS).
School of Chemical Technology
Areas of emphasis for the School of Chemical Technology include environment-friendly and energy-efficient processes, the diverse utilisation of wood and other biomaterials, new materials and their application, new engine fuels, the shaping of micro-organisms and enzymes as well as novel pharmaceuticals and biomaterials.
School of Electrical Engineering
Important research areas at the School of Electrical Engineering include traditional electronics, electrotechnology and telecommunications technology. Micro- and nanotechnology have also been emphasised by researchers in recent years. There are almost two dozen research units, which focus on subjects ranging from acoustics to intelligent power electronics.
School of Engineering
The School of Engineering researches and teaches fields that encompass all aspects of our built environment. Climate warming, energy conservation and the sustainable utilisation of natural resources form the focal areas of both research and education.
School of Science
The School of Science engages in world-class fundamental research, the results of which it uses to develop scientific and technological applications. The fields of computation and modelling, materials research as well as ICT and media account for a large share of the research performed at the School.
Aalto University is a foundation-based university.
The 21st IAPRI World Conference on Packaging will take place between 19-22 June in Zhuhai, China. It is hosted by Jinan University and Hunan University of Technology. For more information please click here
The IAPRI Symposium in Lausanne (9-12 May) attracted delegates over 130 delegates from 20 countries. There were 99 papers in total out of which 69 are oral.
Marie Rushton, IAPRI Secretary General says 'This excellent event brought researchers from all over the world to network and develop strong links'