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We are building the new Aalto campus.
And it just happens to be a heart-shaped campus.
Tell us your own heart campus story - whether it is from Arabia, Töölö or Otaniemi - and show your support for the future generations of game changers.
We have a soft spot in our Heart for you. Pick your own piece of the heart and donate 100 euros. There are only 200 hearts available.
“Students taking over the university premises, starting accelerators, incubators, events, hackathons, and venture funds. Globally speaking it is something revolutionary, truly unique thing. I don’t know any other case among the 6000 or so universities educating entrepreneurship in the world that would have an academic program initiated by their students. The Aalto Ventures Program, my home base at Aalto – was a student-driven initiative. Students also stole my moose! I brought it from home, as there was no proper space for it there, and students made it the AVP mascot. Now it’s in our logo and in all our student marketing material, and the moose is there on the wall, greeting everyone visiting AVP.” – Olli Vuola, Head of Aalto Ventures Program
"It took me a while to develop a crush on studying, but with the student community, it was love at first sight. My "original” study plan has been repeatedly side tracked, but it has brought me to where I am now. During these years, I have learned great deal about the world, this community and myself. I have had a chance to put a cap on the Manta statue while champagne corks were raining from the sky, and I have sacrificed my hair on the Mursujaislava. I have got life-long friends and experienced great love. I have also seen how the young and eager Aalto has grown and developed, so I could not have chosen a better time to study here. Aalto is not ready yet, but neither am I. Fortunately we can grow together." With love, from Rosa Nylèn, student at Aalto School of Business
"Tutkinto ilman opiskelijaelämää olisi kuin purjevene ilman tuulta – kertyneitä taitoja olisi mahdotonta soveltaa, saatikka laajentaa, eikä itse matkakaan olisi niin nautinnollinen. Onneksi kuitenkin Aallossa vallitsee miellyttävä myötätuuli, joka vauhdittaa jokaisen opiskelijan elämää sopivalla tavalla. Jotkut meistä kääntävät jokaisen kiven sotkeutuen mitä ihmeellisimpiin projekteihin. Itse uskon edustavani juuri tätä lahkoa – kuinka muuten voisinkaan selittää venyneet opinnot, kaikki uudet ystävät sekä esimerkiksi sen, kuinka päädyin kahdesti saman vuoden aikana MTV3:n loppukevennykseen? Hienoimmat muistot ovatkin kertyneet niistä projekteista, joiden kannustin on ollut yhdessä tekeminen. " Hannes Kallioinen, konetekniikan diplomi-insinööri vm-2017
"My job, as a source of inspiration, has always been the desire to build cross-cutting bridges between actors from different sectors. As the Rector of the University of Art and Design (UIAH), my main task was to steer UIAH to become a part of Aalto. The university community has allowed me a vantage point to changes in working life. At one time, this community gave me and my fellow students the acquirements to profession and identity – resulting in us becoming who we are today! I give my support to the future of education, research and artistic activities and I invite you to join as well." Helena Hyvönen, Textile artist, Professor emerita
"As a student at Aalto University, I've witnessed a very very different kind of university. Aalto is built up around the hundreds of associations, student unions, Slushes and Speksis. I've seen people empowered to make seemingly impossible things happen. Things like renting a train, filling it up with students and taking it from Helsinki through Siberia to Beijing while holding co-learning sessions and lectures for those on board. Or having an idea of building an international technology conference in Helsinki, and building it up to the 20,000 person gathering we call Slush today. Aalto has a critical role in educating the game changers of tomorrow, and that's why I support this campaign." Miki Kuusi, CEO Wolt, Founder of Slush
"Studying for and receiving a Master's degree from the School of Business has had a profound impact on my professional life so far. It was a combination of many factors: the actual academic substance, much of it in English and taught by international faculty, the possibility to study abroad, and the wonderful extracurricular activities made possible by the Student Union. The friendships forged during those years have stayed throughout the years. All this is priceless, and while it cannot be measured by financial metrics, I strongly feel that it is only fair to give something back to the source of such privileges. I'm sure all the alumni recognize the impact the School has had in their lives, and I would encourage everyone to get involved in supporting our School for the future." - Salla Vainio, CEO of Fondia, Alumni of the Year
”Tulin Otaniemeen 2001 ja sen jälkeen kaikki on ollut toisin. Aalto-sali on ylittämätön auditorioloistossaan kun se on täynnä, kun luentolatauksen elämyksellinen vyöry tarttuu osallistujiin ja keskittyneen ajattelun tanssiva liike avaa näköalat eteenpäin. ”Esa, saanko esitellä - äitini”, opiskelija saattaa sanoa luennon jälkeen tai jo ovella, kun otan osallistujia vastaan. Halu kasvaa, intohimo ymmärtää, kurottautuminen kohti "parempia enkeleitämme” - Lincolnin sanoin - on universaali innostuksen aihe. Se on syy, miksi rakastan Otaniemeä, omaa sydämen kampustani, tätä laajakaistayhteyttä toisiin ihmisiin.” Professori Esa Saarinen
"I ended up at Aalto by mistake. In 2009, I studied visual journalism as my minor, when I found out about a ME310 product development course. During the course I studied product development both in Otaniemi and in California. I slept at the Design Factory while simultaneously renovating the Aalto Venture Garage during the days and nights. I started many new sentences, but rarely ended them with full stops. I learned about teams, mechanical engineering, coding, organizing events, philosophy, and especially about myself. In order to become great in something, you need to do it over again a thousand times. The years at Aalto changed me for good." Linda Liukas, Programmer and author
“The most fun and awarding, but also the most difficult moments that I have experienced, have been together with my students. Our projects have required lifting a car up in a telephone pole, or building a shooting range in the cellar of a lab space. The most demanding thing is to give support even when things don’t go so smoothly. When your students or the projects face difficulties or real obstacles or we are just simply running out of time - the most crucial factor is that you never leave the students alone. Those moments create the magic of learning. If you wish to strengthen the cooperation between the different study fields, join me in supporting Aalto University. Because all you need is love, engineering, design and business.” Kalevi “Eetu” Ekman, Professor at Aalto University, Founder of Design Factory
“It’s fun to return back to my roots after several years working abroad for Nokia and Kone. Being an engineer – or “eternal technical student” as we say it – is a major part of my identity, and I feel strongly that Otaniemi Campus is my spiritual home. Here I found my husband, my first jobs and a circle of friends with whom I’ve stayed in close contact over the years. During my study time in the 1990’s I was interested in multidisciplinary learning. Back then, you had to go a long way to apply and study for different degrees. I’m a University of Helsinki graduate with a M.Sc. degree in political science majoring in communication and economics. At the same time, I studied industrial engineering and information technology at TKK and graduated with a M.Sc. in Technology. Aalto students are really lucky, that they can now combine different disciplines within one University. “ Kati Hagros, CDO Aalto University
Is your group amongst the active ones?
We believe that the future is already made today. Innovations. Creativity. New enterprises. Jobs. New knowledge and talents. Human growth. Well-being for us all.
The whole Aalto University's The Future is Made Today fundraising campaign goal is to obtain 20 million euros in donations by the end of June 2017.
This Heart Campus Challenge is part of the Future is made today campaign.
You can give your donation to Aalto without any publicity via this Heart Campus site or via our regular online giving form aalto.fi/donate. Just choose the "I do not wish to be listed publically as a donor" tick box .
Or if you would rather make a small anonymous gift, you can also give €10 or €20 via sending a sms message AALTO10 or AALTO20 to the phone number 16499 or you can donate through our aalto.fi/pikalahjoitus site.
Because we believe that the world needs new ideas, creative talents, cutting-edge research, entrepreneurship and new types of leadership. We need the courage to take a leap into the unknown and to try new things. In order to make this happen, we need additional resources which allow us to be more flexible and bold in our work.
Every donation and supporter counts for us. Every euro is an investment in future talents and new generations of game changers in Aalto.
For pioneering research and educating new experts and creative talents. These tasks require investments and extra contributions made for the future. Donations will give us better possibilities and flexibility to keep up with international competition also in the long term.
You can donate to Aalto University in general, or to one of our study fields - art, design and architecture, business and economics or technology and science.
You can make the gift via several different channels:
You can make the donation in this Heart Campus campaign via Credit card payment option (Stripe) or via Online bank options (Paytrail). You can also decide here if you don't wish to get any publicity for your donation.
If you prefer to donate via our normal online bank form, you can find it here: aalto.fi/donate
Or if you would rather make a small anonymous gift, you can also give €10 or €20 via sending a sms message AALTO10 or AALTO20 to the phone number 16499 or you can donate through our aalto.fi/pikalahjoitus site. These sms and mobile donation options work in all Finnish phone operators and the donation amount goes to your phone bill.
If you want to receive an official gift receipt e.g. for your tax deduction purposes, please contact our donor engagement team, Anne Hirvonen (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further info.
Aalto University reports private donations to National Board of Taxes, assuming that the amount of one's donations within a year is at least 850 euros and that Aalto has all the required information, including your social security number. More info: giving.aalto.fi/donating
As many as possible, of course. :)
Well, actually our main goal in this Heart campus campaign is to invite as many donors as possible and strengthen our relations with our students and alumni. Every euro and contribution counts for us. So, we value your contribution - with or without the many zeros.
Donations made by organizations or individuals are eligible for tax deductions for tax payers in Finland. For individuals the annual tax deductible donation sum should be minimum €850 per year. The total donation sum may consist of separate installments. Read more about the donation deductions for individuals: Tax Deductions
Yes, your donation is equally valuable to us. In more detailed questions and concerns, please contact our donor engagement team: giving.aalto.fi/contact
We invite you to participate in the many interesting events and seminars organized in Aalto University and on the campuses. See: aalto.fi
Or if you are our alumn, you can join our Mentoring Programme and mentor our student. The search for new mentors is activated this Spring. See more info about the mentoring: alumninet.aalto.fi/mentoring
For further info about Aalto, contact: Nora Rahnasto (email@example.com)
Aalto University's The future is made today fundraising campaign runs till the end of June 2017. Our goal is to obtain 20 million euros in donations before July 2017. The Finnish government has committed to capitalize universities by up to three times the sum of donations collected by the universities. Donations to the university may be earmarked for one of Aalto’s three fields of education – business studies, arts, or technology. However, an earmarked donation is eligible for governmental matching funding only if the donation is 10,000 euros or more.
This Heart Campus Challenge is part of the Future is made today campaign.
Aalto's Fundraising permit:
Aalto University has a fundraising permit granted by the National Police Board. The permit is valid from 13 October 2014 through 31 December 2017 throughout Finland, except for the Åland Islands. The number of the fundraising permit is POL-2014-12399.
For more detailed questions, please contact donor engagement team's Nora Rahnasto (firstname.lastname@example.org / +358 50 362 2243).