Special status associations
Networking with company representatives on career nights and company visits! Learning more about economic issues through panel discussions. Enjoying a summer picnic with amazing students. Feeling the international vibe on study trips around the world. This is Aalto Economics – a student organization taking care of economics-minded students’ interests, well-being and future career paths.
Aalto Economics is proud of its connections with the Department of Economics and with leading economics-oriented companies. The goal is to offer the best contacts, knowledge and experience without forgetting to mention about all the fun and exciting student activities. Most of the events organized by Aalto Economics are held in Finnish excluding the study trips and some company excursions. Our board is chosen at our second annual meeting in December.
Aalto ISM ry
Aalto ISM is the association for students studying Information and Service Management in their Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees, in addition to people interested in the intersection of business and technology. We welcome all students and alumni from Aalto University to join us. Joining Aalto ISM allows you to tap into our social and professional network and gain a better vantage point in the job market. Your skills are seen as valuable by employers in several sectors and we work tirelessly to promote your degree to top employers.
Aalto ISM also organizes a variety of exciting events, ranging from excursions to the top technology and consulting companies to study trips and more relaxed gatherings such as the notorious Novemberfest which with the yearly board election are the grand finale of the Aalto ISM year.
Besides presenting students with great career opportunities and events, Aalto ISM aims to be an effective link between students and the Faculty to make sure your opinions will always be heard.
Aalto Marketing Society
Aalto Marketing Society (or AMS in short) is the association of marketing students at Aalto University School of Business in Finland. We represent all students who study marketing as their major both on bachelor and master’s levels as well as people who are just genuinely interested in all things related to marketing. As the name suggests, we are an ecosystem of marketing enthusiasts: AMS brings together students, alumni, companies and faculty members.
Annually we arrange dozens of events ranging from company case competitions, career evenings and training workshops to afterwork sessions, parties and study trips. As the voice of the marketing students, we participate actively in developing and improving the marketing studies at Aalto University School of Business.
Our mission is to increase the appreciation of marketing both in the Finnish society and in the business in general.
All in all, we are an active, friendly and open community of both future marketing professionals and people who are interested in marketing. Join us now!
Aalto Management and International Business, shortly MIB, is a subject club for all students interested in these subjects at Aalto University. Our aim is to lobby the interests of our student members, to connect our student members with the faculty of the M&IB department and to organize various activities such as company visits, training sessions and social gatherings for our members. The languages used in MIB are both English and Finnish.
Aalto University Doctoral Student Association – Aallonhuiput
Aalto University postgraduate student association – Aallonhuiput brings together all doctoral students and those interested in doctoral studies in Aalto University. The association organizes events on issues important to doctoral students and brings them together in free networking events. Aallonhuiput arranges, for example, debates, events in conjunction with companies, theme nights, and wine tasting. It has members from all the different schools of Aalto University.
Aallonhuiput was set up in autumn 2009 to continue the work of its successors, the Helsinki School of Economics postgraduate student association Thesis, and the Helsinki University of Technology postgraduate student association JOY. Initial associations had worked successfully since 2003, and 2004. The association’s objective is to stimulate discussion for improving postgraduate studies and to highlight issues that postgraduate students consider important.
Aallonhuiput informs on its activities in its website, mailing list, and Facebook and LinkedIn groups. If you are interested in our association and want to become a member and to join the mailing list please fill the form in our website. The membership is free.
Aalto University Business Students (KY)
Aalto University Business Students (KY) is an association whose primary reason to exist is to pursue its members’ interests and benefits as well as offer a unique community and opportunities to develop oneself. KY cherishes and maintains traditions and binds business students tightly together. On the other hand, it is extremely important for KY to be a part of the Aalto community and build its future together with students from other Aalto schools.
The association founded in 1911, offers its members benefits of many kinds and supports the operations on all three campuses – Otaniemi, Töölö and Mikkeli. To become a member one needs to be a degree student at Aalto University School of Business. However, many of KY’s events are also open for students of other fields.
Aalto University’s Guild of Electrical Engineering
Aalto University’s Guild of Electrical Engineering is an association of electrical engineering students in Aalto University. The guild was found in 1921 and it has now more than 500 members who are studying electrical engineering or are otherwise interested in the guild. The purpose of the guild is to serve the interests of its members at Aalto University and at the School of Electrical Engineering (ELEC). The guild also takes care of the well-being of its members, promotes professional skills and maintains teekkari spirit.
To counterbalance studying the guild arranges various events like parties, sauna evenings and sports. The guild room at Maarintie 8 serves as a meeting place for guild members. In the guild room, members can study, spend time and meet other members.
The guild organizes company visits and excursions. The guild uses same tools as in the business world. Professional competence and practicing electronics are supported also by maintaining electronics workshop where guild members can do their own projects.
The Guild of Architecture
The Guild of Architecture is the subject association for students of architecture and landscape architecture, operating within the Student Union of Aalto University. Though the guild was founded already in 1908, it is better known for its creative state of mind rather than long lasting traditions.
Among the tasks of the guild are promoting the students’ interests as well as arranging happenings which vary from parties to excursions and theatre visits. It also maintains a list of its students’ email-addresses which enables smooth communications between members of the guild and the Faculty of Architecture.
How to recognise a student of architecture. During festivities such as Wappu they dress in their white overalls and in other times their clothing consists of black and hipster-elements. Their annual festivity, Wähäjoulu, is held on December 5th.
The guild collaborates with other guilds in Otaniemi, but also with TOKYO and other guilds of architecture in Tampere and Oulu. Together these three guilds publish the Arkkitehtiopiskelija-magazine and arrange meetings during summertime and autumn.
Maja is a cabin in the woods of Sipoo. You can rent it out for a party or a relaxed night enjoying sauna. More information here.
The Guild of Automation and Systems Technology
The purpose of the Guild of Automation and Systems Technology is to connect the engineering students of Automation and Information Technology with that of Automation and Systems Technology as well as to promote their interests at the university and to inspire them to pursue professional and general social issues.
The majority of the students of the Guild of Automation and Systems Technology study in the Automation and Systems Technology degree program which allows the students, who were admitted on year 2009 and after, to study either Automation and Systems Technology or Communication Technology. For the students who were admitted during 2010-2012 the only major subject in the bachelor’s degree program is Automation and Systems Technology. Starting from the intake of 2013 the name of the program was changed to Automation and Information Technology and therefore Automation and Systems Technology was joined by a second major subject, Information Technology.
Inside the building for the departments of Industrial Engineering and Automation and Systems Technology (TUAS) our guild has a wonderful guild room named ASki which serves as place for taking a break between lectures, hanging out, working or playing games together, eating sweets and drinking coffee and sometimes even as a place for sitsit. In addition our guild has acquired a new place for tinkering and adjusting in the building of Electrical Engineering.
Inkubio ry is a guild in Aalto University for the students of bioinformation technology. We began as a student association in 2003 and gained a special status in 2007, hence being one of the youngest guild in Aalto University Student Union.
The guild aims to educate freshmen, provide activities and supervise their members’ rights. For example, Inkubio arranges parties, get-togethers, “sitsis” and other activities – some of them together with other guilds. The most glamorous event is the anniversary called Apoptoosi (apoptosis). In addition, Inkubio arranges excursions to companies on field.
Once a year an election is held to form a new administration for the guild. Under the administration has each manager his own committee. Under committee may all the members choose suitable tasks for themselves. For example, Inkubio publishes own paper called S’napsi.
In various events are members of Inkubio recognizable by their russet-colored overalls with white spots on the legs representing those of cows’.
Aalto Media Lab Student Association DADA is a student association, founded in November 2015 by the students of Media Lab Helsinki of Aalto University.
The association was founded to represent and connect Aalto University students from Media Lab and other students with interests in fields like new media, interactive design, media design and related subjects.
The association sets up events like company visits, showcasing events and performance evenings. Apart from events and activities the association actively works on student representation.
The Guild of Physics
The Guild of Engineering Physics and Mathematics at Aalto University is called Fyysikkokilta, FK in short, or the Guild of Physics in English. Fyysikkokilta was founded in 1947 and has nowadays around 450 members.
The Guild offers its members a variety of activities both in Otaniemi and outside it, organizes a large variety of events, offers different services, tutors and takes care of Engineering Physics freshmen and, perhaps the most importantly, represents students in the university’s administration. Guild’s office and club room is the Guild room, located at Undergraduate Centre (Otakaari 1), next to the Learning Hub.
Any member of the Aalto University student union can join Fyysikkokilta by contacting the board. The nominal membership fee is 8 euros.
Don’t hesitate to ask for more information!
GRRR ry – Organisation of the students of Visual Communication Design
GRRR ry is the student association for the students of Visual Communication Design (VCD) in the Department of Media at Aalto Arts, founded in 2006. We aim to enhance the everyday school life of VCD students by arranging freetime activities of low threshold: workshops and Drink & Draw evenings, for example. Our first year students arrange the traditional Tiistaibisse bar night on the first Tuesday of every month.
GRRR organizes two annual parties: a pre-christmas party and a spring party. In addition, the student association organises a 4D-fest, which totally happens.
All members of GRRR are also eager and talented graphic designers for hire! Please email your job ad with the details of 1) what needs to be done, 2) how fast, 3) with which skills & tools and 4) on what cost (pro bono gigs also welcome, if communicated clearly) to [email protected] OR to the chairperson, so GRRR will spread the word!
Information Networks Guild – Athene ry
Athene is the students’ guild of the Degree Programme of Information Networks. It is one of the youngest guilds at Aalto University. Despite the short history, Athene is very active in arranging lots of fun stuff for its members. Activities include e.g. sports events, parties and industry related events. Currently there are a little over 350 members.
Information Networks combines information society, business and art in a new way. The program educates new kinds of interdisciplinary Masters of Science in Engineering, who are able to lead professionals of different fields and operate as a link between the end users and the developers of high technology.
For more information about our activities and what it feels like to be an Athenian, check out our website. If you feel that you are one of us, you are very welcome to join!
Our guild room is called OLOhuone or more commonly Olkkari (meaning living room). It is the glass-cornered room located on the front left side, when you enter the CSE building. In Olkkari, you can find for instance fatboys and sofas, tables and chairs, computers, a small kitchen, a scanner and an Xbox – in addition to a bunch of nice Athenians!
The Chemistry Guild
The history of the Chemistry Guild begins from 1891; making it the oldest guild in Aalto University. The Chemistry Guild has few hundred members, so while we are not the biggest we are certainly the most beautiful guild. The Guild’s symbol is a white neon atom on a blue background. The official color of the Guild is blue although our overalls are red.
The Guild offers many kinds of activities in forms of sports, culture, excursions, sauna evenings and general get-togethers. The guild room invites members to enjoy coffee, games of corona, marjapussi and pärkkä and reading Tisle magazine.
Although not so visible, an important task of the Guild is supervision of the interests of its members. The Guild is represented in the School of Chemical Technology as well as in AYY and Aalto University. If something should be done differently tell it to the council members!
You can take an active role in the guild by becoming an official. Why not be a DJ, guild room responsible, songleader, cultural responsible, sports responsible, party responsible, general event helper, exam archive recorder, Tisle magazine journalist, www responsible or paparazzo? Ask the council what you can do!
The Guild of Mechanical Engineers
The Guild of Mechanical Engineers (KIK) is an organization for the mechanical and civil engineering students and the energy engineering students who started before 2012 in the Aalto University School of Engineering. The guild was founded in 1915 and is one of the biggest in Otaniemi with around 1000 members. KIK takes care of new students, makes the students’ voice heard in the administration and organizes various kinds of activities.
The guild throws parties, organizes cultural and sporting events, and sets up various industry visits and evenings. The most well-known event open for everyone is probably the guild’s annual autumn masquerade party. KIK’s anniversary party, Cuba Night, is held in March.
The Guild of Mechanical Engineers also offers a wide range of services to make the members’ lives easier in both their studies and free time. The services include for instance the guild room, a van, a welding machine, and job announcements.
Active and visible, the guild can often be seen in the media as well: With the Workshop Division’s crazy sledding vehicles and the guild’s reconditioned, pink caterpillar tractor the guild has caught the attention of the great public.
In addition to their grandiose pink overalls, guild members can be recognized by the YY, KAA, KO, NE! chant all over Finland.
Kooma is the student association for the students of Art Education in the Department of Art at Aalto Arts. We aim to enhance the everyday school life of the students by being up to date with what’s happening in the university and in the field of art education, and by making the students’ voices heard at the executive level. We are also known for our events, such as parties, pop-up cafés and trips abroad, and for maintaining good community spirit in our branch of Aalto Arts.
KY Finance is a student organization for the Finance students at Aalto University School of Business. We bring together our key stakeholders: talented students, leading companies, faculty and alumni.
KY Finance offers exceptional events for students, both in Finland and abroad. Additionally, KY Finance has succeeded in building close partnerships with the most respected companies in the industry, providing contacts from the business world and high-quality job announcements for students.
If you would like to be a part of the KY Finance community by participating in events and receiving job advertisements, join our mailing list at http://kyfinance.fi . Also, follow us on Facebook @KY.Finance, Instagram @ky.finance and LinkedIn @KY Finance!
The Guild of Surveying Engineering
The Guild of Surveying Engineers (Maanmittarikilta, MK), established in 1901, is the oldest student guild in Finland which still receives new students every year. Even though our guild is at respectful age, our activities are still fresh and energetic. Guild has around 400 members, who are brought together by common interest towards built environment, real estate economics, spatial planning and transportation engineering, creative sustainbility, geoinformatics, and studying at Aalto University, School of Engineering. The guild organized all kind of event throughout the whole academic year.
At the guild room, that is in the same building as Konetalo 1 (Otakaari 4), all members and others interested in the guilds activity are warmly welcome to spend time there with a cup of coffee and chit chat or with for example a board game!
Probba Ry is the official student organization of Aalto University School of Business, Mikkeli Campus. For more information about Aalto BIZ Mikkeli, check out http://biz.aalto.fi/fi/studies/mikkeli/. Probba was founded in 1989, the same year as the original BBA-program. This is also where the name Probba originates from; Pro BBA, Latin for “For BBA”. Later the program was changed into BScBA, but the name for Probba remained the same.
All the members are entitled to participate in Probba’s activity, which includes numerous events such as the famous Probba Orientation Week, Grand Annual Ball, Career Day and many theme parties especially during the autumn months. We are proud of our crowd and we welcome new students every year with a special way. The Mikkeli spirit is a unique, unforgettable experience that can’t be explained – you have to come and see for yourself!
Nuoret Designerit Ry
Nuoret Designerit Ry, or as commonly known, NuDe is the subject association of the Department of Design at Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture. We aim to make the students’ lives better and take care of the student advocacy of the department. NuDe is also a community for everyone interested in design and art at Aalto.
NuDe organizes parties, excursions and seminars to bring the students together amongst each other, the Aalto-community and the whole design-scene of Finland
Form the fall of 2018, NuDe’s space is located in Otaniemi, Otakaari 1, K-wing. Come and say hi!
Prosessiteekkarit ry is a University association, which was founded in 2012 as a result of the degree reform in the School of Chemical Technology. The association is still young, but its operations became fully functional in autumn 2013 as the new freshmen arrived. The association guides freshmen from the Chemical and Bioproduct Technology degree programmes as well as from the Material Science and Engineering degree programme.
We are a non-profit association within the Student Union of Aalto-yliopisto and our mission is to bring together the students of the School of Chemical Technology. We aim to promote our members’ societal audibility, mental and social wellbeing and improve the position of our students within the University. Our goal is to awaken and maintain our members’ interest in both professional and societal questions by introducing them to their degree programmes. Above all we want to encourage our members to aim for creative and teekkari-like activities. To achieve our goals we actively organize meetings, parties, excursions and other social events.
Forest Products Guild
Puunjalostajakilta (PJK, pronounced somewhat like [Po: yie: kho:]) was founded in 1945 and has around 140 members. The guild organises events, activities and excursions for students who are interested in wood and bioproduct technology. The main goal is to provide balance to the hard schoolwork, unify students around Finland and introduce the working life opportunities.
Among many events arranged by PJK, the highlight of the year is the annual ball “Kuumahionta”, which is held in March. PJK has a long history and good relationships with the forest products industry and this is also reflected in our logo, as it represents an old watermark that was used in the wood products. We arrange excursions to various companies related to our studies and we represent our guild during visits.
Our guild room is located in the PUU1 building (Vuorimiehentie 1). We welcome all our members and everyone else interested in our guild to have a cup of coffee with a joyful and cheerful company!
For further information, please visit our website and feel free to contact PJK’s board or International Officer.
The Guild of Civil Engineers
The Guild of Civil and Environmental Engineers (IK) at the Aalto University gathers all students of energy and environmental technology and Computational Engineering-line students under one roof, acting as a student association and looking after the students’ interests. Among other things, the Guild plans and organizes cultural benefits, sports activities, academic ‘sitsi’-parties as well as traditional partying. The Guild also organizes lots of events for the university freshmen. The Guild handles much of the informing of its members on topical things and events, handles relations between different faculties, guilds and the corporate world, affecting academic matters as well as taking care of day-to-day activities. IK aims to fulfill the hopes and expectations of its members in the best way possible.
The guild itself is run by the Guild Council: guild members who have been elected for the duration of one year by the guild members. All activities within the guild are organized by the council with the help of volunteering committee workers. All guild activities and positions are completely voluntary.
The Guild was founded in 1913 and has both a long and distinguished history luckily, the Guild doesn’t show its age, and is both active and youthful even today! Popular activities within the Guild include all kinds of freshmen activities, the annual ‘Hermannisitsi’ ball as well as the ‘½Hermanni’-sitsi. The Guild offers its members other annual events as well, such as the Guild’s Foreign Excursion, ‘Kotimaan Pitkä’ (or National Long-haul), which is an annual excursion around Finland. In addition, the Guild offers cruises, sauna get-togethers, ‘sitsi’-parties, company excursions and so on, both on its own as well as with other guilds. The Guild also has its own Guild room and quarterly magazine, Ruutiset.
For more information on the guild, events and how to join, visit our website!
Student Association TOKYO is a student organization which aims to bring together students of Aalto University’s School of Arts, Design and Architechture as well as its former students, the alumni. TOKYO supports the goals of the students by taking an active role in public discourse in and out of Aalto University.
The purpose of TOKYOs existence is to act as a link in between its members and to encourage the students of School of Arts, Design and Architecture to encounter with the alumni of their field. TOKYO arranges support to studies and monitors both education policy and educational matters. Among other things the association’s activities include co-operation with Student Union AYY and Aalto University.
In addition to providing a shoulder to cry on, TOKYO also takes care that our student culture shines bright like a diamond.The TOKYO folks are known to be very pleasant, funny and oh so wonderful bunch of people. Thus, it is natural that they meet on a regular basis to spend time together, would it be for Finland’s biggest masquerade (aka Arabia Maskerad) or some smallern scale events (such as lunch discos or The teacher of the Year -ballot).
The Computer Science Guild
The Computer Science Guild (TiK) is the student association for computer science students, founded in 1986. The guild has approximately 900 student members, most of whom study computer science at Aalto University School of Science (SCI).
The guild has diverse activity: The guild assists in your studies, keeps up contact with the Department of Computer Science, organizes various events for free time and visitations to companies, and initiates freshmen (“fuksis”) to the teekkari lifestyle.
You can recognize a member of the Computer Science Guild from his all-black overalls with a stylized @-sign with a tassel printed at the back, which is the unofficial logo of the guild.
The Guild of Industrial Engineering and Management – Prodeko
The Guild of Industrial Engineering Prodeko is one of the smallest, but also the most active guilds of Otaniemi. Prodeko acts as a link between the students of Industrial Engineering and Department of Industrial Engineering, the Aalto University Student Union and the corporate world. Prodeko also organizes leisure activities, these include the so-called professional activities, as well as sauna events and parties.
Club of Industrial Engineering Prodeko established in 1966 for students of Industrial Engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Since then, the Industrial Engineering has become a separate area of studies, club became a guild and its activities have become of top quality. Guild offers its members, majoring in industrial engineering, as well as others interested in industrial engineering, events,celebrations, sauna evenings, trips, company visits, the guild room, coffee, student counseling, advocacyand good company.
The Guild of Materials and Metallurgy Students VK
Vuorimieskilta (VK) is a society for students interested in Materials Science and Engineering at Aalto University. It was founded in 1947. The guild can be referred to as the Guild of Materials and Metallurgy Students in English.
The guild organizes many different activities for its members. There are for example parties, “sitsit” dinner parties, sport events and sauna evenings. On 30th of April the guild organizes Beer relay and Vappu lunch. The annual ball is on the last Friday of November.
Internationality is important for the guild, especially in the form of the IFMMS International Student Weeks with friend guilds all over Europe. We have well-knit relations with industry and organize many excursion visits to see the industry in mostly the fields of metals and mining. The guild also takes care of the relations between the students and the School of Chemical Engineering, as well as has representatives in different committees and councils of the university.
Our guild is one of the smallest ones in Otaniemi, but we are known as a loud and lively guild!