Programme director

Programme director for the whole IDBM programme: Ville Eloranta 

Programme coordination

IDBM programme coordination and support, IDBM Programme Committee

Office hoursContact information

Anna-Mari Saari

IDBM Programme Manager

By appointment 

Aalto Väre R201

Study counselling

NameProgrammeOffice hoursContact information
Naoko NakagawaIDBM ARTSBy appointment

tel. +358 50 3613 928

Aalto Väre R201

Please email your questions. When a meeting is needed, meeting/telephone/zoom time is agreed by email.

Anna-Mari Saari

Anni Santala


By appointment

ARTS Student Services


+358 50 342 9758 (Mon-Fri 9 - 15)

Email: (primarily for students) (primarily for faculty and external customers)

Postal address:

Learning Services
Aalto University School of Art, Design and Architecture
P.O. BOX 31000 (room M311)
00076 AALTO

Street address

Learning Services Lounge M311, Väre, Otaniementie 14 (Mon-Wed 9-14, Thu 12-15)

Otakaari 1 (Undergraduate centre, Bachelor's Programmes)

The Student Services of School of Art, Design and Architecture does not have their own, specialised student service desk. Most cases can be handled via email, phone or by appointment. You are welcome to visit our meeting point LES Lounge (Väre 3rd floor room M311).

ARTS Student Services has a moderated email-list students-arts. Student Services are responsible for distribution of content and information. The main purpose of the list is to inform study and administrative related matters to all ARTS students. Event or exhibition notifications related to ARTS teaching or studying can be distributed on list. Individual student´s, organizations´or external stakeholder´s notifications or other communication materials can´t be distributed on this list.

Starting Point - student services office

The Student Services offers general guidance to students, regarding e.g.

  • general guidance to start getting help on any issues
  • enrollment
  • study rights
  • certificate of attendance
  • transcripts of records

Reach us via email on these matters:

  • non-degree studies
  • degree certificates
  • studies in other Aalto School or other universities
  • international students can also contact the office with questions regarding immigration or other practical issues

Aalto ARTS Learning Services

The departments have planning officers and study coordinators in charge of advising students with study related matters. If you have general questions regarding the studies, you can turn to the staff of the programme or major.

Note: Email addresses are in the form firstname.lastname[a] (for letters such as ä or ö, use a and o instead)

Check the meeting point for reserved meetings from the coordinator. Most meetings for Master's students are held in room M311 at Väre and Otakaari 1 A-wing, room A110 for Bachelor students or remotely (Zoom, Teams).

Joint School Learning Services

Manager of Learning ServicesIiris Kauppila+358 50 598 7650

Student Services Team Leader, JOO studies, Internal Mobility, Non-degree Studies

Virva Sointu+358 50 470 8580

Teaching Services Team Leader, Planning Officer

Curriculum Design
Sari Tarvainen+358 50 502 7718

External Customers' Services, Team Leader, Planning Officer
Student Admissions

Anna-Kaisa Antinoja

+358 50 467 2734

Student Services, Study Affairs SecretaryKirsti Niemensivu+358 50 544 1490
Centre for General Studies

Tuula Jääskeläinen

Juhana Harju

+358 50 911 0381 Reserve a time

+358 50 465 7078


Language studies


Pulmu Föhr-Siltavuori+358 50 599 7932

International services, Incoming exchange students

Suvi Lähteenmäki

+358 50 4630210 Reserve a time

Outgoing exchange studiesJohanna Virta

+358 50 358 0886 Reserve a time

International education projects, Staff exchange, Internships abroad and in Finland, internship support

Hanna Karkku+358 50 562 7709
Specialist, pedagogyTiina Pylkkönen+358 50 520 1033
Doctoral ProgrammePäivi Väätänen

Learning ICT, Oodi, Sisu; Tuition fee related issues, Planning Officer

Jaakko Kölhi+358 50 596 8806 Reserve a time
Credit transfer, study right extensionAnne Rautanen+358 50 441 3033
Orientation, tutoringTiina Kononen+358 50 410 0360

Aalto ARTS degree programme's contact information

Department of Architecture

Architecture (BA)Heidi Tukiainen

+358 50 464 1102

Architecture (MA)

Creative Sustainability in Architecture

Sanna Tekonen+358 50 595 0406
Landscape ArchitectureNiina Tikkanen+358 50 5138 480 Reserve a time
Urban Studies and PlanningTuula Jääskeläinen+358 50 911 0381 Reserve a time
Interior ArchitectureHanna Nyemba+358 50 514 2889

Department of Art

Art EducationViivi Poutiainen

+358 50 3077 267 Reserve a time

Visual Culture and Contemporary Art (ViCCA)

Nordic Visual Studies Art Education (NoVA)

Kuura Koivu+358 50 4642712 Reserve a time

Department of Design

Contemporary Design

BA in Design

Mervi Palva+358 50 5138180 Reserve a time

Collaborative and Industrial Design
Co-operation and coordination with Shanghai D&I

Study coordinator for CoID Tongji-students

Sanna Väisänen

+358 50 562 5776  Reserve a time

Creative Sustainability

International Design Business Management

Study coordinator for CS and IDBM Tongji-students

Master of European Design (MEDes)

Naoko Nakagawa

+358 50 361 3928 Reserve a time

Fashion,Clothing and Textile Design (MA)Anne Rautanen

+358 50 441 3033 Reserve a time

Design, Fashion (BA)

Kristiina Tengvall

+358 50 352 4709 Reserve a time

Department of Film, Television and Scenography

Film and Television (majors in BA level)

University Wide Art Studies

Juhana Harju

+358 50 465 7078

Film and Television (MA)

Ilona Virtanen

+358 50 315 2150 Reserve a time

Costume Design, Production Design and ScenographyTiina Kononen+358 50 4100360
Animation (MA)

Riina Kontkanen

+358 50 518 4980

Department of Media

Visual Communication Design (BA)Nina Sjölund+358 50 380 6541 Reserve a time

Visual Communication Design (MA)

Riina Kontkanen

+358 50 518 4980

PhotographyJaakko Kölhi+358 50 596 8806 Reserve a time
New Media

Erika Syväniemi

for students:
for teachers:

Starting Point

Visiting address: Undergraduate centre, Otakaari 1, room Y199a, Otaniemi campus. Find us on the map.
Opening hours: Monday–Friday, 12.00–15.00 (no appointments in advance needed)
Tel.: +358 29 442 9280 (open Mon–Fri 9.00–11.00 and 12.00–15.00)

Starting Point is an approachable service where you can ask about anything; we’ll direct you to the right place.

Starting Point takes care of e.g.

  • enrolment
  • student status certificates
  • official transcripts of records (you can order an official digitally-signed transcript of records from Sisu)

School of Business HelpDesk

Visiting address: Ekonominaukio 1, room Y115.
Service hours: Tue at 12-14, Thu at 13-15 NB! Closed 23.6.-7.8. Even though HelpDesk is closed you will reach us by email and phone.
Tel+358 40 353 8107, +358 50 470 3731

At HelpDesk you can get advice on practical questions concerning your studies and right to study, such as:

  • Graduation and diplomas
  • Application for extension to the right to study
  • Application for readmission
  • The Flexible Study Rights Agreement (JOO)
  • Non-degree studies

Personal study counselling by appointment (see contact information below).

Sisu clinics for students in August

You can attend the clinics if you are having technical problems with HOPS (personal study plan) or course registration in Sisu. You can join the clinic at any time during the session. The questions are answered in Finnish and English.


Clinics in August and during the orientation week:

  • Week 33: Tue 16.8. at 10-11, Wed 17.8. at 10-11, Fri 19.8. at 10-11
  • Week 34: Mon 22.8. at 10-11, Wed 24.8. at 10-11, Fri 26.8. at 10-11
  • Week 35 (orientation week): Mon 29.8. at 10-11, Tue 30.8. at 14-15, Wed 31.8. at 10-11, Thu 1.9. at 14-15, Fri 2.9. at 10-11

Study counselling

Last and first name

Areas of responsibility

Contact information

Hirvensalo Jenni

Bachelor's admissions
Student counselling for 1st year B.Sc. students (Bachelor's admissions) (Student counselling)
Ekonominaukio 1, room Y115
040 353 8105

Teemu Järvi

HelpDesk services
Non-degree studies 
Ekonominaukio 1, room Y115
040 353 8107

Lahti PiaCoordination and development of degrees/programs
Presenting official of academic affairs in the school’s expert bodies
Ekonominaukio 1, room Y115
050 512 4204
Leikola RiikkaCoordination of curriculum / teaching
Ekonominaukio 1, room Y115
050 512 2596

Salla Mäkinen

Student counselling for 1st year B.Sc. students (Student counselling) 
Ekonominaukio 1, room Y115
050 413 0861

Nurmi TanjaGraduation / MSc diplomas
Dean's list & Ilkka Kontula grants
Exemption applications for language requirements
Ekonominaukio 1, room Y115
040 353 8108

Hämäläinen Elli

Individual study arrangements
Ekonominaukio 1, room Y115
040 353 8141

Schultz Annika

Master's admissions
Double degree admissions (Master's admissions)
Ekonominaukio 1, room Y115
050 430 3093

Toivio EmmiBSc diplomas
Study right extensions
non-degree study rights
Ekonominaukio 1, room Y115
050 470 3731

SISU guidanceSISU guidance for School of Business students

Planning officers of the departments and programmes

Programme specific study counselling and personal study plans (PSP or HOPS). You can reach your planning officer via

Last and first name

Department / Programme

Contact information

Yrjänäinen Elina

040 353 8110
Ekonominaukio 1, room Y115

Book a time for a meeting here

Kuisma Petra

050 431 0566
Ekonominaukio 1, room Y115

Book a time for a meeting here

Haarala Johanna

Information and Service Management
050 366 7355
Ekonominaukio 1, room Y115

Book a time for a meeting here

Hämäläinen ElliBusiness Analytics & Global Management

040 3538141

Ekonominaukio 1, room Y115

Kuparinen Anna

Accounting / Accounting, Business Law
050 376 5328
Ekonominaukio 1, room Y115

Book a time for a meeting here

Penttinen Tatiana

040 353 8401
Ekonominaukio 1, room Y115

Book a time for a meeting here

Halminen KatiManagement studies / B.Sc. students majoring in Management, Creative Sustainability, People Management and Organizational Development, Strategic Management in a Changing World, Management and International Business, Entrepreneurship and Innovation
050 5342 204
Ekonominaukio 1, room Y115

Saari Anna-Mari

040 353 3833
Väre, room R201

Luomala ViljaGeneral student counselling for B.Sc. students, personal study plans in Sisu

050 520 1342
Ekonominaukio 1, room Y115

Book a time for a meeting here

Lehtinen HanneDoctoral
Ekonominaukio 1, Y115
050 383 6194

International Affairs / Student Exchange Services

Last and first nameAreas of responsibilityContact information

Huovinen-Kiuru Sanna

Outgoing exchange students
Ekonominaukio 1, Y115
040 353 8370

Krigsholm Sanna

Outgoing exchange students
Ekonominaukio 1, Y115
040 353 8116

Incoming exchange
Ekonominaukio 1, Y115
040 353 8370
Kurtbay Saila

Head of International Affairs
International collaboration and agreements
Ekonominaukio 1, Y115
040 353 8170

Aalto University School of Business

Postal address
Aalto University
School of Business
P.O. Box 21210
FI-00076 AALTO

Visiting address
Ekonominaukio 1
02150 Espoo

Student Service Desk

  • Visiting address: Building of Chemical Engineering, Kemistintie 1, room C208, ESPOO/Otaniemi
  • Postal address: P.O.Box 16100, 00076 AALTO, FINLAND
  • E-mail:
  • Telephone: +358 50 362 3017
  • Opening hours                                   

    Mon closed                  
    Tue 9.30–11.30                          
    Wed closed                                                  
    Thu 12.3014.30  Thu 26.5. closed (Ascension)
    Fri closed

    Exceptions: Thu 9.6. closed

The shared e-mail address of the student service desks of all the six schools of Aalto University:

At the Student Service Desk

  • you can enroll for the academic year
  • you can obtain a certificate of student status and an official transcript of records
  • you can make changes to your name and address in the student register
  • we take care of issues related to the registration of students and their rights to study, including waiving rights to study
  • you can collect your degree certificate                                                 



Study Affairs Secretary Pirjo Häkkinentel. +358 50 362 3017
Study Affairs Secretary Juha Oksatel. +358 50 449 1591
Study Affairs Secretary Kati Sumu

tel. +358 50 471 7391


Study advisors

Study advisors' pop-up clinic is located in the main lobby (Kemistintie 1).

Study advisor's reception time summer 2022:

If you have any questions regarding your studies or if you want to pick up your lab pass, you can come to the reception without an appointment time.

  • Wednesdays
  • Weeks: 24, 26, 29, 32, 33, 34
  • At: 9.00-11.00

In summer 2022 Charlotta Livman is acting as the study advisor for all programs. 

ProgramNameEmailTelegramReception hoursNB
CHEM Master's programCharlotta Livmanmsc-advisors-chem(at)




Weeks: 23, 27, 28, 30, 31

Student exchange

Student Mobility

Any questions regarding exchange studies please contact by email: international-chem(at)
or study advisor for exchange studies: kv-neuvoja-chem(at)

Kaisa Pulliainen

All destinations,

Asia for all tech students

Tel. +358 50 511 2079

firstname.lastnam(at) or

Reception by separate appointment.

Street address:
Kemistintie 1, 02150 Espoo
room D310

Mailing address:
PL 16100,
00076 AALTO

Heidi Flinkman

Erasmus- and Nordic countries
tel. +358 505768585
firstname.lastname(at) or 

Reception by separate appointment.

Street address:
Kemistintie 1, 02150 Espoo
room D310

Mailing address:
PL 16100,
00076 AALTO

Contact information

Student Service Desk: Room 1151, Maarintie 8,

Tel: study secretary: 050 305 1020 and 050 439 9053, student study advisors: 050 568 8242

Telegram: @opintoneuvojat

WhatsApp: 050 568 8242

Postal address

Visiting address

Phone numbers


Aalto University

School of Electrical Engineering
P.O. Box 15500 
00076 AALTO

Maarintie 8, Espoo

Learning Services (LES)

050 305 1020

050 439 9053

Aalto University
(09) 47001


At the Student Service Desk
  • you can get student certificates and transcripts of records are issued (you can get an official digitally-signed transcript of records via Sisu).
  • you may enroll for the academic year (primarily through Oili, please see instructions)
  • you can make changes to your name and address in the student register (primary address can also be changed using Sisu)
  • registration of students and issues related to study rights, inc. non-degree students, are handled
  • you can register to graduation ceremony or pick up your degree certificate after graduation

Visiting address: Otakaari 4, K1 building, room 102, ESPOO/Otaniemi

Postal address: Learning Services, P.O.Box 14100, 00076 AALTO, Finland
Telephone: +358 50 347 8230

Aalto University's shared helpdesk:

Our student service desk is open 
on Tuesdays 12–14 and on Thursdays 1315.

Exceptions in opening hours:

  • Closed on Thursday 2.6.2022
  • Closed 24.6.2022−8.8.2022 

Have a nice and sunny summer!

Mail for Learning Services can be dropped at the mail box outside of the glass doors of the Learning Services hallway in Otakaari 4.

Please, give feedback to improve the Student Service Desk:

Starting Point

Please note also that Aalto University’s joint Starting Point will serve you in Otakaari 1, Undergraduate Centre, room Y199. 
See opening hours.

  • Certificates of student status and attendance
  • Official transcript of records (you can also get an official digitally-signed transcript of records via WebOodi)
  • Annual enrolment for the academic year (primarily done online via WebOodi)
  • Changes of name and address for the student register

Student Services

Visiting address: Computer Science Building, Konemiehentie 2, 02150 Espoo

Postal address: PO Box 15400, 00076 Aalto, Finland

Email: General, recommended e-mail address to contact: Please send your message from your account. This directs the email to the correct school, and your issue can be dealt with promptly. Personal email addresses are in the format