EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Aalto University

Aalto University

Geographic Location

Country: Finland
Region: Etelä-Suomi; Manner-Suomi
Location of affected unit(s): Esbo


Sector: Education
85.4 - Higher education
Number Employed: 5000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 16-04-2014
Planned Job Reductions min: 130
Planned Job Reductions max: 130
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring

Additional Information

Aalto University in Esbo in Finland has announced that it will cut 130 jobs.  According to the source, the job reductions will affect service functions but not educational staff or researchers.

According to the source, the university has not received the funding it expected and the University aims to save €8.5 million by the end of 2015. The job cuts will also form part of a reorganisation plan which aims to improve the efficiency of the university's support services.

The University has begun negotiations with trade unions regarding its 1,600 employees.