Otaniemi Stories // Text and Photos for Aalto University by Aki-Pekka Sinikoski
'My very own Otaniemi story began when I was warmly welcomed by all the Aalto students-to-be on the 1st of April 2009. I was given student overalls, haalari, covered in badges bearing symbols from our three founding universities. I was given a tour of all the secret meeting places underground here in Otaniemi, in Töölö and in the Arabia campuses. I swore to always defend and speak out for Aalto students come rain or shine. I have tried my very best to keep that promise, and I always will. The day was awesome – a memorable beginning to something exciting and inspiring, something very important: the promise of a meaningful future.'
Tuula Teeri, President of Aalto University