Student community

The CoID Community is relatively young student-led organisation inside the programme aimed at building a professional network, sharing knowledge and promoting the outcomes of the studies to wider audiences. It also creates connections between the alumni, students, companies and professionals in the field of design.

Why do CoID students need a community?

  1. Networking: to help students build their professional network and identify opportunities on the job market
  2. Sharing knowledge: collecting and dissimilating relevant information (about competitions, funding, exhibitions ect), bringing together design researchers and MA students to exchange skills and expertise.
  3. Visibility: promoting the programme in Finland and internationally through the students’ projects and course outcomes.

Who is running the community?

It is led by a group of interested students who manage and plan the activities of the community, and supported by the programme’s head. The community is an open structure — anyone can join.

What kind of activities are you organising?

Parties, of course. But also company visits, presentations by researchers and other networking events. You can see all event we organise in the Student Community posts category.

Where can I find more information?

Follow us on facebook or get in touch with us there. If you have general questions about the program, you may write to the CoID Master program’s study coordinator Meri Arnala at

Are there other student organisations at the department / School / University?

Yes, definitely:

The Aalto University student union (AYY) provides services and advocates for a student body of approximately 15 000 members, it’s the second-largest student union of Finnish universities.

Student Association TOKYO is a student organisation inside the Aalto University’s School of Arts, Design and Architecture. TOKYO supports the goals of the students by taking an active role in public discourse in and out of Aalto University.

Finally, we have NuDe or Nuoret Designerit (“young designers”) — the student organisation of the department of Design which organises events, seminars, parties and excursions (like the annual Stockholm Furniture Fair excursion in February).