Aalto University is born in January 2010 as the result of the merger of three historical universities located in Helsinki (Finland): the Helsinki University of Technology (Teknillinen korkeakoulu, 1849), the University of Art and Design Helsinki (Taideteollinen korkeakoulu, 1871), and the Helsinki School of Economics (Kauppakorkeakoulu, 1911).

Aalto University consists of six schools: the School of Arts, Design and Architecture, the School of Business, the School of Chemical Technology, the School of Electrical Engineering, the School of Engineering and the School of Science.

The School of Arts, Design and Architecture consists of five Departments: the Department of Architecture, the Department of Art, the Department of Design, the Department of Media and the Department of Film, Television and Scenography.

The Department of Architecture is the oldest of the three schools of architecture in Finland (the two others are the School of Architecture at Tampere University of Technology, and the Department of Architecture at University of Oulu). It offers degree programmes both in Architecture and in Landscape Architecture, and it is located on the Otaniemi campus (Espoo), well-known because of the works of Finnish architect Alvar Aalto.

Group X is a thematic academic group of teachers and researchers at the Department of Architecture at Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture. It involves three professorships: Emergent Design Methodologies, Service Architecture and Wellbeing Architecture.

Since November 2014 I am a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Group X of the Department of Architecture at Aalto University in Helsinki.