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Aalto University School of Art and Design

Aalto University School of Art and Design (Finnish: Aalto-yliopiston taideteollinen korkeakoulu; Swedish: Aalto-universitets konstindustriella högskolan), known commonly as TaiK, is the largest art university in the Nordic countries, and was founded in 1871. Media Centre Lume – the National Research and Development Center of audiovisual media – is also located in the university. The university awards the following academic degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, and Doctor of Arts. Gallery space inside Media Centre Lume.
The university has been active in establishing research projects and industrial collaborations via the private sector. During the rectorship of Yrjö Sotamaa the university was active in integrating design into Finnish innovation networks. This eventually led to the amalgamation of TaiK together with Helsinki University of Technology (TKK) and the Helsinki School of Economics (HSE) into a new charter university, Aalto University, which started in January 2010.

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University of Art & Design, Helsinki Finland

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