Aalto Executive Education Academy in Singapore and SUTD Academy Collaborate on Technology and Management

Building on the broad multi-year collaboration agreement between Aalto University and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) signed on 4 December 2018, Aalto Executive Education Academy Pte Ltd (Aalto EE) and SUTD will be collaborating in the area of technology and management.


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The collaboration between SUTD Academy and Aalto EE will focus on the development of new joint courses, modules, and programs, especially in the field of technology and management. In addition, the two institutions will seek to identify the need for further education and gaps in competencies and skills in various industries.

“We are delighted to launch this collaboration with SUTD Academy. We both approach leadership education and professional development in a multi-disciplinary manner. In today’s volatile and complex business environment, leaders and professionals need new ways to look at challenges from many different angles in order to stay ahead of the competition and run meaningful and rewarding careers.” says Group Managing Director of Aalto University Executive Education, Dr. Pekka Mattila.

“The Financial Times ranks Aalto EE as one of the world's top 50 executive education providers. In collaboration with SUTD Academy, we can offer an even greater range of learning solutions for recognized talents in Singapore and Asia and together contribute to the development of individuals and organizations in the region. We look forward to an impactful and long-lasting partnership with SUTD”, comments Tiina Haikola, Executive Director of Aalto Executive Education Academy Pte Ltd.

“SUTD Academy is excited to collaborate with Aalto EE to bring forth the capabilities of both universities in business and technology. Modern leaders are dealing with data and technology advances in an increasingly dynamic and complex world, and this calls for a new breed of leaders with a strong technology appreciation, business acumen, and management expertise, who are able to optimize technology to drive their business decisions,” says Associate Provost, Undergraduate Studies and SUTD Academy, Prof Pey Kin Leong.

Additional Information

Pekka Mattila 
Group Managing Director, Professor of Practice,
Aalto University Executive Education Ltd 
Tel.: +358 40 738 7221   

Tiina Haikola
Executive Director, Asia Pacific 
Aalto University Executive Academy Pte Ltd
Tel. +65 6339 7338

Aalto University Executive Education Ltd and Aalto Executive Education Academy Pte Ltd.

Aalto University Executive Education Ltd offers thought-provoking leadership development. Aalto University brings to our offering a multidisciplinary approach, together with innovative learning methods; this provides a unique combination of practical expertise with the latest research. 

Aalto University Executive Education’s strengths lie in its global operating model and diverse offering. In addition to Finland and Singapore, where it operates under the name of Aalto Executive Education Academy, Aalto University Executive Education offers education programs in multiple locations worldwide. As a part of Aalto University, it holds three respected business university accreditations – AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS – which places it among the top 0.5% of institutions in the world. 

Singapore University of Technology and Design and SUTD Academy

The Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) is Singapore’s fourth public university, and one of the first universities in the world to incorporate the art and science of design and technology into a multi-disciplinary curriculum. Established in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Zhejiang University (ZJU), SUTD seeks to advance knowledge and nurture technically-grounded leaders and innovators in engineering product development, engineering systems and design, information systems technology and design, and architecture and sustainable design, to serve societal needs.

SUTD, a research-intensive university, is distinguished by its unique East and West academic programs which incorporate elements of entrepreneurship, management and design thinking. Graduate opportunities include the SUTD Technology Entrepreneurship program, the Master of Science in Security by Design, SUTD PhD program and the SUTD-NUS Joint PhD program.

The SUTD Academy is the Professional and Continuing Education arm of SUTD. SUTD Academy was established to enable its faculty and industry practitioners to update and upgrade the knowledge and skills of professionals, managers, executives and its Alumni through professional education and training.

SUTD Academy believes in lifelong education that goes beyond formal learning and that is self-driven, self-planned and self-initiated. SUTD Academy courses are designed to develop the skills and knowledge of individuals to help them stay relevant in the knowledge-intensive and technology-driven economy, overcome the numerous challenges of tomorrow and excel in their career.