From Aalto University news article Finnish cybersecurity companies SSH and WithSecure have made donations for student scholarships to Aalto University to attract the best and brightest international information security talent to Finland:
“International competition for talent is fiercer than ever. Finland recently ranked eighth in the world for talent competitiveness, with Helsinki coming in at number 13 among cities. Aalto University is the most international university in Finland, attracting students from over 100 countries and professors from more than 40. It is regularly ranked among the top universities in the world.
The same rankings show that Aalto’s Department of Computer Science is the leading department in the Nordics, continuing the rich legacy of Finnish expertise in the field. The department hosts the Helsinki-Aalto Institute for Cybersecurity (HAIC), which has set up a scholarship program for top incoming MSc students choosing to specialize in cybersecurity at Aalto University and University of Helsinki.
‘Our mission is to harness world-class talent in research and education to push the boundaries of information security, in close cooperation with our industry partners,’ says Janne Lindqvist, associate professor, director of HAIC and head of the Department of Computer Science. ‘Aalto has the international gravitas to attract top international talent. With our industry collaboration, we want to make sure that Finland is also a place that our graduates want to stay and work at.’”
The total number and type of HAIC scholarships awarded yearly depends on the magnitude of donations received that year. Finnish cybersecurity companies SSH and WithSecure (formerly F-Secure Business) have made donations for 2023 student scholarships to Aalto University to attract the best and brightest international information security talent to Finland. Read the full Aalto news article here.
All students applying to the below mentioned security and cloud computing programmes will be concidered for HAIC scholar positions:
CCIS: Master’s Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences – Major Security and Cloud Computing
The application period for studies beginning in the autumn of 2023 runs from 1 December 2022 to 2 January 2023.
Read more about application process: https://www.aalto.fi/en/study-at-aalto/applying-to-masters-programmes