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Best Paper Award at UbiComp 2014 to Aalto researchers

19.09.2014 The article presents new, secure and scalable ways of configuring and managing ubiquitous displays.

Aalto University rises in QS university ranking

16.09.2014 The QS World University Ranking published 16 September put Aalto University in 187th place compared to 196th place last year.

Researchers convert CO2 into a valuable resource

16.09.2014 A by-product of steel manufacturing into a valuable mineral product.

Aalto University appointed three new vice presidents

15.09.2014 The Aalto University Board has appointed three new vice presidents, to commence their work on 1 October 2014. The current vice presidents' term ends on 30 September 2014.

Press Play combines architecture and algorithms into a live LEGO installation

12.09.2014 A group of students in architecture and engineering have studied algorithms and harnessed them for specific purposes using LEGO bricks.

Men enjoy competition, but so do women, researchers find

12.09.2014 Common stereotypes would have us believe that men are more competitive and women more cooperative.

Alahuhta and Valtonen join the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences

08.09.2014 The Academy promotes the development of technology and economic and business life.

Guggenheim supplementary programme focuses on museum architecture of the future

05.09.2014 The Guggenheim Helsinki Architectural Competition provides an opportunity for presenting new ideas. Aalto University is organising supplementary programme in cooperation with the Guggenheim Foundation.

Finland needs the best talent to succeed

02.09.2014 Aalto University’s President, Tuula Teeri, emphasised the importance of global competitiveness and know-how based on Finnish strengths during her address at the official opening of the university’s new academic year.

Plug n’ Play Protein Crystals

29.08.2014 Virus particles can be efficiently packed into crystalline assemblies according to scientists from Aalto University Finland.

Investments in universities should be long-term

29.08.2014 The Finnish government decided yesterday to propose to Parliament that the financing granted for the founding of Aalto University should be reduced by EUR 11.7 million in 2015.

Dean Risto Nieminen appointed to Academy of Finland Board

28.08.2014 On Thursday, the Finnish Government appointed Aalto University Dean Risto Nieminen as a member of Board of the Academy of Finland.

User interface can improve mobile user's performance

27.08.2014 New doctoral research indicates that while walking even texting is easier if the user interface is designed for use on the move.

Welcome to Aalto, new students!

25.08.2014 Orientation weeks are starting at the campuses.

Higher education and competence are vital for Finland’s competitiveness

22.08.2014 Homecoming Day focused on how to stimulate new economic growth.

Good grits and multiple wits

21.08.2014 Professor Howard Gardner, the inventor of multiple intelligences theory gave an open lecture with the title ‘Beyond Wit and Grit’.

Should digital citizenship skills be made a study subject?

20.08.2014 Professors analyse threats to cyber security in a discussion event.

#snapshot exhibition presents student perspectives on snapshot culture

20.08.2014 The Finnish Museum of Photography's #snapshot exhibition updates the concept of snapshot photography.

People fake to look authentic on social media

14.08.2014 Presenting an authentic image on social network sites (SNSs) includes an element of fakery according to a new study by researchers at Aalto University. During the study, researchers discovered that being authentic is very important for social media users. At the same time, users also admitted faking parts of their online image in order to conform to social norms and expectations.

Aalto University endowment portfolio returned 4.4% in the first half of 2014

14.08.2014 In the first six months of 2014, the total return of the endowment’s investment portfolio was 4.4 % (-0.5% in H1 2013).

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