News: Archive 2010
11.05.2010 Wärtsilä has decided to donate a total of EUR 1.5 million to support science, research and education at Finnish universities. The support is divided as follows: EUR 1 million to the Aalto University Endowment Fund, EUR 300,000 to Hanken School of Economics, and EUR 200,000 to Åbo Akademi University Endowment Fund.
11.05.2010 Aalto on Tracks is taking over 80 people from the Aalto University community to the Shanghai World Expo - on a private train. The train leaves Helsinki on Friday 14 May at 18.23 and arrives in Shanghai 10 days later. Welcome to the farewell party at restaurant Amarillo on Friday at 3 p.m. Keep track of Aalto on tracks at http://aaltoontracks.com.
14.05.2010 The Aalto in Shanghai project brings the Finnish Aalto University to Shanghai World Expo. The project consists of 15 different projects realized by the three schools of Aalto University: The School of Art and Design, School of Technology and School of Economics. The theme of Shanghai World Expo, “Better City – Better Life” has been a starting point for all the projects.
17.05.2010 Together with Kesko and SOK (Suomen Osuuskauppa), the Federation of Finnish Commerce is donating €1.2 million to Aalto University. The aim of this significant donation is to support research into commerce and services.
25.05.2010 Finnish Aalto University and Chinese Tongji University have established a new cooperation platform in Shanghai called Aalto-Tongji Design Factory. It’s focusing on innovative design, research and cooperation. The space has been designed and built during this spring and it will be opened May 25th in Zhangwu Campus of Tongji University.
26.05.2010 A multidisciplinary research group of Aalto University, Helsinki University and Oulu University will organize an international crossdisciplinary symposium for doctoral students from 14 to 17 June in Sannainen. A total of 73 applications were received, and 46 participants admitted, among them participants from Yale and Cambridge.
26.05.2010 The Aalto University School of Art and Design and Blue1 Airlines have entered into a partnership for the design of the outward appearance of the company’s airplanes. Blue1 will acquire a new model of plane for its fleet and will at the same time modernise the look of the aircraft one at a time, starting in autumn 2010.
27.05.2010 An international team has prepared a library of synthetic biomaterials, so-called Janus-molecules, that mimic cell membranes. Self-assembled nanostructures which they call "dendrimersomes" may be broadly useful for delivering cancer drugs safely to the body. The study appeared in Science on 21st May.
27.05.2010 The new range of creations from students in the Fashion and Clothing Design programme at Aalto University School of Art and Design were unveiled on Wednesday 26 May with three fashion shows that attracted a full house of fashion, art and trend enthusiasts to Media Centre Lume.