News: Archive 2011
03.10.2011 "Finland has a car-dependent urban structure," stated Professor Raine Mäntysalo at the fifth Sino-Finnish Innovation Forum held at Dipoli in late September.
04.10.2011 Two research groups from the Aalto University School of Chemical Technology are searching for ways in which to make lithium-ion batteries safer and more resistant to moisture and temperatures. The materials chosen can influence these properties.
04.10.2011 During the second phase of renovation the Y and M wings will be repaired. Lecture halls located in the Y wing will be in University’s use for the majority of the renovation project. The M wing will be completed in October 2012 and the Y wing in March 2013. The D and E lecture halls will be repaired during the summer of 2012. The exact time for repair work on other lecture halls will be specified at a later time.
06.10.2011 Dr. Mikko Möttönen, 31, has been granted substantial funding from the European Research Council (ERC) within its call for Starting Grants. Dr. Möttönen was granted a funding of EUR 1.5 million for five years.
06.10.2011 Dean Jyrki Wallenius has appointed 20.9.2011 D.Sc. (Tech.) Pauli Murto Associate Professor (without tenure, 5 years) in Economics (Applied Microeconomics) and D.Sc. (Econ.) Elias Rantapuska, Assistant Professor (1. term, 3 years) in Finance at the School of Economics.
06.10.2011 The Co-Core International Art & Design Critiques is held this week in Hongik University in Seoul, South Korea. Aalto University´s Department of Design is partaking in the event with faculty and students. The idea of Co-Core is to expose cross-disciplinary and cross-culturally student work in process for a rich dialogue.
07.10.2011 The new CareerWeb enables the employers to contact all Aalto University’s students through one service.
10.10.2011 Solar energy could be used to generate as much electricity in Finland as in Central Europe. Especially the western coast of Finland has many sunny days and there are no mountains or major air pollution that would stop the sunlight from reaching the ground.
11.10.2011 At its meeting on the 7th October 2011, the Board of Aalto University appointed Professor Ingmar Björkman, PhD (born 1959) as Dean of the Aalto University School of Economics for five years starting on 1 January 2012. Björkman is to follow Jyrki Wallenius who was appointed Dean of the Aalto University School of Economics for the year 2011.
17.10.2011 Aalto University Executive Education (Aalto EE) widens its Asian presence through a strategic partnership with the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), Indonesia. The cooperation agreement was signed on September 29, 2011.
17.10.2011 In her dissertation, Emilia Rautkylä studied the connection between mood and the effects that light has on people’s alertness. The dissertation, entitled ‘Tutkimusmenetelmät ja neurofysiologiset mekanismit päiväaikaisen valoaltistuksen aiheuttamien vireysvaikutusten taustalla’(Research Methods and Neurophysiological Mechanisms behind the Alerting Effects of Daytime Light Exposure), was examined at Aalto University School of Engineering on Friday 14 October.
18.10.2011 Aalto University Degree Programmes in Environmental Art and Landscape Architecture launch a student challenge with the aim of designing a campus garden for the area between Otakaari and the Rakentajanaukio square in the Otaniemi campus.
19.10.2011 Jarkko Leinonen MSc (Civil Engineering) has been named Head of Campus Development for the Aalto University Campus Project starting 24 October 2011.
19.10.2011 Aalto University will begin publishing Aalto University Magazine, a new magazine for the university’s interest groups. The first issue will come out at the turn of October and November and cover risks and entrepreneurship. The magazine, mainly aimed at alumni and partners, presents Aalto University’s important role in building a better world and a stronger Finland. The magazine also discusses the multidisciplinary nature of the university community, which entails encounters between technology, art and economics.
20.10.2011 Ilmasto-opas.fi, a new website bringing together climate information under one address, was opened today. The website provides information about the Finnish climate and climate change, analysed down to individual regions. The Swedish and English versions of the site will be launched later this year.
21.10.2011 The tourism product “Live like locals", created by Baltic Sea Region countries, was launched in the beginning of October 2011 in Tokyo at JATA International Tourism Fairs (Japan Association of Travel Agents), and at the professional seminar targeted to tour operators in Tokyo
24.10.2011 Financial Times Executive MBA Ranking 2011: Aalto Executive MBA Program – The Best EMBA Program in the Nordic Countries
25.10.2011 Hypnosis has had a long and controversial history in psychology, psychiatry and neurology. For the past hundred years, researchers have debated whether or not hypnosis really involves an altered mental state unlike the normal wakeful condition, or whether it simply reflects a cognitive state similar to those occurring outside hypnosis.
26.10.2011 Multi-criteria decision analysis can help to solve disputes concerning watercourse projects. Mika Marttunen, Master of Science (Technology), has developed an approach based on multi-criteria decision analysis as part of his dissertation work at the Department of Mathematics and System Analysis of the Aalto University School of Science. Marttunen applies the approach to five watercourse planning projects.
26.10.2011 National and business interests have a negative influence in electricity transmission network in Europe. As a result, needed levels of investments in transmission networks are lacking.
28.10.2011 Adjunct Professor, Academy Research Fellow Tapio Lokki has been awarded the Academy of Finland Award for social impact. Lokki and his research team at the Department of Media Technology, Aalto University School of Science, are working to develop physically-based room acoustic modelling methods that can be used to create virtual auditory environments. Their research will help us to better understand and predict the acoustics of acoustically demanding spaces, such as concert halls.
28.10.2011 In his dissertation, Seppo Pöyhönen examines the issue of ownership rights and shareholder value in co-operatives. He makes a distinction between ownership rights and the service benefits provided by a co-operative.
Aalto University and Antell open a staff restaurant with a focus on sustainable development in Otaniemi
28.10.2011 Aalto University and Antell Catering have opened a staff restaurant under the theme of sustainable development on the Otaniemi campus (Lämpömiehenkuja 2).