News: Archive 2011
01.07.2011 "The Hall of Arts" (Taiteiden talo) started its operations at the end of the spring in Lämpömiehenkuja, Otaniemi. The hall is located in a building which is designed by Alvar Aalto and which has been previously housed the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland.
07.07.2011 Aalto University researchers’ recent global spatial data analysis reveals that over 50% of the world’s population lives closer than 3 km to the nearest river or lake. Majority of world’s population still lives on a walking distance from a river or lake, reveals a global analysis.
08.07.2011 For studying toward a master's degree in economic s and business administration at the Aalto University School of Economics, 3,323 first-choice applicants participated in the joint application process for economics and business administration studies. The total number of applicants through the bachelor’s level admissions routes to the School of Economics' Töölö campus was 3,639.The number of applicants compared to last year remained nearly unchanged.
08.07.2011 A total of 1,735 students were admitted to Aalto University in its spring application round. Of the newly-admitted students, 436 will start at the School of Engineering, 405 at the School of Economics, 196 at the School of Chemical Technology, 270 at the School of Science, 299 at the School of Electrical Engineering and 129 at the School of Art and Design.
18.07.2011 According to Professor Liisa Halonen from the School of Electrical Engineering, in coming years the sodium vapour lamps currently used in greenhouses may be replaced by LED lamps. LED lamps would reduce energy consumption at greenhouses and aid plants to grow abundantly.
25.07.2011 Smartphone users develop the habit of frequently checking their phones for e-mail, social media, and news, shows a study by Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT and Intel Labs.
27.07.2011 In the course International Managing Innovation and Change 2011, which was held by the Aalto Executive Education in the spring, students got to visualize and envision the nature of effective leadership.
27.07.2011 Most Facebook users claim to be very uncomfortable with how third-party apps use their personal information. Their actual behavior doesn’t reflect this concern, a new study by UC Berkeley School of Information researchers has discovered.