News: Archive 2011
01.08.2011 The 4D-Space – Smart 4D Space project implemented in connection with Aalto University’s MIDE research programme studies and develops new kinds of services for the use of the retail sector. At the same time, it seeks opportunities to engage customers in the construction of the services.
02.08.2011 Master of Education Johanna Leppävirta will defend her doctoral thesis at Aalto University on Friday 5 August. In the thesis, which she finalised while sailing across the Pacific, Leppävirta examines the development of mathematics skills of engineering students in the field of electromagnetics.
09.08.2011 Aalto University is one of the few European universities to have its own aircraft in research use. The measurement equipment installed in the plane has been used to study soil moisture and microwave radiation as well as to locate the site of oil leaks. Airborne measurements often supplement studies carried out on land and in space.
12.08.2011 On 12 August 2011, Aalto University and Tongi University in Shanghai, China signed a memorandum of understanding on sustainable campus development.
16.08.2011 Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia, is establishing the country’s first 'Living Lab' on product development – a teaching unit on product development actively connected with the daily activities of companies. What makes this interesting to us is that the new unit is inspired by Aalto University Design Factory and will be created as a partnership between the two universities.
18.08.2011 The new discovery by Aalto University can have major impact on future nanoscale device design, such as ultraviolet photo detectors and drug delivery. In bulk size, many materials like silicon are as brittle as glass. In nanoparticle size, the same material can be compressed into half their size without breaking them. The new discovery was made by an international research group led by Professor Roman Nowak from Aalto University.
19.08.2011 Out of 137 proposals, the European Commission has in July 2011 selected 10 new jointly developed Erasmus Mundus Doctoral programmes to start in autumn 2012. Aalto University is a degree-awarding partner in an international doctoral programme on Environomical Pathways for Sustainable Energy Services.
25.08.2011 The development of steel grades has become significantly faster due to a computationally efficient new simulation programme called SteelConverterSimulator. The new steel converter model saves energy, time, raw materials and the environment.
25.08.2011 Aalto University and the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) are deepening the relationship between the two universities. As part of this initiative, both universities offer a pilot accommodation scheme which is available for academic staff that travels to visit the partner university.
26.08.2011 A warm welcome to new students! In the first weeks of the academic year there is an extensive range of activities for new students. First Year Experience is a way for new students to become aware of a range of opportunities available for them and about starting studies in Aalto University.
29.08.2011 Aalto University hosts a climate change and sustainable development event for students at the university campus in Otaniemi, Espoo, from 30 August to 2 September. The Nordic Climate Festival @ Aalto convenes students and experts to explore new means of promoting sustainable ways of life.
30.08.2011 Professor Steve Blank, the legendary serial entrepreneur and researcher from Silicon Valley, visits Finland at the invitation of Hannu Seristö, Vice President of Aalto University, and Will Cardwell, Head of Aalto Center for Entrepreneurship (ACE).