News: Archive 2011
01.09.2011 Aalto University organizes a design contest for a memorial to the donors who provided funds for the University’s endowment capital. The contest is open to Aalto students, staff members and alumni.
01.09.2011 The Aalto Initiative of the Year prize awarded by Aalto University’s President went this to Academy Research Fellow Tapio Lokki. The grounds for the award were the recipient’s contribution to commercialising the ideas of his research team.
President Tuula Teeri urges long-term commitment to university funding in her opening ceremony speech
01.09.2011 The opening ceremony for the academic year at Aalto University was held on Thursday 1 September at the Media Centre Lume of the School of Art and Design. The event was attended by more than five hundred members and partners of the Aalto community.
05.09.2011 QS World University Ranking published today put Aalto University in 232nd place (from the 250th place in last year) in a ranking which evaluates over 700 universities worldwide. Finland had three universities in the top 300 with the University of Cambridge topping this year’s ranking.
05.09.2011 The School of Art and Design and the Department of Architecture will merge to form a new School for Aalto University. Suggest a name for the new school and take part in the quest for name ideas!
07.09.2011 FIMECC/EFFIMA project “Control of information in Multi-Machine environment” (MOTTI), has studied a generic multi-machine system from a system point of view. One of the cases in MOTTI has been order picking in distribution centers. Order picking is a multi-machine application, which makes possible to machines execute tasks simultaneously.
Revolutionary entrepreneur says Aalto University will lead the way in developing business in the Nordic and Baltic rim
07.09.2011 Steve Blank is serial entrepreneur and founding part of eight startup companies in Silicon Valley. Today he is best known as a professor of Stanford reforming entrepreneurship education and innovation ecosystems around the globe. He is in Finland invited by Aalto University.
09.09.2011 The President of Aalto University has announced five new tenure track appointments from 1 September 2011.
09.09.2011 Last week’s four day long Nordic Climate Festival @Aalto was one of the main events for Finland’s 2011 presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers. A total of 90 masters and postgraduate students from the Nordic countries as well as numerous stakeholder and company representatives participated in the event.
09.09.2011 The City of Shanghai has conferred Professor emeritus Yrjö Sotamaa the Magnolia Silver Award of 2011, together with 46 other foreign citizens.
09.09.2011 Together with WebOodi the most important web-based services for Aalto University students are Noppa and Into. Noppa is a handy tool for everyday course work and communication, and it is composed of course home pages.
12.09.2011 Professor Peter Liljeroth was to receive an ERC grant worth 1.5 million euros. His research team focuses on building tools for the development of atomic-sized electronics.
15.09.2011 During the past two years, Ericsson Finland R&D has undergone the most extensive restructuring in its history as it has replaced the software production process based on the waterfall model with an agile software development model. The interviews conducted by the Software Process Research Group headed by Casper Lassenius, Professor at the School of Science, in which staff members of Ericsson Finland R&D give their views of the changes will shed light on the impacts of the process. The interview and observation survey will also result in suggestions that the company can use in the development of its operations.
16.09.2011 Aalto University organized the first international event for student exchange partner universities, Aalto Partner Day, on main campuses Friday September 9th, 2011. Selected partner universities came and saw for themselves what Aalto is all about. Aalto welcomed representatives from 13 different universities and nine countries – from Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, USA and Europe.
19.09.2011 The School of Economics is a partner in a Master's Degree programme in economics and business administration that is ranked second-best in the world.
19.09.2011 Dean Helena Hyvönen of the School of Art and Design has been appointed Aalto University’s Director of Artistic Activities.
20.09.2011 Jaakko Virtanen, Master of Science (Technology), has just had his dissertation examined at Aalto University. It provides new information on cerebral blood flow when sleeping.
22.09.2011 Soon a painless bone lengthening treatment may become available. At the Aalto University Department of Electronics, development of bioadaptive prototypes is under way for correcting malformations of the skull and the jawbone and to reshape the bone structure in the treatment of scoliosis.
Professor Päivi Törmä from Aalto University appointed a member of the Research and Innovation Council
22.09.2011 Professor Päivi Törmä from Aalto University has been named one of the members of the Government appointed Research and Innovation Council. The Council’s term is equal to the length of the present parliamentary term.
27.09.2011 Aalto University Shop is now open at Otakaari 1 from 11 am to 1 pm on weekdays.
New Pattern Recognition Methods in Detection and Classification of Events in the EEG of Preterm Babies
27.09.2011 Help will soon be available for the investigation of brain activity of prematurely born babies in intensive care. That help will be provided by the new pattern recognition methods developed at the Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics of the Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering.
27.09.2011 New hybrid carbon material, which combines both graphene and SWNTs, Graphene Nanoribbons encapsulated into Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes (GNR@SWNTs) have been discovered by researchers from Aalto University (Finland) and Umea University (Sweden).
30.09.2011 Entering the Back Stage of Innovation – Tensions between the Collaborative Praxis of Idea Development and its Formal Staging in Organisations
30.09.2011 Wonderwater at Tian Hai is a pop-up event taking place in a traditional Chinese restaurant Tian Hai (‘heaven and sea’), where visitors are invited to explore the impact of what we eat on local and global water consumption. wonderwater at Tian Hai is Aalto University´s prelude to wonderwater at the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012.
Aalto University and the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) to increase Nordic research co-operation
30.09.2011 Aalto University and KTH in Sweden strengthen their links with mutual projects so they can promote Nordic research globally.