News: Archive 2012
02.01.2012 Aalto EE and its Asia-Pacific hub in Singapore have taken a rather radical approach to their expansion activities. This September, Aalto EE's Asia-Pacific hub signed an agreement with Pan Asia International Education Center. This agreement set forth the Aalto EE roadmap in Taiwan for the next 4 years.
02.01.2012 The former Aalto University School of Art and Design and the Department of Architecture of the School of Engineering have merged to form Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture. The new school began operations on 1 January 2012.
04.01.2012 In order to create a compelling and distinctive business gift as a symbol for Aalto-University and to encourage students and employees of Aalto University in establishing their own businesses, Aalto Center for Entrepreneurship proudly launches The Aalto-Gift Design Competition.
10.01.2012 On the 10th of January 2012, Aalto University launched an ideas contest open to all at ideas.aalto.fi. The contest is also to invite new ideas from potential students to improve the quality of life in the urban environment, bearing in mind sustainability and the environment. There are three categories in the contest: Art & Design, Business, and Technology.
11.01.2012 Mobile phone manufacturers have previously presented mobile phones whose display can be controlled by bending it. In these designs, the phone will only bend slightly on the edges, however.
Distinguished professionals honoured at the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture
11.01.2012 The Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture started its first year with an anniversary gala where for the first time representatives of the design sectors were joined by architectural professionals. The anniversary gala continues the festive traditions of the former School of Art and Design as part of which distinguished and successful professionals are honoured for their work and new professors give their opening lectures.
Material Technology Invention Prize awarded to inventors of a new direct dissolving method of cellulose
13.01.2012 Aalto University’s Material Technology Invention prize is awarded to researchers from Tampere University of Technology (TUT) for their invention “Economical direct dissolving method of cellulose”.
13.01.2012 Gender does not always connote stereotypical meanings in public discourse. In contrast to previous research, the dissertation shows that the media do not only reinforce existing gender stereotypes but that they also challenge stereotypical representations of femininity.
16.01.2012 In China, a contract is a framework to be shaped with time. In order to avoid breaches of contract, it is worthwhile to hire a good lawyer and invest in the making of the contract. Even though the situation has improved, the old saying from the Brezhnev era should still be borne in mind: "Trust is good, control is better."
17.01.2012 Eeva-Liisa Lehtonen, Ph.D., has been invited to become Chief Librarian of Aalto University Library. She has previously worked at the Library of Helsinki School of Economics for a long period of time, between 1998 and 2009 in the post of Chief Librarian. From 2010 onwards, she has been Vice Director of Aalto University Library, and since autumn 2011 she has served as Acting Library Director.
18.01.2012 A competition to find an audio piece to identify Aalto University has ended. The winning entry, ‘Knowledge Transfer', was chosen from a total of 963 entries by 264 composers from 43 different countries, including Finland, France, Italy, Spain, USA, and the UK.
20.01.2012 - The idea for Genius loci book came out of a project exploring the campus identity of the School of Economics and the walking tours arranged at and around the school. A place has no spirit without the people living and working there, and making the place their own, says Docent Annukka Jyrämä. Jyrämä is the second author of the book.
Conservative investment strategy protected the Aalto University Endowment in the challenging investment environment of 2011
20.01.2012 Aalto University investment strategy emphasized securing the capital of the endowment during the first years of operations.
24.01.2012 D. Sc. (Econ.) Timo Löyttyniemi (b. 1961), Managing Director of the State Pension Fund, has been chosen by the Aalto University School of Economics as its Alumnus of the Year 2012.
24.01.2012 Aalto University and VTT Technical Research Centre have developed a method which for the first time enables manufacturing of a wood-based and plastic-like material in large scale. The method enables industrial scale roll-to-roll production of nanofibrillated cellulose film, which is suitable for e.g. food packaging to protect products from spoilage.
25.01.2012 The life work of famous Finnish physicist Olli Viktor Lounasmaa was a laboratory performing neuromagnetic brain research and research in low temperature physics. Today, the O.V. Lounasmaa Laboratory of Aalto University is a renowned research unit in the forefront of the international science community.
26.01.2012 The objective of the doctoral dissertation of researcher Timo Vehviläinen was to find a way of storing explosive hydrogen in carbon nanostructures, but Vehviläinen ended up discovering new carbon structures.
Better living environments the Aalto University theme for the World Design Capital Helsinki year 2012
27.01.2012 Aalto University’s programme for the World Design Capital year, called Living+, creates better living environments in the spirit of sustainable development. By combining art, business and technology, Aalto University has a unique ability to create new solutions for global challenges.
30.01.2012 Finnish scientists have found that a rare dyslexia-linked genetic variant of the ROBO1 gene decreases normal crossing of auditory pathways in the human brain. The weaker the expression of the gene is, the more abnormal is the midline crossing.
30.01.2012 The co-operation negotiations at Aalto University’s Lahti center are finalized. The negotia-tions took place between 30.11.2011-18.1.2012 and concerned 23 employees.