News: Archive 2012
01.03.2012 Can socially aware design approaches really offer something meaningful that we can adopt today, and will they be relevant even tomorrow? Aalto University will strive to answer these questions in a seminar organised on the 6th of March 2012
01.03.2012 At Aalto University, high-quality research is conducted that receives highly competed funding. At the event organised in honour of the supporters of Aalto University, notable topical research was presented from the university’s strong, significant areas.
02.03.2012 A window into the future will be built in Jätkäsaari, Helsinki, as new graduates present their skills and passion for innovation. The Masters of Aalto (MoA) event has expanded to cover the whole Aalto University and takes place from 9 May to 3 June 2012.
05.03.2012 Structure or type of residential area does not have a significant effect on greenhouse gas emissions by the average inhabitant, states doctoral candidate Jukka Heinonen, M. Soc. Sc., from the Aalto University School of Engineering.
05.03.2012 Mobile phones are everywhere, in our bags, pockets and on our tables. The calls we make and the text messages we send, however, tend to cluster into short periods of time. They appear 'bursty': short but intensive periods of communication are followed by longer inactive intermissions.
07.03.2012 Carbon capture and storage is a possible solution in reducing carbon dioxide emissions: for example when carbon dioxide is captured from flue gases emitted from power plants it does not go into the atmosphere. In her doctoral dissertation Claudia Dell’Era, M.Sc., from Aalto University's School of Chemical Technology performed phase equilibrium measurements and developed models which can be exploited in the design of separation processes for carbon dioxide removal.
08.03.2012 The application period for Aalto University’s programmes which lead to the degree of Bachelor of Arts or Master of Science in Economics, Technology, Architecture or Landscape Architecture and the Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Business Administration has begun on 5 March 2012.
08.03.2012 In her doctoral dissertation, Taru Tukiainen found new associations between genetic variants and blood metabolite levels. In January 2012, the study was published in the prestigious journal Nature Genetics.
09.03.2012 The Grand Prize winners were Lauri Lemmenlehti and Abel Groenewolt. The winning proposal is called Light Pill, a portable series of illuminators.
12.03.2012 The National Competition at Tampere’s film festival was a celebration for the Department of Motion Picture, Television and Production Design’s films. The films “Burden of My Heart”, “Hypermarket Nation”, “Korsoteoria” (So It Goes), “Äidit” (Mothers) and “Pyramidi” (Pyramid) enjoyed great success at the film festival that finished at the last weekend.
15.03.2012 March will see the start of an Aalto University project in which students will design a residential area based on energy efficient wooden houses in Helsinki. The NEPTUNE Network will bring together multidisciplinary research and students from different parts of Europe for the “Design for Living Environment, From Micro to Macro” event organised 9 – 17 March 2012.
15.03.2012 Meetings are not just a forum for conveying information, but also a context for constructing authority relationships between participants. The speech of those attending meetings contains tiny linguistic signals that reveal a speaker’s attitude to the subject being discussed and what he or she assumes the others know about it.
15.03.2012 The genetic material of every living organism is encoded in a nucleic acid double helix – DNA. Using artificial DNA molecules an international team of researchers has succeeded in producing materials that can be used to modify visible light. The results of the study were published in the latest issue of the prestigious scientific journal Nature.
16.03.2012 Aalto University celebrates its tenured professors with lectures given by the new Associate Professors and Full Professors.
22.03.2012 Year 2011 was the second operating year for Aalto University and was characterised by implementation of actions to improve quality both in research and education.
23.03.2012 Developed by researcher Jan Lönnberg of Aalto University, the Atropos programme helps easily detect bugs that disturb software optimised for new processors.
Microsoft and Nokia to Invest Up to 18 Million Euros in Mobile Application Development Program at Aalto University
26.03.2012 Mobile developers to benefit from funding, training, support and business opportunities as Microsoft and Nokia launch the AppCampus program at Aalto University.