The search for food safety

24. April 2018

Students from Aalto and the University of Nairobi are examining food’s value chain from maize fields to the milk glass.

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  • Africa
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  • Creative_Sustainability
  • Food
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  • global_impact
  • cooperation
  • learning
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  • magazine

Campus envisioned as a green oasis

24. April 2018

An open space plan designed by an award-winning landscape architecture firm would introduce more nature and housing to the Otaniemi campus.

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2.7 billion tweets confirm: echo chambers in Twitter are very real

24. April 2018

Bipartisan users, who try to bridge the echo chambers, pay a price for their work: they become less central in their network, lose connections to their communities and receive less endorsements from others.

Press releases Science and art

The new Magazine issue is available online

23. April 2018

The Aalto University Magazine issue 22 examines solutions for sustainable development.

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Fighting the flames – better together

23. April 2018

The fundamental questions of sustainable development are integral in our business research as well, says Professor Minna Halme.

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What if the world’s cattle munched on Finnish wood?

23. April 2018

A new manufacturing method will open entirely new markets for microcrystalline cellulose. It could be used, for example, to enrich animal fodder.

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Visionary realist

23. April 2018

Mika Anttonen, a billionaire who made his fortune by refining oil, spends a lot of time and money in search of alternative energy solutions.

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  • Aalto_University_Magazine
  • alumni
  • magazine
  • energy

Turning off the tap

23. April 2018

There is no single solution to the shortage of water, but applying several might get the job done.

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  • water_engineering
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  • water
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  • solar_energy
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Rare metals need efficient recycling

23. April 2018

How can the valuable ingredients of batteries be recovered? What could replace bismuth, tellurium and many other rarities? These issues are being examined by the CloseLoop project.

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  • Metallurgy
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Overalls on and into the cleanroom! – students get a guided tour of micro- and nanotechnology from top experts

20. April 2018

Students from Olari and Pohjois-Tapiola Upper Secondary Schools learnt about micro- and nanotechnology on a top course run by Aalto and the Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT).

Studies

Professor Guy Julier has trust in being lost

20. April 2018

Design should be done with publics, says Professor Julier who also wants to learn more about the growing world of self-organization – and skating.

Science and art

  • installation_talks
  • art
  • design

Diamond-like carbon is formed differently to what was believed – machine learning enables development of new model

19. April 2018

Customised carbon surfaces can be used in areas such as medical science and water purification.

Press releases

Academy of Finland Flagship funding for Aalto University and VTT to develop new biomaterials

18. April 2018

Aalto University and VTT will set up a competence center to develop new materials for securing a sustainable future.

Science and art Press releases Cooperation

  • biomaterials
  • sustainainability
  • bioeconomy

Young people seeking solutions for better future

18. April 2018

Millennium Youth Prize is a new technology competition for 14 to 18-year-olds.

Press releases Other

A new Bose–Einstein condensate created at Aalto University

16. April 2018

Researchers at Aalto University, Finland are the first to create a Bose–Einstein condensate of light coupled with metal electrons, so-called surface plasmon polaritons.

Science and art

  • qd

'Finland is a great place to start a company'

16. April 2018

Tiina Nyman, President of Aaltoes, sees entrepreneurship as an invaluable learning opportunity.

Other

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'Driving Disruption – Envisioning the Future of Businesses' chosen as title for student conference

16. April 2018

Aalto University School of Business to host CEMS Nordic Forum from 17 to 20 April.

Studies Cooperation

Artificial intelligence frees the blind of their white cane

12. April 2018

Third place and honorary award for Aalto University in innovation competition.

Honored

The future of concrete is 3D

10. April 2018

Professor Jouni Punkki examines the new possibilities of concrete and makes spectacular sculptures of it.

Science and art

  • sculpture
  • 3D_printing
  • concrete

HAMK and Aalto University to engage in strategic cooperation

10. April 2018

Areas of cooperation are pedagogy, education paths and innovation activities.

Cooperation

  • Häme_university_of_applied_sciences
  • HAMK

Life-span of new solar cell technologies to increase even tenfold with methods developed in doctoral study

9. April 2018

New types of solar cells lose their effectiveness as they age because electrolyte in them loses colour, which indicates a decrease in charge carriers.

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Searching for alternative and sustainable solutions for renewable energy storage

9. April 2018

Mitigation of climate change requires increasing the use of renewable energy and the development of storage.

Science and art Cooperation

  • energy_storage

Aalto University accepts 1 116 applicants for master's studies

6. April 2018

The number of applicants increased by 2%.

Studies

  • Master
  • admission_results

ERC Advanced Grants for Peter Liljeroth and Orlando Rojas

6. April 2018

The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded their €2.5-million-each Advanced Grants to Aalto University professors Peter Liljeroth and Orlando Rojas.

Science and art

  • STM

The traits of fast typists discovered by analysing 136 million keystrokes

5. April 2018

An online study with 168,000 people shows large variation in typing speeds and styles.

Press releases Science and art

  • interfaces
  • human-computer_interaction
  • typing
  • UX
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