How to code a sound charcoal drawing

22. February 2018

Winter holidays brought junior high school students to art and science workshop at the Otaniemi campus.


Film Memento helped uncover how the brain remembers and interprets events from clues

21. February 2018

Key repeating moments in the film give viewers the information they need to understand the storyline. The scenes cause identical reactions in the viewer’s brain. The results deepen our understanding of how the brain functions, how narratives work in film, and memory mechanisms impaired by conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease.

Science and art Press releases

  • brain
  • Brain_research
  • movie
  • films
  • film
  • neuroscience
  • brainscience

Cost- and time-effective risk assessment tools needed for biomaterials

21. February 2018

17 project partners will collaborate in a new Horizon 2020 project to develop a standardized solution for the evaluation of biomaterials.

Cooperation Science and art

  • biomaterials
  • Horizon_2020

Project examining the state of water services and the structural change to be launched

19. February 2018

The current renovation rate in the water supply and sewerage networks is not sufficient. The project aims to find the best methods for the implementation of the required structural change.

Science and art Press releases

Urban research gets stronger

19. February 2018

Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa fund new postdoctoral research positions at Aalto University and the University of Helsinki.

Science and art Cooperation

  • urban_planning
  • helsinki_institute_of_urban_and_regional_studies
  • urban_research
  • urban_studies

How will Finland benefit from the energy transition?

19. February 2018

Approximately 250 clean energy companies present themselves on the New Energy Companies (Uuden energian yritykset) website.

Science and art Cooperation

  • SET
  • smart_energy_transition
  • STN
  • energy

Board chosen for Helsinki Graduate School of Economics

16. February 2018

Erkki Liikanen, the Governor of the Bank of Finland has agreed to serve as the chair of the board of the Helsinki Graduate School of Economics (Helsinki GSE)

Press releases Cooperation

  • Helsinki_GSE
  • economics

Finnish innovation to reduce complications after open heart surgery

15. February 2018

Roughly every five patients suffer from different kinds of heart failure after open heart surgery.

Science and art Press releases

Love and fear are visible across the brain instead of being restricted to any brain region

14. February 2018

The brain mechanisms of basic emotions such as anger and happiness are fairly similar across people. Differences are greater in social emotions, such as gratitude and contempt.

Science and art

  • emotion_research
  • brain
  • Brain_research
  • algorithm
  • brainscience

The first installation talks of 2018 now available on video

11. February 2018

Aalto's newly tenured professors reveal the secrets of carbon nanomaterials for health applications and origins and beneficiaries of invention.

Science and art

  • installation_talks
  • tenure_track

Young Finnish scientists: “Millennium winners gave us fresh ideas and motivation”

9. February 2018

The Global Young Scientists Summit gave the next generation of the scientific world a chance to meet and learn from Millennium Technology Prize and Nobel Prize winners in Singapore.

Science and art

  • millennium_technology_prize

Startup community A Grid opened on campus

8. February 2018

The Finnish startup culture helped A Grid's Community Manager Leigh Ewin in adopting to his new home country.

Campus Cooperation

  • a_grid
  • Startups
  • entrepreneurship

Professor Antti Räisänen awarded an honorary doctorate from a Spanish university

7. February 2018

The Rector of the Carlos III University of Madrid praised Räisänen's desire to share his knowledge with doctoral students.


Parallel computing to assist in the control and quality control of steel furnaces

7. February 2018

The results of Christian Westerlund's Master's thesis promote the productivity of the steel industry. The thesis is based on multidisciplinary studies at Aalto University.

Studies Science and art

  • steel_industry
  • parallel_computing
  • functional_materials
  • computer_science

Serious shortcomings in aging tests of new solar cell materials

6. February 2018

Researchers at Aalto University have found that only a fraction of stability tests done on new types of solar cells meet proper requirements. Tests lack common standards and should have been done in real-world conditions and in groups of several cells.

Science and art Press releases

  • solar_cells
  • solar_cell
  • solar_energy

Building miniature optical antennas using DNA as a guide

2. February 2018

A new fabrication technique combines programmable DNA origami shapes and conventional lithography methods to create metallic nanoantennas and chiral shapes for diverse applications.

Science and art

Friction found where there should be none: in superfluids near absolute zero

1. February 2018

Physicists at Aalto University have discovered unexpected friction while rotating superfluid helium.

Science and art

CKIR acts at the heart of numerous platform economy and industrial internet projects

31. January 2018

The objectives of both business and the academic world support and complete each other.


  • digitalisation
  • platform_economy
  • IoT

Aalto students again in the Hyères fashion final

27. January 2018

Three out of ten finalists in the renowned fashion competition are Aalto University students.

Seed funding led to a multimillion strategic collaboration between designers and chemists

26. January 2018

ChemArts is already looking into business opportunities and preparing for world domination.

Studies Science and art Cooperation

  • biomaterials
  • textiles
  • fashion
  • chemarts

Over 4000 applications to Aalto University’s English-language programmes

26. January 2018

Applicants were interested in bachelor’s programmes taught in English.

Studies Science and art

A Curious Mind exhibition presents electrical engineering innovations and history

26. January 2018

The exhibition shows a desire to find new solutions.

Campus Science and art

  • technology_exhibition
  • electrical_engineering
  • History

Architect of happiness

24. January 2018

Finnish architect Kai Wartiainen is based in Sweden, where he is known not only as an ecological designer, but also as a radical thinker.


Laser scanning the 3D world

24. January 2018

Robotic cars, forest growth, virtual theatre, renovations... Laser scanning has a lot of applications, and new ones are being discovered all the time.


Donation funds a supportive doctoral school

24. January 2018

A new, motivating and communal path towards a doctoral degree was realised thanks to a donation from the Land and Water Technology Foundation.


  • magazine_21
  • donation
  • doctoral studies
  • water
  • magazine
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