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Way Out There - Big blue cylinder
Research & Art Published:

Secrets of our universe live in a big blue cylinder

There isn’t much on Earth but you can find it just about everywhere else — how a type of helium might tell us how everything we know got its start.
flagship
Research & Art Published:

Aalto University now part of three research flagship projects

The competence clusters of photonics, artificial intelligence, and biomaterials promote high-level research, economic growth, and societal wellbeing.
SLA havainnekuva viheralueista Kuva: SLA
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Green and urban campus

Otaniemi and the Aalto University campus are set to undergo rapid change, with plenty of new development in the works. At the same time, the character of the urban areas will be transformed into an inviting oasis of outdoor environments and verdant spaces.
Smart Art - Where art meets math
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Where art meets math

Antti Oulasvirta’s work at Aalto University combines art, design, psychology and artificial intelligence—for entirely new ways of studying human-machine interaction.
Mittauksia Grönlannista vuonna 2011 tammikuusta maaliskuulle
Press releases Published:

Space weather can be trying for Arctic regions – new technique aids space weather forecasting

Technique analyses changes to magnetic fields. Space weather impacts Arctic regions through its effects on electricity networks, mining operations and shipping.
Industrial_Internet_kuvituskuva photo_Mikko_Raskinen
Cooperation, Research & Art Published:

Aalto University to establish network of companies interested in digital twin development

Digital twins are virtual copies of their physical pairs and can transform product development and maintenance.

Schools, departments and units

Scientific research and artistic activities are carried out at six schools and their departments and units.

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Research and Art

At Aalto University, we create conditions for innovations, sustainable economic growth, employment and wellbeing. Our unique combinations of fields enables us to solve grand societal problems.

Excellence in research

Doctoral programmes

Tenure track

Art and creative practices

Aalto-yliopisto / Unto Rautio

Lively and thriving

Aalto University's main campus in Otaniemi is a renewable and living environment for research, art, learning, entrepreneurship and housing. The campus area inspires to collaborate, try out new ideas and innovate together.

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Smart Art - Where art meets math
Research & Art Published:

Where art meets math

Antti Oulasvirta’s work at Aalto University combines art, design, psychology and artificial intelligence—for entirely new ways of studying human-machine interaction.
Way Out There - Big blue cylinder
Research & Art Published:

Secrets of our universe live in a big blue cylinder

There isn’t much on Earth but you can find it just about everywhere else — how a type of helium might tell us how everything we know got its start.
Smart Art - Is AI capable of love?
Research & Art Published:

Is artificial intelligence capable of love? 

Love simulation EVE studies the relationship between a human who wants to be loved and a loving AI.  
Smart Art - new materials
Research & Art Published:

AI is enabling better building blocks for our devices

It’s not only changing the way we process data, AI changing how we carry out research, period.
Paradox City Exhibition
Exhibitions and fairs

Paradox City

The exhibition showcases the diversity of cultural, built and grown layers that co-create the home of a multidisciplinary community on Aalto University's campus.
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Lectures and seminars

Architecture Speaks! lecture series

Popular ARCHITECTURE SPEAKS! lecture series continues. It is a collaboration of Aalto University and the Museum of Finnish Architecture.
Materials Matter exhibition by Materials Platform at Slush 2018_photo Ariane Relander
Exhibitions and fairs

Exhibition: Materials Matter

Materials Matter is the manifest of the Aalto University scientific excellence in materials research at Slush 2018. Now all Aalto University and our dear guests have a chance to see it themselves! We are bringing the exhibited projects to the Dipoli Gallery for all of you to learn more about the exciting world of materials.
The exhibition will be open from 23.01.2019 (18:00) to 03.03.2019 (12:00) for everyone. To plan your visit, please mind the Dipoli opening hours.
Tenured Professors' Installation Talks by Lasse Lecklin
Lectures and seminars

Tenured Professors’ Installation Talks

Aalto University celebrates its tenured professors with popular talks by the new tenure track professors of Associate or Full level.

Find articles related to climate change

Ioncell fibers

Fibre technologies revolutionising the textile industry win the European Commission's Regiostars Awards

VTT and Aalto University’s TeKiDe project won the category Achieving sustainability through low carbon emissions.

A promising water technology invention combats climate change and helps waterway conservation.

Wastewater nutrients converted into clean fertiliser

A promising water technology invention combats climate change and helps waterway conservation.

People at Aalto University

Our community consists of exceptional individuals, here are some of their stories.

Aalto-yliopisto, Otaniemi stories: Minttumeri Hirsimaa, muotoilun opiskelija / Kuvaaja: Sinikoski
Campus

Minttumeri Hirsimaa

The topic of our course task is humanity. On this art course, I ended up making a two-metre wooden statue using a chain saw.
Aalto-yliopisto, Otaniemi stories: Mayya Vetchinnikova, 11-vuotias kesälomaileva peruskoululainen Slava Vetchinnikov, tietotekniikan opiskelija / Kuvaaja: Sinikoski
Campus

Mayya Vetchinnikova & Slava Vetchinnikov

Dad’s team built a battery-powered light lifter for Konecranes that can very quickly and handily be ordered to lift all kinds of heavy objects by pushing a button on your mobile. I’m really proud of what my father and his friends have accomplished.
Aalto University, Otaniemi stories: Manuel Fonseca Martinez, Student of Product and Spatial Design / Photographer: Sinikoski
Campus

Manuel Fonseca Martinez

A Space feels like an embassy of art & design in Otaniemi. We wanted to turn this space in an old shopping mall into a meeting point of design, business and engineering.
Aalto-yliopisto Claudia Dell’Era
Aalto University

Claudia Dell’Era

I have always enjoyed writing, but the best thing about my job is the opportunity to work in cooperation with our excellent researchers.

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