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Haukio and Niinistö. Photo: Vesa Moilanen/Lehtikuva
Press releases, Research & Art Published:

Take Finland’s lead and choose clothes you don’t have to feel guilty about

An Aalto University-designed and -produced dress made of birch trees shows how one day we will all look—and feel—good in sustainable fabrics
Doctoral student Lu Liangliang in Aalto Ice Tank
Research & Art Published:

Lu Liangliang boards ship to spend three chilly months in the Antarctic

Ship performance and safety takes a young researcher to one of the most remote places on Earth
Ioncell
Press releases, Research & Art Published:

Bacterial bandages and recycled fibres: Aalto brings a materials revolution to Slush

New materials play an important role in sustainable development and combatting climate change. New uses for old materials can also be a major industrial opportunity: for example, the value of biomass from forests in Finland can be doubled if used for manufacturing products of higher added value.
Aalto University Janne Laine
Appointments, Press releases Published:

Janne Laine appointed as Vice President for Innovation

The five-year term of office will start on 1 January 2019. The position is new.
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University Published:

Aalto University and Singapore University of Technology and Design enter broad collaboration agreement

The collaboration will increase student exchanges, boost staff and faculty mobility, and advance innovation and entrepreneurship
Opiskelijoita sohvilla
Studies Published:

The starting point in Flipped classroom is the student’s personal learning process

The student and learning are at the centre of teaching, says Assistant Professor Taija Turunen.

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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Lääkeainepitoisuuksia mittaava anturi / Kuva: Niklas Wester
Research & Art Published:

A new measurement method for strong analgesics can reduce poisoning and overdose deaths

The effects of tramadol vary individually. Now they can be monitored more accurately by quick measuring of drug concentrations.
HAIC student enjoying Aalto Campus
Research & Art Published:

HAIC Student Scholarships supported by F-Secure and Huawei

Continued donations from F-Secure and Huawei support scholarships for Master's students
Milla-Mari Vastavuo ja Mikko Niemeläinen / Kuva: Mirkku Merimaa
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Greenhouse utilising pulp mill residual streams wins Finnish Forest Industries Federation’s Innovation Contest for Students

This innovation developed by Aalto University students may revolutionise Finnish food production by means of the circular economy.
Hailuodon tuulivoimala
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District heating can be produced without fossil fuels in Finland – even in Helsinki

The change is possible through the use of heat pumps, wind power, heat storage and demand response.
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

Arts Books Talks

Welcome to Arts Books Talks!
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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.
Aalto EIT Services
Conferences and workshops

Climate Innovation networking workshop

Climate-KIC is organizing an ideation workshops with Nordic partners to find partners who share a same thematic interest:
1. Circular Economy in Basic Materials, focuses on finding solutions to accelerate systemic change on circularity of plastics, metals and cement
2. Policy and Organisational Innovations for Urban Transitions, seeks innovations that support organizational transitions towards a low-carbon society

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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