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Aalto University Magazine

Aalto University's stakeholder magazine focuses on science and art, technology and business – we describe how they converge and write about the people behind our stories. The magazine comes out twice a year.
Aalto University Magazine, numeron 21 kansi

Taste of an attitude change

If we can change our attitude towards food, the environment will benefit and the variety of flavours increase. Hold on to your hats – a food revolution is taking place.

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Kuvitus: Ida-Maria Wikström. Urbaanit ruoantuotannon tavat alkavat haastaa perinteistä maataloutta.

Taste of an attitude change

Read the Magazine articles on the new ecological ways of producing food:

Kuvitus: Ida-Maria Wikström. Sirkkojen kasvattamisesta syntyy murto-osa kasvihuonekaasuja suhteessa naudanlihan tuotannosta syntyviin kaasuihin.

Lowering the carbon footprint with bugs

Crickets are quite the superfood.

Kuvitus: Ida-Maria Wikström. Suomessa järvet ovat pullollaan roskakalaksi leimattua särkeä, joka on hyvä proteiinin lähde.

Save our lakes by eating roach

Each roach an angler pulls up also removes phosphates, a key factor in eutrophication, from the water system. These phosphates are bound in fish bones.

Kuvitus: Ida-Maria Wikström. Kotona voi kasvattaa sieniä kahvinporoissa tai kauran akanoissa.

Mushroom farming as part of the circular economy

18 million kilos of oyster mushrooms could be grown with the spent coffee grounds Finns produce each year.

Kuvitus: Ida-Maria Wikström. Maailman viljelykasvien sadoista 35 prosenttia on riippuvaisia pölyttäjistä.

Bee appreciation

One way to protect bees would be to reintroduce them to urban life.

A selection of Aalto University Magazine articles

Illustration of various ALD applications by Ida-Maria Wikström.
Research & Art, University Published:

A layer just a few atoms deep can work wonders

The atomic layer deposition (ALD) technique developed by Tuomo Suntola revolutionised information technology in the 2000s. Now researchers are using it to make better catalysts, solar cells of record efficiency and hybrid materials that transport medicines and generate electricity from bodily waste heat.
Bandimal-sovelluksen avulla voi säveltää musiikkia. Kuva: Yatatoy.
Honoured, University Published:

Student wins major award with mobile music app

“Openness is the way forward,” says Ilari Niitamo, winner of the Apple Design Award 2018.
Heli Salomaa. Kuvaaja: Jaakko Kahilaniemi.
Research & Art, University Published:

Artisan of the gaming world

This costume designer switched to virtual clothes.
Professor Yu Xiao. Photographer: Mikko Raskinen.
Research & Art, University Published:

Playing sparked an idea how to transfer tacit knowledge

Artificial intelligence could discreetly guide an employee to build and maintain equipment.

Themes and issues

Read the facsimile copies at 

23   Artificial intelligence, October 2018
22   Sustainability, April 2018
21   Human-centered living environments, January 2018        

20   Game changers and the new work, October 2017        

19   Multidisciplinarity, April 2017        

18   Art and creative practices, December 2016       

17   Entrepreneurship, October 2016 (in Finnish only)       

16   Materials research, May 2016        

15   Global business dynamics, December 2015        

14   Health technology, October 2015        

13   Aalto University five years, May 2015        

12   Research, December 2014        

11   Educating game changers, October 2014        

10   Big data, March 2014        

09   Health care, December 2013        

08   Energy, October 2013        

07   Creativity, May 2013        

06   Entrepreneurship, March 2013        

05   Housing and living environments, December 2012        

04   Bioeconomy, October 2012        

03   Time – solutions of a new generation, May 2012        

02   Wellbeing, February 2012        

01   Risks, October 2011       

Contact information 


Aalto University, Communications

PO Box 18000, FI-00076 Aalto
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Communications Director Jaakko Salavuo 
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+358 50 483 6120

Managing Editor

Paula Haikarainen

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+358 50 314 1545


Liisa Seppo
Otavamedia OMA Oy

Graphic design and illustrations
Students of visual communications design

Students and alumni of photography

Finnish and English 

Print run
Finnish edition 30 000 copies, English edition 5 000 copies

ISSN 2489-6772 (print)
ISSN 2489-6780 (online)