This is what a more sustainable world looks like

The Designs for a Cooler Planet event in September will showcase inspiring projects, like wood-based glitter or electric-powered boats.

Wood-based structural shimmering wood colour has no colour pigments. Photo: Valeria Azovskaya

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Aalto University's management: We call everyone to take action against racism and discrimination

There's no place for racism in the scientific community says the management of Aalto University in its statement. As a university, Aalto is working hard to develop an open and diverse community.
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Thought-provoking summer listening - dive into the world of podcasts

Our podcasts provide diverse content on learning, science, business, work life and philosophy, among other things. Don on your earphones and get listening!
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Radical creativity sparks discoveries

An idea that may sound crazy at first can be the key to solving significant challenges. Aalto University provides a favourable environment for daring initiatives that can lead to the discovery of some genuinely novel solutions.
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Students and companies happy with collaboration within Aalto International Talent Programme

The Aalto International Talent Programme pilot came to an end in May. The programme supports international degree students' employment and careers.
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Nature-imitating coating makes batteries more durable and efficient

Aalto University's researchers were the first in the world to make use of carbon dioxide in the production of a battery protective coating.
ShanghaiRankings by subject 2020, Aalto is 24th in the world in Business Administration
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Aalto continued with excellent performance in ShanghaiRankings

Ten subjects rank in the top one hundred worldwide.

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Aalto helps

Our society faces a huge challenge caused by the global coronavirus pandemic. As Aalto community, we will do our utmost to help in the midst of the crisis. On this page, we are gathering information about initiatives and projects related to the coronavirus pandemic that are currently underway at Aalto University.

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Information on the effects of coronavirus on activities at Aalto University.

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Aalto's experts in questions related to coronavirus

Aalto University provides expert and research knowledge about the corona virus pandemic. Please note the coronavirus situation is monitored and assessed by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, THL.

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Our society faces a huge challenge caused by the global coronavirus pandemic. As the Aalto community, we will do our utmost to help in the midst of the crisis. You can donate to support the battle against the corona pandemic.

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In spite of the circumstances, the day of the public examination was great!

Marleen Wierenga is one of the eight doctoral candidates who defended their dissertation remotely at the School of Business this spring.
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Online version of neuroscience conference a great success

Presentations at the BrainSTIM 2020 conference were high quality, and the mood was kept light by the conference studio, a cake challenge and break-time workouts.
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Academy of Finland corona-related funding to Assistant Professor Ewald Kibler’s research group

The group will study the effects of the COVID-19 crisis on entrepreneurs who are over 50 years old and for whom the crisis thus poses several risks.
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Seventh report of the Helsinki GSE situation room: Largest drop in salary amount in April in Kouvola, Vaasa and Helsinki

The report is presented at an open access webinar in Zoom on Thursday, 4 June at 8 am.

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Aalto led consortium GMeRitS awarded Blockchains for Social Good prize

The prize awarded by the Enhanced European Innovation Council EIC is worth a million euros and was granted for work on the social effectiveness of blockchain technology.
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Salla-Mari Saanio studies online learning strategies in her Master's thesis

Information Networks student Salla-Mari Saanio joins Aalto Online Learning team to do her Master's thesis.
The Olli V Lounasmaa Memorial Prize 2020 awarded to JC Séamus Davis
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Olli V. Lounasmaa Memorial Prize awarded to Professor J.C. Séamus Davis

The winner of the 2020 Olli V. Lounasmaa Memorial Prize tells us about his research in quantum materials
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Sleep apnea is a threat for public health - students developed an application that recognizes its signs at home

Diagnosing sleep apnea is laborious and expensive, so easy-to-use methods for screening and long-term follow-up are needed

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The world needs new and revolutionary ideas, solutions, entrepreneurship, work and new kind of leadership. These will not come about by themselves. A donation to Aalto University is a donation for strong, internationally successful Finland.

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Simple yet effective ways to act on climate change – tips for everyday life

Author and Creative Sustainability student Rinna Saramäki and AaltoSDG mobile application encourage everyone to take action to mitigate climate change.
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Joint project seeks low-emission industrial solutions

Converting electricity into another form of energy and then back into electricity can be applied to the production of synthetic fuels, chemicals and the edible proteins known as 'electric' foods.
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Doctoral dissertation: Curbing climate change requires more efficient methods than emissions trading

The dissertation aims to increase understanding of the significance of ideologies and power in climate policies.
Designs for a Cooler Planet 2020: Race for the Future
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This is what a more sustainable world looks like: Wood-based glitter, electric-powered boats and printed solar cells

The Aalto University Designs for a Cooler Planet event will showcase inspiring future scenarios during this coming September. The exhibition aims to show that collaboration between designers, researchers and stakeholders will lead to better solutions for people and the environment.