What will Otaniemi look like in 2050? New services, more residents and plenty of green.

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One scenario of Otaniemi. Illustration: Tuomas Kärkkäinen / Aalto University

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Aalto Thesis is a multidisciplinary program for making the master's thesis.
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Aalto Thesis: Boosting multidisciplinary collaboration and work-life relevance

Aalto Thesis is a newly launched model for an integrated project-based and work-life oriented Master’s Thesis, executed as a part of a multidisciplinary student team.
Aalto Effect book cover / Photo by Mikko Raskinen
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From clean energy to personalized medicine – a new book about the power of the university

The Aalto Effect is a tribute to the ambitious and uncompromising work of dozens of researchers.
Nanocellulose bicycle Photo: Eeva Suorlahti
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Tomorrow's Sustainable Lifestyles Showcased in Otaniemi

One of Helsinki Design Week's main events, Designs for a Cooler Planet, will showcase Aalto University's cross-cutting future prototypes, such as a nanocellulose bicycle, microbial headphones and Ioncell clothes
Aalto Day One 2019-2020
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Aalto Day One 2019-2020

The faculty, staff and students of Aalto University are all invited to celebrate the opening of the academic year on 3 September 2019. Registration is open.
Photoactive rod-like virus bundle schematic
Press releases, Research & Art, University Published:

Dyes and viruses create new composite material for photooxidation reactions

A recent study shows that native viruses can be employed as a scaffold to immobilise photoactive molecules to potentially oxidise organic pollutants present in wastewater, under visible light irradiation
Syväoppimismenetelmä auttaa tunnistamaan diabeteksen aiheuttamia silmäsairauksia.
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Deep learning model detects diabetic eye diseases accurately

Finnish AI researchers have developed a deep learning system that may help detecting diabetic eye diseases, which could make doctors’ work easier and reduce healthcare costs

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

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Art and creative practices

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Exhibitions and fairs

IN TRANSITION - Mathematics and Art student exhibition at the Espoo Cultural Centre

The exhibition showcases student work from the Crystal Flowers in Halls of Mirrors course
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Exhibitions and fairs

Re-imagining the Past - Stories from the Aalto Archives exhibition

Exhibition highlights carefully selected items from the Aalto University Archives.
Water use of diets in changing food, photo Maija Taka
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of water management, Mika Jalava, M.Sc. (Tech.)

The water we eat: Methods for estimating water use of diets in changing food.
Aalto Day One 2019-2020
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Aalto Day One 2019-2020

The faculty, staff and students of Aalto University are all invited to celebrate the opening of the academic year on 3 September 2019. Registration is open.
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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Matti Liimatainen. kuva: Sanna Lehto

Unraveling fast fashion at the seams

Finnish clothing designer Matti Liimatainen has created a range of garments that wearers themselves assemble by hand. Now he's using automation technology to bring people even closer to the production of their own clothes.

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Post doc tutkija Michael Lettenmeier Kuva: Sanna Lehto

What can you do for the climate?

Within the next ten years, Finns need to cut down more than 75% of our carbon footprint. The change is enormous, and will be based on new lifestyles, says Michael Lettenmeier.

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Professori Kirsi Niinimäki. Kuva: Mikko Raskinen.

Slow cycle

In its present form, the clothing industry is a polluter of water systems and a climate baddy. Materials recycling is not a sufficient answer, the whole system must change instead, says an expert on the circular fashion economy.

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Emma Saarnio ja Helmi Liikanen

Jenni Haukio’s Independence Day gown sets the stage for Finland’s next 100 years

Designed by Aalto students Emma Saarnio and Helmi Liikanen, the dress evokes nature with exquisite materiality and minimalist lines

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Polaris-projekti visualisoi nuorten ilmastoahdistusta

The Polaris study project visualizes climate change anxiety

Finnish Broadcasting Company’s mobile story tries to capture how young adults experience climate change.

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Ilmakuva Väreestä ja Kauppakorkeakoulusta. Taivas upean punakeltainen. Kuva: Aalto-yliopisto / Mika Huisman

Wider introduction of renewable energy is possible also in Finland

The dismantling of obstacles to decentralised energy should continue.

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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
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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
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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
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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.