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Scientists develop a sound device to allow monkeys living in a Finnish zoo to play sounds and music

The use of sounds is a promising way to improve the life and wellbeing of animals living in captivity
Droplet of honey in a superhydrophobic tube
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When honey flows faster than water

Physicists surprised to find that in specially coated tubes, the more viscous a liquid is, the faster it flows
Aallossa kehitetty kolmiulotteinen malli, jossa aurinkotuulen vaikutuksesta Venuksesta pakenevat hapen ionit on kuvattu punaisilla pisteillä
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BepiColombo, en route to Mercury, flew by Venus – simulation shows clouds of particles escaping from the planet

Researchers at Aalto University have been involved in building the equipment on board the probe, which are used in studying phenomena such as space weather on Venus and Mercury.
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Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation granted Aalto University EUR 10.5 million to establish a bioinnovation centre

The centre will accelerate the transition to a circular economy and bioeconomy, and create opportunities for sustainable economic growth in Finland.
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Adam Yousfi wins the Millennium Youth Prize with his work on water pumps

In the competition, innovators under the age of 19 take on global sustainable development challenges.

Grafiikassa tietokoneikoneita, jotka ovat kytköksissä toisiinsa.
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FITech offers free online studies – learn about the business opportunities offered by blockchain

With FITech Network University's new online courses, you can explore the business opportunities of blockchain or take your own digital stride forward by learning the basics of programming, data and applications. The courses are offered by Aalto University and you can study them at your own pace.

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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 coronavirus

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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Support the battle against the coronavirus

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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Mallinnus aerosolien leviämisestä bussissa.
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New simulation code to eliminate need for super computers in modelling indoor aerosols

Focused on public indoor environments, the code will be openly available for researchers and other professionals
Kuvassa kädet ja post-it-lappuja. Kuva: Adolfo Vera
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How has the coronavirus affected company strategies? - Survey produces information to support decision-making

The information produced in the Aalto University project will help companies make strategy and investment decisions.
UNITE! workshop at Aalto University in February 2020. Photo: Mikko Raskinen.
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Funding for project to design future universities

Europe-wide collaboration aims to make research more open and diverse
Kuva: Adolfo Vera.
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Can EEG and machine learning predict respiratory difficulties in Covid19 patients?

Researchers are planning to investigate severe respiratory problems in coronavirus patients with EEG and machine learning, to help to predict the need of intensive care treatment of other COVID19 patients.

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

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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.

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Korkealta (Hotelli Clarionista) otettu maisemakuva Helsingin Hietalahdesta, etualalla merta
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Argumenta project for the professorship of history of architecture and architectural conservation

The project aims at deepening and increasing public discussion and societal impact on the fate of the modern building stock.
Urs Dieker working with wood, kuva Eren Öztekin
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Hollywood costume design goes sustainable

A textile artist sees natural materials as the future for costumes in television and film.
Kuva: Eeva Suorlahti
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Nordic project to enhance circularity of textiles

Doubling the life of textiles will reduce the climate impact by 40-50%. Still most of the used textiles generated in the Nordic region is incinerated instead of being reused, remanufactured and recycled. To enhance circularity of textiles a two-year Nordic project has been initiated.
Professori Nitin Sawhney istumassa rannalla, kuva: Veera Konsti
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Everyday choices: Nitin Sawhney, how do we cooperate in times of crisis?

Professor Sawhney examines the role of technology and cooperation in crisis using transdisciplinary human-centered design practices.

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Maarit Käpylä turned her childhood hobbies into a living

As a child, Maarit Käpylä was interested in the stars and coding, and now she researches the activity of the sun, which could not be done without computer science

Nainen seisoo ja katsoo sivulle hymyillen kädet puuskassa. Hänellä on päällään musta paita ja sininen huivi ja aurinko värjää taustaa vaaleaksi.

Assistant Professor Elisa Mekler: Gaming can help to cope with difficult life situations and improve one’s wellbeing

Elisa Mekler found out in her recent study that video games might help people to cope with difficult life situations, which offers a new challenge to game designers

Kun tietotekniikan laitoksen uusi apulaisprofessori Elisa Mekler teki väitöskirjaansa, pelillistämisen tutkiminen psykologisesta, teoreettisesta näkökulmasta motivaatioteorioita hyödyntäen oli uutta. "Sitä ei yksinkertaisesti tehty aikaisemmin", Mekler sanoo.