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Lightning strikes
Research & Art Published:

Machine learning helps to predict blackouts caused by storms

A collaboration between computer scientists at Aalto University and the Finnish Meteorological Institute applies machine learning to predict how damaging a storm will be
Fragile Water display at Helsinki-Vantaa airport
Research & Art, University Published:

The Finnish EU presidency gets a dose of Aalto visual food for thought

Materials Matter, and Fragile Water, two popular Aalto University exhibitions, are being featured as part of the Finnish EU presidency, which started at the beginning of July, and which runs for six months.
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
THE Young universities 2019
University Published:

Aalto ranks 18th among world’s young universities

Times Higher Education rankings places Aalto in the shared 1st spot in the Nordic countries among universities under 50 years old
Wafer of qubits
University Published:

Aalto quantum computing spinout secures €11.45m in funding

IQM hopes to commercialise groundbreaking research from Aalto and VTT
Kuvassa näkyy Anni Johansson. Kuva: Susanna Rosin.
Studies Published:

Open University is an excellent route to the School of Business

Open University studies eventually led to Anni Johansson to becoming a degree student at the School of Business, and the firm belief that she had chosen the right field.

Schools, departments and units

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

Open University course list
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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

Image: Taneli Luotoniemi.
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
Name and dates of the exhibition
Exhibitions and fairs

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

Exhibition highlights carefully selected items from the Aalto University Archives.
Protopaja
Lectures and seminars

Protocamp Course - Final Show

Students design and build prototypes for businesses in the Protocamp workshop course organised for the fourth time.
Sähköbussi
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of mechanical engineering, Klaus Kivekäs, M.Sc. (Tech.)

Driving Cycle Uncertainty and Energy Consumption of City Buses: Analysis and Optimization.
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.

Campus maps

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Give for the future

Find articles related to climate change

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.

News
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.

News
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.

News
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

News
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.

News
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.

News

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.