Wood Wonders exhibition showcases climate-friendly building concepts

Wood is a strong and versatile building material that improves indoor air quality and reduces the need for heating – and provides pleasure.

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The combination of plant-based particles and water forms an “eco” super-glue

In a collaboration between Aalto and other research institutions, a new, ecological adhesive has been developed that rivals superglue in strength
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New high-tech mouthwash uses light to kill harmful bacteria on teeth

The new method developed by Finnish researchers is based on dual-light photodynamic therapy. The method doesn’t interfere with friendly bacteria in the mouth, or cause bacterial resistance
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A smart jumpsuit provides information on infants’ movement and development

A new innovation by University of Helsinki and Aalto University makes it possible, for the first time, to quantitatively assess children’s spontaneous movement in the natural environment.
Halldorophone-soittimessa on puupintaa ja pyöreitä muotoja kuten sellossa, mutta siinä on myös paljon elektroniikkaa.
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This strange instrument from Joker soundtrack was invented in Finland

There are only five of them in the world. And one of them can be heard throughout the movie that just won the Oscar for Original score. This rare device is the electro-acoustic halldorophone, and its story can be traced back to Finland and to the workshops of the University of Art and Design Helsinki.
Wood Wonders: Kokoon house scale model. Photo: Anne Kinnunen
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Building with wood is a climate-friendly option – the Wood Wonders exhibition provides five interesting viewpoints on construction

Forest wood used in buildings can bind carbon for centuries. Wood is a strong and versatile building material that improves indoor air quality, reduces the need for heating and air conditioning – and provides pleasure.
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Five new members to join the Aalto University alumni network board

On 7 February 2020, Tuula Antola, Isabella Haas, Mikko J. Salminen, Kaisa Vikkula and Antti Ylimutka joined the Aalto University alumni network board. Kaj Hagros (chair) and Ilkka Hiirsalmi continue on the board. This year, the goal is to launch interdisciplinary alumni activities and involve more international alumni.

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A joint laboratory of circular economy was opened in Otaniemi

The Geological Survey of Finland, VTT and Aalto University work together with industry to develop solutions for the needs of a carbon-neutral and resource-efficient society.
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Crab-shell and seaweed compounds spin into yarns for sustainable and functional materials

Biobased fibres are made from two renewable marine resources and with promise in advanced applications, in wovens and medical materials, among others. The threads draw strength from the crab chitin component and flexibility from seaweed alginate.
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Feeding the world without wrecking the planet is possible

Almost half of current food production is harmful to our planet – causing biodiversity loss, ecosystem degradation and water stress. But as world population continues to grow, can that last?

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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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Seminar: Nordic Art Education in Motion

The seminar discusses international perspectives in art education and highlights Nordic collaboration.
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AVP Masterclass: From User Centric to Planet Centric Design

Join to learn more about the PCD philosophy and grab yourself new additions to your design toolbox!
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Lectures and seminars

Department of Applied Physics Research Seminar: Prof. Karsten Wedel Jacobsen

Prof. Karsten Wedel Jacobsen (Technical University of Denmark) will give a research seminar "Machine learning-accelerated computational screening and structure determination".
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Blood donation in Dipoli 27.2.2020

Finnish Red Cross Blood Service will organize a blood donation

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Professor Visa Koivunen receives association EURASIP's most prestigious honor

Professor Visa Koivunen from the Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics, is the second recipient of this recognition from Finland
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School of Business alumna: Anne Tolonen
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School of Business alumni story: Anne Tolonen

Our alumna Anne Tolonen always knew she would go to work abroad after studies. After spending over 5 years abroad in different management positions, she has learnt to appreciate inspiring and caring leadership manners.
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Aalto 10 km & 5 km Sports Event for everyone in Aalto - registration open now!

Aalto 10 km & 5 km is a great sports event organized as part of the Espoo Rantamaraton weekend 19.-20.9.2020
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