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Aalto University Magazine

Aalto University's stakeholder magazine focuses on science and art, technology and business – we describe how they converge and write about the people behind our stories. The magazine comes out twice a year.
Aalto University Magazine issue 24 in racks. Photo: Anni Kääriä.

Taste of an attitude change

If we can change our attitude towards food, the environment will benefit and the variety of flavours increase. Hold on to your hats – a food revolution is taking place.

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Kuvitus: Ida-Maria Wikström. Urbaanit ruoantuotannon tavat alkavat haastaa perinteistä maataloutta.

Taste of an attitude change

Read the Magazine articles on the new ecological ways of producing food:

Kuvitus: Ida-Maria Wikström. Sirkkojen kasvattamisesta syntyy murto-osa kasvihuonekaasuja suhteessa naudanlihan tuotannosta syntyviin kaasuihin.

Lowering the carbon footprint with bugs

Crickets are quite the superfood.

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Kuvitus: Ida-Maria Wikström. Suomessa järvet ovat pullollaan roskakalaksi leimattua särkeä, joka on hyvä proteiinin lähde.

Save our lakes by eating roach

Each roach an angler pulls up also removes phosphates, a key factor in eutrophication, from the water system. These phosphates are bound in fish bones.

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Kuvitus: Ida-Maria Wikström. Kotona voi kasvattaa sieniä kahvinporoissa tai kauran akanoissa.

Mushroom farming as part of the circular economy

18 million kilos of oyster mushrooms could be grown with the spent coffee grounds Finns produce each year.

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Kuvitus: Ida-Maria Wikström. Maailman viljelykasvien sadoista 35 prosenttia on riippuvaisia pölyttäjistä.

Bee appreciation

One way to protect bees would be to reintroduce them to urban life.

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A selection of Aalto University Magazine articles

Professori Tuukka Saarimaa seisomassa tyhjällä nurmikentällä, joka sijaitsee Helsingin keskustassa Oodi-kirjaston ja musiikkitalon välisellä puistoalueella. Kuvaaja: Jaakko Kahilaniemi.
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How would you fill waste land, Tuukka Saarimaa?

Whether land gets used to build a park or a high-rise, this Professor of Urban Economics would ensure that any solution is the result of careful consideration.
Kuvassa on professori Vesa Välimäki kuulokkeet päässään ja hänen vieressään akatemiatutkija Koray Tahiroğlu, joka soittaa yksikielistä monokordia. Kuvaaja: Jaakko Kahilaniemi.
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Ironing tunes

Technology can make an instrumentalist out of anyone. The brain loves music, but you need to be careful with the ears.
Henkilökuvassa Helsinki Design Weekin perustaja Kari Korkman. Kuvaaja: Aleksi Poutanen.
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Design emissary

It is possible to cooperate with any and every person, Kari Korkman believes. The founder of Helsinki Design Week is inspired by brainstorming.
Käsi pitelee neula-tyyppistä anturia, joka soveltuu esimerkiksi mittauksiin aivoleikkeissä. Anturin kärjen halkaisija on vain yhden mikrometrin suuruinen. Kuvaaja: Iiro Immonen.
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A teeny-weeny sensor with an enormous task

A sensor just a few thousandths of a millimetre across can inform physicians of the effectiveness of treatment.

Themes and published issues

Read the facsimile copies at issuu.com

25   University as an influencer in society, October 2019
24   Continuous learning, April 2019
23   Artificial intelligence, October 2018
22   Sustainability, April 2018
21   Human-centered living environments, January 2018        

20   Game changers and the new work, October 2017        

19   Multidisciplinarity, April 2017        

18   Art and creative practices, December 2016       

17   Entrepreneurship, October 2016 (in Finnish only)       

16   Materials research, May 2016        

15   Global business dynamics, December 2015        

14   Health technology, October 2015        
13   Aalto University five years, May 2015        
12   Research, December 2014        

11   Educating game changers, October 2014        
10   Big data, March 2014        

09   Health care, December 2013        

08   Energy, October 2013        
07   Creativity, May 2013        
06   Entrepreneurship, March 2013        
05   Housing and living environments, December 2012        
04   Bioeconomy, October 2012        
03   Time – solutions of a new generation, May 2012        

02   Wellbeing, February 2012        

01   Risks, October 2011       

Contact information 

Publisher:
Aalto University, Communications

PO Box 18000, FI-00076 Aalto
[email protected]

Change of address: [email protected]

Editor-in-Chief
Communications Director Jaakko Salavuo 
[email protected]
+358 50 483 6120

Managing Editor
Paula Haikarainen
[email protected]
+358 50 314 1545

AD
Liisa Seppo
Otavamedia OMA Oy

Graphic design and illustrations
Students of visual communications design

Photos 
Students and alumni of photography

Language
Finnish and English 

Print run
Finnish edition 32 000 copies, English edition 5 000 copies

ISSN 2489-6772 (print)
ISSN 2489-6780 (online)

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