Drupal: Aalto.fi website

Updates on the demo

The demo version of the new aalto.fi is now public for everyone to see and browse. Some big updates have taken place during the past weeks, and the development of the site continues towards the final version due later this year.
Harald Herlin Learning Centre, a view from the second floor to downstairs reading area. Photo by Aalto University / Tuomas Uusheimo

Languages and translations

Currently, the demo version hubs are available mainly in one language, in Finnish or English. If a language version is missing, the page has a link at the top of it to direct the reader to the available language version. The translation work for the missing language versions will start during the summer.

What’s new?

The most recent updates to the site are the News and Events components, as well as the automatic research output component and people liftup. In addition, the first version of the search function now in use.

News and Events

Drupal now offers components for creating news and events! Both news and events can be added by using specific content types designed for them. After adding some news or events, automatic event liftups and automatic news liftups can be used to automatically show some of them in an article or a hub.

Some news and events from the present aalto.fi have already been added manually to the new site to demonstrate what the new components look like. Below, you can see an example of both liftups.

News liftup example

This is an example of the news liftup.

Havainnekuva
Campus, University Published:

Two linden trees near Otaniementie to be renewed

The trees will soon be given a new life as decaying wood art.
Image depicts a white wall with the words IV Konehuone OLO sprayed on it in red, referring that the engine room for AC is that way.
Campus, Press releases, University Published:

Aalto University announces two art competitions for a campus block under construction

The competitions seek for artworks to be placed in Aalto Works block, currently under construction
Aalto Startup Center
Campus, Cooperation Published:

Aalto University joins the City of Helsinki's new campus incubator programme

Helsinki wants to create a strong network of business incubators in the city in cooperation with higher education institutions.
campus kampus Otakaari 1 winter talvi Kuva: Mikko Raskinen / Aalto-yliopisto
Campus, University Published:

Event liftup example

This is an example of the event liftup.

Photograph of the test setup for the prototype bearingless slice motor showing also the machine geometry.
Dissertations
Dissertations

Defence of doctoral thesis in the field of mechanical engineering, Janne Huotari, M.Sc. (Tech.)

Title of the dissertation is "Towards Optimal Unit Commitment of Future Ship Energy Systems".
Dissertations

Defence of doctoral thesis in the field of applied physics, Rina Ibragimova

Title of the doctoral thesis is "On the surface: Effects of functionalization and defects in two-dimensional MXenes"
Dissertations

Defence of doctoral thesis in the field of industrial engineering and management, M.Sc.(Tech) Joosef Valli

Title of the doctoral thesis is "Cognition, Complexity, and the Financial Crisis: The Federal Open Market Committee's Search for a Monetary Policy Strategy"

Research group members and research outputs

Research groups have now been added to Drupal using their own content type. Two new components, especially useful for these pages, are automatic research outputs and people liftup.

The component for automatic research outputs collects a research group’s publications from the research.aalto.fi database, and displays them on the page. People liftup can be used to show the group members. This information also comes from the same database.

Research group publication example

Search

The search can now be used by clicking the magnifying glass icon in the top right-hand corner of a page. This is the first version of the search, which will be improved during the coming months.

Search example

Feedback

The demo version helps the project team in developing the site further when we receive even more feedback through the site. We have added an easy way to give feedback directly on the site, by clicking on the feedback button.

Go and check the demo at beta.aalto.fi!

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