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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.
Aalto University Health Platform - Mikko Raskinen

As the coronavirus continues its advance, we are forced to contemplate what the university’s most important priority is during this exceptional time and it is essential for us to protect the health and safety of our community. We shall uphold our social responsibility, and therefore preventing the spread of the coronavirus and its harm to humans and society is of the utmost importance.

The Aalto community has significant expertise that is vital in tackling the pandemic crisis. As just one example, Aalto researchers are part of a team that is investigating the airborne transmission of the coronavirus investigating of the airborne transmission of coronavirus.

You can support the battle against coronavirus with a donation. The gifts donated to fight the coronavirus will be used for research and education that will help to solve the pandemic and the challenges it causes to the society. The president of the university will decide on the allocation between the projects.

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I fully encourage other researchers to do work on the coronavirus epidemic as it is really time to roll up the sleeves

Assistant professor Ville Vuorinen
kaksi naista istuu punaisilla tuoleilla studiossa keskustelemassa, taustalla musta verho ja keltainen lattia

What can we learn from the pandemic?

Aalto University's studio discussion focused on what the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us about the importance of the environment for health and wellbeing.

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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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Ihminen tekemässä työtä laboratotiossa.

How to motivate people to comply voluntarily with necessary restrictions – 13 principles for effective COVID-19 related communication

Decision-makers and experts should support people's autonomy, competence and relatedness in their COVID-19 related communications with citizens.

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Kuvakaappaus videolta, joka näyttää, miten virusta kantavien aerosolien pitoisuus nousee nopeasti pienessä tilassa, sillä keveät aerosolipisarat voivat jäädä leijumaan tunneiksi, jos tila on huonosti tuuletettu.

New research shows how gatherings of people increase the risk of coronavirus exposure

The content of aerosols carrying the virus rises rapidly in a small space, as light aerosol droplets can remain afloat for hours if the space is poorly ventilated.

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Kuva: NordicMathCovid-hanke.

New epidemic modelling facilitates assessment of corona strategies

Carried out as a joint project involving Finnish, Swedish and Norwegian researchers, the model also takes into account network structures and human mobility.

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Otaniemi campus above / photo: Aalto University, Matti Ahlgren

More than 300 corporate executives reported on the effects of the coronavirus crisis: decelerated expansion plans, accelerated innovation activities, and increasing demand for talent

Companies were generally effective in their operative crisis management, but obstacles remain in the way of long-term growth, according to a new study by Aalto University. The researchers say that availability of know-how, especially in relation to new technologies, is becoming a bottleneck for organizational growth and renewal.

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Mallinnus aerosolien leviämisestä bussissa.

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

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SARS-COVID19

Invention by a Finnish start-up speeds up coronavirus testing

Xfold Imaging Oy, founded by researchers from Aalto University and the University of Helsinki, has developed a nanocoated glass slide that makes microscopes dozens of times more accurate. It enables the identifying of coronavirus from a sample up to one day earlier compared to current technology.

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BIZ public artworks (photo: Mikko Raskinen)

Helsinki GSE establishes an economic situation room - The aim is to support fast decision making amid the coronavirus crisis

The project highlights Finland as a solid example of effective and timely policy decisions due to availability of data.

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Aerosolipilven mallintaminen

Researchers modelling the spread of the coronavirus emphasise the importance of avoiding busy indoor spaces

A joint project carried out by four Finnish research organisations has studied the transport and spread of coronavirus through the air. Preliminary results indicate that aerosol particles carrying the virus can remain in the air longer than was originally thought, so it is important to avoid busy public indoor spaces. This also reduces the risk of droplet infection, which remains the main path of transmission for coronavirus.

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Aerosol particles

Modelling confirms: Isolating the ill and prioritising remote work are key strategies in combating the coronavirus

Researchers emphasise that longer indoor exposure times and closer proximity to others bring greater risk of infection. Avoiding overlapping shifts and a good ventilation can improve workplace safety.

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