Aalto sustainability news

211 results for News, Sustainability

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
Research & Art, University
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a microscopic view of the bonding process when water is mixed with select plant-based particles

Pricing principle for charging electric cars to change

The pricing principle for the charging of electric cars on campus will change on Friday, February 28 at 16.00 (4:00 pm). Instead of the previously used time-based charge, you will be charged based on how much energy you use.
Campus, University
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Sähköauto Zoe

Join Aalto Ventures Program Summer Course - Creating Multidimensional Experiences!

Aalto Ventures Program Summer Course Creating Multidimensional Experiences will be running again in August 2020 – signup is now open!
Studies
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Group of students jumping in the air

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.
Press releases
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Kiertotalouslaboratorio, Ted Nuorivaara

EIT Manufacturing Info session 2020 - Call results and Business Plan 2020

A status update on EIT Manufacturing activities e.g. Project call results, Match Making Events, EIT Manufacturing MSc School and Upcoming call)
Research & Art
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Aalto EIT Services - Javor

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.
Cooperation, Research & Art
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Wood Wonders: Kokoon house scale model. Photo: Anne Kinnunen

Metex Award to Ville Piippo

The thesis, in the field of design, focuses on driving ergonomics and sustainable design of an electric motorbike.
Honoured, Research & Art
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two men shaking hands

Professor Peter D. Lund awarded high Chinese Honour

Renewable energy expert granted Jiangsu Award and Medal of Friendship
Honoured
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Peter Lund. Photo: Anni Hanén.

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?
Research & Art
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maankäyttö

Julia Lohmann: ‘We know too much and do too little’

Lohmann’s magnificent seaweed pavilion encourages leaders to make difficult decisions and establish a ‘do-tank’ way of collaborating at the 50th World Economic Forum in Davos.
Research & Art, Studies
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Julia Lohmann's Department of Seaweed at WEF. Photo: Mikko Raskinen

Water management professor Marko Keskinen studies the interaction of water and society

Water management is not only about environmental sustainability, but also about equity and equality.
Appointments
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Professori Marko Keskinen

Growing demand for climate-friendly construction: could wood architecture become one of Finland’s exports?

The Wood Wonders exhibition to be opened at Helsinki Airport on the 5th of February will show passengers the innovations related to wood construction and display the sector’s latest developments.
Cooperation, Research & Art
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Luukku House was designed to have a low carbon footprint. Photo by Anne Kinnunen

Ecological fertilizer from wastewater nutrients

By using the innovative NPHarvest-process wastewater treatment plants can get an efficient pretreatment while producing ecological fertilizer simultaneously.
Research & Art
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 NPHarvest -laitteisto toiminnassa Gasumin biokaasulaitoksella Riihimäellä

EIT Climate-KIC supported Ioncell directly offers an innovation that regenerates fibres, while enabling them to be recyclable and biodegradable

Ioncell, conceptualised out of Aalto University, provides a closed-loop technology to regenerate cellulosic fibres without using harmful chemicals.
Research & Art
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Ioncell bowtie Photo: Eeva Suorlahti

Designs for a Cooler Planet returns in September 2020 — This is a university-wide open call

We are looking for research and solutions which address the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.
Campus, Research & Art
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Helsinki Design Week 2020 Designs for a Cooler Planet

Albedo matters for the climate and forestry can have an impact on it

A research project conducted by Aalto University found that favoring broadleaved species in boreal forestry is a climate-friendly option when considering the forest albedo. Therefore, forest management actions can directly affect forest albedo, and hence the climate, without decreasing forest productivity.
Research & Art
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Sekametsä

Become a recycling master — take our circular economy course online

Be part of the solution and see material recycling and sorting in a new light. Aalto University and Aalto University Properties Ltd. are organising an online course on the circular economy for students and employees of Aalto University in collaboration with L&T.
For Aalto community
Campus
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Kuvassa kiertotalousvalmennukseen liittyviä hahmoja

The Dean’s Circle event discussed opportunities to create a more sustainable society through business

Influential actors in society and business gathered at the Aalto University School of Business Dean’s Circle event on November 12th to discuss the theme “Sustainable Business – Sustainable Society”.
Cooperation
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Picture from the Dean's Circle event, host Ingmar Björkman, and panelists Idar Kreutzer, Minna Halme, Katariina Helaniemi and Mikko Kosonen in the picture. Photographer Lasse Lecklin.

‘The ethical issues in Artificial Intelligence are a hot topic all around at the moment’

Master’s student Nagadivya Balasubramaniam, originally from India, enjoys the fact that at Aalto students get enough time to learn things profoundly. For her thesis, Balasubramaniam studied ethics of AI – and soon she will continue her Aalto career by starting her doctoral studies.
Studies
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Nagadivya Balasubramaniam sitting on a red armchair

Contemporary design enables critical reflection

Design is the method with which we shape our world. The new MA Contemporary Design combines material-led design with critical and conceptual thinking practices.
Research & Art, Studies
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What is contemporary design?