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Panu Sainio appointed School of Engineering technology manager

Sainio's responsibilities include the development of the school's Technical Support Services and the Aalto Works block in association with the future users of the block as well as Aalto Campus & Real Estate (ACRE).
Appointments
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Teknologiapäällikkö Panu Sainio

How can we use rivers sustainably?

Humans have long altered the natural state of rivers. Now nature’s own methods can help us to manage rivers more sustainably.
Research & Art
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fragile waters infographics endangered rivers page 1 design: Lin Pei-Yu

How can wastewater become a resource?

A crucial part of the circular economy, wastewater can give us essential nutrients in an environmentally friendly way.
Research & Art
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fragile water infographic circular water lin peiyu 2

​​​​​​​How can we conserve the natural cycle of water in cities?

Changing water circulation to resemble more the natural cycle with nature-based solutions.
Research & Art
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fragile water infographic urban water lin peiyun 2

€32 million funding boost for Smart Cities Research in Tallinn & Helsinki

Smart Cities Centre of Excellence to be established as a joint project between Tallinn University of Technology and Aalto University
Cooperation, Press releases
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Image: Mikko Raskinen.

Where is the water?

Only a fraction of the water on Earth is drinkable, so we need ways to use it smartly.
Research & Art
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Where is the water?

How can we eat less water?

Most of the water we consume is hidden in food production, so we need to carefully choose what we put on our plates. 
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Solar power seen as expensive without reason – already a viable option for one in three residential buildings

According to researchers, legal reform could spur a majority of properties to become energy producers.
Research & Art
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väre aalto-yliopisto solar panels mikko raskinen

Assistant Professor Matti Kummu secures €2 million ERC grant to explore sustainable ways to meet the growing food demand

The main aim is to assess globally what are the feasible opportunities to meet the future food demand with sustainable use of natural resources.
Research & Art
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uusia integroituja mallinnus- ja analyysimenetelmiä

New professor of practice to promote circular economy in wastewater treatment

Anna Mikola, DSc (Tech.), has been appointed Professor of Practice at the School of Engineering in the field of municipal wastewater treatment starting 1 November 2018.
Appointments, Press releases, Research & Art
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Professor of Practice Anna Mikola Aalto University ENG photo: Annamari Tolonen

Crystal Flowers in Halls of Mirrors course - apply now

The course is a unique opportunity to work with your hands and to build an exhibition in a group with many talents - including science.
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Scientific journals are interested in a good story well told, too

International scientific publications are flooded with manuscripts. We asked Gustaf Olsson – professor emeritus and member of several editorial boards – what makes an article stand out.
Research & Art
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Kirsi Virrantaus and Pentti Kujala continue as vice deans at School of Engineering

The area of responsibility for Professor Virrantaus is teaching and her term runs from 1 July 2018 to 31 July 2021. Professor Kujala's area of responsibility is research, and his term runs from 1 July 2018 to 31 December 2021.
Appointments
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QS Ranking: Aalto places 140th in the world

Aalto is #1 in Finland with regard to relative number of research citations and employer reputation.
Honoured
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World Challenge 2018 Finals in Finland on 27–30 August – work for a better world

Innovators are invited to develop apps that improve life on earth by utilising satellite data.
Cooperation
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Mathematics and Systems Analysis research

New professor of technology education inspires young people to the field of technology

Aalto University’s new Professor of Practice Maria Clavert promotes technology education from basic education to university level and teacher education.
Studies, University
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Maria Clavert

Finding the unknown, D.Sc. Natalie Segercrantz

Doctoral graduate Natalie Segercrantz likens research work to being an explorer. In a laboratory, one can encounter something that has never been witnessed before.
Research & Art
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Doctoral graduate Natalie Segercrantz Aalto University

Donation funds a supportive doctoral school

A new, motivating and communal path towards a doctoral degree was realised thanks to a donation from the Land and Water Technology Foundation.
Cooperation
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Members of the Water and Development research group from the left: Pekka Kinnunen, Maija Taka, Lauri Ahopelto, Amy Fallon, Olli Varis and Venla Niva. Photo: Nita Vera.

Monitoring the world’s forests with satellite data – Assistant Professor Miina Rautiainen granted 2 million in ERC funding

Detailed knowledge on the state of forest resources and climate change can be produced through more effective interpretation of satellite images.
Research & Art
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Aalto University School of Engineering

Matti Vaaja appointed Assistant Professor of Geoinformatics at Aalto University

Vaaja is an expert on photogrammetric measuring technology and 3D point cloud models, which are used e.g. for interior measurement of buildings and in autonomous robotic cars.
Research & Art
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Aalto University School of Engineering