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Saija Toivonen appointed as Assistant Professor of Real Estate Economics

Toivonen examines changes in the real estate sector and commercial real estate markets using the tools of futures research.
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Saija Toivonen

Tiina Tuurnala named as Aalto University School of Engineering Alumna of the Year 2019

'My current position is an excellent vantage point for working toward zero-emission seafaring together with other stakeholders.'
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Tiina Tuurnala, Alumna of the Year 2019, School of Engineering

Maaria Nordman appointed as Assistant Professor of geoinformatics

Nordman’s research focuses on geodynamics, geodesy and positioning.
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Professori Maaria Nordman istuu rakennetun ympäristön laitoksen tilojen edessä.

Elias Oikarinen appointed as Associate Professor of Real Estate Economics

Oikarinen’s main research interests are price formation and dynamics in the housing
market and real estate investment.
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Professori Elias Oikarinen Väreen edessä.

The water we eat

Food production accounts for up to 70% of the global consumption of fresh water, the substance that is so essential to life. We need to change our diets to keep the Earth’s water from running out as its population increases rapidly.
Aalto Magazine, Research & Art
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Mika Jalava – The water we eat

Olli Varis appointed Aalto Distinguished Professor

Professor Olli Varis of the Department of Built Environment, School of Engineering, has been appointed Aalto Distinguished Professor. The title is awarded to professors of exceptional academic merit.
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Olli Varis nimitetty Aalto-professoriksi

Safe and healthy walking: A theory driven cross cultural comparison study

Welcome to participate in a research project that undertakes a cross-cultural comparison of the perceived risk involved in walking near or crossing roads when using a smart phone or when affected by alcohol.
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Lady walking and speaking on the phone.

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).
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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