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.

Human City Design Award Antti Ahlava Kuva: Anna Aminoff
Campus, Honoured, University Published:

School as a Service concept received the Human City Design Award

The award recognizes the creation of a more sustainable community and environment.
The details avaiable on the page in a picture with a colourful cartoon of an antropomorphic qubit
Campus, Research & Art Published:

From quantum gateways to super-refrigerators – the quantum technology revolution arrives in Otaniemi

An exhibition uncovering the secrets of quantum technology is opening on 17 October as part of the quantum technology summit
Otaniemi ilmakuva
Campus, University Published:

Part of Maarintie will be closed to vehicle traffic in October

Jokeri Light Rail will be built near the properties on Maarintie and at the intersection of Konemiehentie and Tietotie. As of June 2019, preparation work such as stabilization, and other works related to Jokeri Light Rail has been carried out on Maarintie.
Kaksi opiskelijaa kävelee A Bloc -kauppakeskuksessa.
Campus, University Published:

A Bloc in Otaniemi awarded as best shopping centre innovation in Finland

The Nordic Council of Shopping Centers valued A Bloc’s vision for the future.

Event liftup example

This is an example of the event liftup.

Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of Mathematics, Teemu Häkkinen, M.Sc. (Tech.)

Investigating biological patterning and growth by means of computer simulation
rock engineering
Dissertations

Defence of Dissertation in the field of Geoengineering, Janiszewski Mateusz, M.Sc. (Tech)

Title of the doctoral dissertation “Techno-economic aspects of seasonal underground storage of solar thermal energy in hard crystalline rocks”
Väitöstiedotteet
Dissertations

Defence in the field of Landscape Architecture: M.Sc. Outi Tahvonen

The ‘urban green’ concept should be considered in the context of multi-scalar green infrastructure (GI) designed to face the complex challenges of contemporary cities. GI is a spatial network that includes all urban greenspaces and penetrates all land-use categories regardless of their primary function.
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of Chemistry, M.Sc. Fatemeh Davodi

The title of the dissertation is Rational Design of Novel and Efficient Electrocatalysts for Hydrogen Production

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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