Aalto.fi website

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.

Helsinki Design Week 2020 Designs for a Cooler Planet
Campus, Research & Art Published:

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 kampus Otakaari 1 winter talvi Kuva: Mikko Raskinen / Aalto-yliopisto
Campus, University Published:

Interruption of district heating distribution in the following properties: Otakaari 1, 4 and Puumiehenkuja 2

District heating will be suspended in Otakaari 1, 4 and Puumiehenkuja 2 due to maintenance work. The interruption will occur on Tuesday, November 26 starting at 8am until 4pm.
Mehta Heino 3D printer printing the Helsinki Cathedral
Campus Published:

Defining new normals for 3D printing – the Mehta Heino story

A small two-person startup Mehta Heino is creating a new industry standard in 3D printing in their office in startup hub A Grid on the Aalto University campus.
Opiskelijat AYY housing Kuva: Pekko Korvuo / AYY
Campus, University Published:

Student Union looks for creative ideas for their information channels from Junction

Europe's largest hackathon, Junction, brings together 1500 participants to Aalto University's campus in November.

Event liftup example

This is an example of the event liftup.

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Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of Bioproduct Technology, M.Sc. Gerardo Gomez Millan

The title of the dissertation is Valorization of Low Concentration Sugar Side-stream from Dissolving Pulp Production
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Dissertations
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in mechanical engineering, Ville Klar, M.Sc. (Tech.)

Spinning and additive manufacturing of native cellulose structures
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in mechanical engineering, Aki Tilli, M.Sc. (Tech.)

Title of the dissertation "Alternative Fuels and Emission Control Methods in Compression Ignition Engines"

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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