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Aalto University / Professor Tom Bäckström / photo: Linda Koskinen
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Professor Tom Bäckström: Smart devices can eavesdrop and therefore we must study privacy

Social rules involving privacy should be considered in the design of speech interfaces.
Martti Hetemäki.
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Martti Hetemäki appointed professor of practice at the Helsinki Graduate School of Economics

The professorship is shared equally by Aalto University and the University of Helsinki as of 1 March 2020.

Aalto Entrepreneurship Education Week resulted in collaboration between different units in Aalto and export of education methods

The praised Entrepreneurship Education Week organized by Aalto Ventures Program was held at Aalto University Campus form 9th to 12th of December 2019. The event was attended by nearly 50 teachers or staff members from nine countries and 22 different higher education institutes.
Cooperation
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AVP Summit_01

Metex Prize 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

A record number of applications to Aalto University

There has been an enormous increase in applications for a study place in master’s and English bachelor’s programmes
Studies
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Mies- ja naisopiskelija työskentelemässä laitteen ääressä.

Janne Lindqvist is the first person in Finland to receive a Mozilla Research Grant – supports making the internet a better place

The Mozilla Foundation awards researchers with unrestricted gifts, which makes them highly competitive
Research & Art
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Janne Lindqvist seisoo mustassa puvussa taustallaan Aallon A-kirjainvalotaulu ja valotaideteos seinällä

Creative concepts for travelling by land

Reducing flying is an easy way to decrease your personal carbon footprint. The Matka Nordic Travel Fair 2020 showed new solutions for how to encourage travel by land.
Honoured, Studies
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usvainen vuorimaisema, jossa menee gondolihissi

Professor Peter D. Lund awarded high Chinese Honour

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

Janne Lindqvist: You can’t help if you stay in the ivory tower

This sociable professor of computer science knows how to forge his own path and trusts his instinctive curiosity towards different research topics.
Research & Art
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Janne Lindqvist

You do not need to speak Finnish to get a summer job

More than 70% of the employers that participated in the Aalto Summer Job Day are also happy to hire foreigners who do not speak Finnish.
Cooperation
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Two female students chatting at the Aalto Summer Job Day on 16 January 2020. Photo: Kalle Kataila / Aalto University

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?
Press releases, Research & Art
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maankäyttö

Digital athletics in analogue stadiums

Researchers study why people watch computer gamers live
Research & Art
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Large arena filled with a crowd watching a game of DOTA2 projected on big screens

Power outage in Otaniemi area

There was a power outage in Otaniemi area. The issue is now resolved and repaired.
Campus
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Otaniemi kampus ilmakuva

Triumph, embrace or offset? Entrepreneurs have different storytelling styles for presenting business closure

New pioneering research shows that entrepreneurs communicate to strengthen their professional image and stakeholder relationships - and avoid blaming others.
Press releases
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Graafinen kuva kuvaa niitä viittä tapaa, joilla yrittäjät viestivät yrityksensä lopettamispäätöksestä.

Events

Event highlights of Aalto 

Concrete
Exhibitions and fairs

Let concrete surprise you! Betoni–Concrete presents the material as more than a grey mass

The exhibition shakes up traditional conceptions of concrete and presents it in use by engineers, architects, designers and artists.
Forms For Dynamism
Exhibitions and fairs

TUNTU – TOUCH

Exhibition, MA course Surface and Materiality – Ceramics and Clay in Architecture
Monitulkintaiset ongelmat vaativat uudenlaista johtamista
Lectures and seminars

Come learn more about managing people in multinational organizations!

Master's level course People Management in Multinational Organizations begins in the end of January.
MLCS
Lectures and seminars (recurring)

Machine Learning Coffee Seminar (MLCS)

Machine Learning Coffee Seminars are weekly seminars organized by Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence (FCAI) and are held jointly by the Aalto University and the University of Helsinki.
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