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Marko Nieminen vaakakuva
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‘We managed to turn a major risk into a great opportunity’

To make sure the Fusion Grid project could continue, Marko Nieminen travelled to Namibia and drove 1,400 kilometres to transport necessary equipment to the village of Oniipa and make it to KLM’s final flight to Europe
Kuvassa näkyy rahoituksen professori Vesa Puttonen ja kuvan otti Evelin Kask.
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Rapidly produced report examines capacity of restaurant and accommodation sector to withstand the corona crisis

A report produced by Professor Vesa Puttonen's working group will help decision-makers to assess the impacts of closing restaurants.

The cost of ‘fast fashion’ – Up to 92 million tonnes of waste and 79 trillion litres of water consumed per year in order to make garments

The fashion industry contributes to 10% of global pollution. A system-wide transition needed immediately to reduce environmental costs of the fashion industry, a new Aalto University study concludes in Nature Reviews Earth & Environment journal.
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Samples of dyer’s woad (värimorsinko) non-toxic blue dye textiles. Photo: Valeria Azovskaya

Researchers need help to obtain data about experiences of the pandemic

We are asking members of the public to share how the pandemic is affecting them to help understand its effects
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Cutting-edge technology, 3D models and pioneers of open science

The scientific achievements of the Centre of Excellence in Laser Scanning Research (CoE-LaSR) have produced plenty of benefits with far reaching impact both commercially and societally.
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Architectural history is always constructed, produced and written in the present

Panu Savolainen has started as assistant professor of history of architecture and architectural conservation.
Studies, University
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Arkkitehtuurin historian ja restauroinnin apulaisprofessori Panu Savolainen.

Helsinki GSE establishes an economic situation room - The aim is to support fast decision making amid the coronavirus crisis

The project highlights Finland as a solid example of effective and timely policy decisions due to availability of data.
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BIZ public artworks (photo: Mikko Raskinen)

Researchers modelling the spread of the coronavirus emphasise the importance of avoiding busy indoor spaces

A joint project carried out by four Finnish research organisations has studied the transport and spread of coronavirus through the air. Preliminary results indicate that aerosol particles carrying the virus can remain in the air longer than was originally thought, so it is important to avoid busy public indoor spaces. This also reduces the risk of droplet infection, which remains the main path of transmission for coronavirus.
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Eero Hyvönen introduces masses of data to humanists – and everyone else

Data from the ‘sampos’ developed by Hyvönen and his colleagues are open to everyone, and they facilitate the work of historians, for example
Research & Art
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Exchange studies changed to producing a Case Corona report

Thanks to their own activity and the professor's trust in his students' competence, third-year finance students became authors of a report with societal significance.
Research & Art, Studies
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Kuvassa näkyvät rahoituksen opiskelijat Omar Khary ja Valtteri Heikkala. Kuva on saatu opiskelijoilta.

Over 12 000 applicants applied to bachelor’s programmes

Especially the amount of first priority applicants increased.
Studies
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Naispuolinen opiskelija katsoo yläviistoon läpinäkyvän seinän edessä.

Millennium Technology Prize festivities to be postponed

See the Millennium Talk video where Assistant Professor Mari Lundström discusses recyclable batteries.
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Our strategy: change to annual planning schedule, next community event will be held on 22 April

Despite the current exceptional situation, the planning process for strategy implementation continues. Community event will be held remotely.
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Strategiatapahtuma Kuva: Mikko Raskinen

FinnCERES Novel Openings 2020 call

The total funding in this call is €300k + €300k (Aalto + VTT). Expected that 2-3 projects will be funded, with a total funding of €100-150k per partner.
Research & Art
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A green leaf. Photographer: Aleksi Poutanen.

Events

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HPM conference
Conferences and workshops

CANCELLED: Helsinki Photomedia 2020

The theme of the 5th Helsinki Photomedia Conference in 2020 is Images Among Us.
The conference brings together international photography researchers and academics. It offers various platforms where artistic, philosophical, social, cultural, economic and technological approaches to photography meet.
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Lectures and seminars (recurring)

"Manipulaation perusteet informaatioverkostoissa"

How to prepare yourself for an information war? Aalto University offers a lecture series on the lighter and darker sides of information manipulation. Even though this is a Finnish course, some of the lectures will be held in English.
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