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The origin of the name Otaniemi is a mystery

What gave the university campus area its name?
Campus, University
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Drone image of Otaniemi campus in early December, light covering of snow everywhere, with low sun shining

Sustainability Science Days 2022: Call for Abstracts

Sustainability Science Days 2022:Call for Abstracts
Research & Art, University
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Sustainability day

The higher education community of the Helsinki metropolitan area gets together: EveryMoveCounts-campaign starts!

The goal of the EveryMoveCounts-campaign is to increase the students’ awareness of the benefits of daily movement for their well-being.
Cooperation, Press releases, University
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Logo

Experiment with turnstiles of single electrons shows way towards new power standard

Researchers at Aalto University propose method of transducing frequency to power
Research & Art
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Device

Multidisciplinary research project based on origami seeks solutions for industrial needs

A joint project covering the fields of mathematics, engineering and arts is about to start at Aalto, where the aim is to study and develop folding technology for the needs of industry. In addition to Aalto, the project includes VTT as coordinator, and several companies from the forest industry to the machine design and cosmetics brands, such as Stora Enso, Metsä Group, Lumene, Mirka, Elomatic, Anpap, Orfer and Soften. Business Finland granted funding for the Co-Innovation project.
Cooperation
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Paper packaging prototypes - miura ori technique. Photo: Valeria Azovskay

A record number of applications to English bachelor’s programmes

Aalto University received altogether 7 362 applications to these programmes.
Studies
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Opiskelija Design Factorylla.

Guiding spin waves with light could lead to faster and much more energy efficient computing

Major new research project at Aalto University aims to develop new type of computing device that eliminates massive amounts of waste heat produced by current devices
Press releases, Research & Art
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Päivi Törmä ja Sebastiaan van Dijken

Researchers will use the world’s most accurate radiation detector in quantum computers

Professor Mikko Möttönen’s team and their partners have acquired funding to refine the bolometer technology for use not only in quantum computers but also in ultralow-temperature (ULT) freezers and terahertz cameras. The funding is from the Future Makers Funding Program by Technology Industries Finland Centennial Foundation and by Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation. This would be the first time ever that this bolometer is utilized for practical applications.
Press releases
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Physicists at Aalto University and VTT have developed a new detector for measuring energy quanta at unprecedented resolution. Photo: Aalto University

Groundbreaking light sources can increase effectiveness and security of transferring quantum information

Researchers at Aalto University plan to build a revolutionary LED light source to generate entangled photon pairs. The research group led by Professor Pertti Hakonen has received three-year funding from the Future Makers Funding Program of Technologies Finland Centennial Foundation and Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation.
Press releases
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Schematic view of the entangled photon generator. Picture: Ethan D. Minot.

Aalto University strong in ranking for international outlook

Times Higher Education’s listing ranked Aalto 40th in the world and 3rd in the Nordics
University
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Sijoitus 40 esitettynä graafisesti

2022 brings new opportunities for the future of Unite!

In 2022 Unite! alliance is preparing for the new Erasmus+ call for European Universities Initiative and will be strengthened by two new partners.
Cooperation
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Staff and students from the seven Unite! partner universities met at the 4th Dialogue event in Barcelona in November 2021 to discuss the future of Unite!.

Finnish Venture Capital Association Best Thesis Award 2021 to Henri Lencioni

Annual Finnish Venture Capital Association Best Thesis Award to Aalto University
Honoured
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Aalto Campus photo by Mikko Raskinen

Events

Event highlights of Aalto 

Datemats exhibition
Exhibitions and fairs

Datemats - Designing with emerging materials and technologies

Datemats - Designing with emerging materials and technologies
GN!
Lectures and seminars (recurring)

Games Now! Lectures 2021-22

Games Now! is an open lecture series on the dominant topics and emerging trends in games. In GN! we dig deeper to what is current at the game scene – and what will happen in the near future.
MLCS
Lectures and seminars (recurring)

Machine Learning Coffee Seminar

Weekly seminars organized by Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence (FCAI)
Laptop computer keyboard detail / photo: Aalto University, Matti Ahlgren
Lectures and seminars (recurring)

Helsinki CS Theory Seminar

Weekly series of talks on a broad scope of Computer Science theory.
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