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Juhlapukuihin sonnustauneet ihmiset laskeutuvat portaita alas kohti kameraa
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A record number of new doctorates at the 2022 Ceremonial Conferment of Doctoral Degrees in Technology

The most prestigious of academic celebrations was held on the Otaniemi campus on 17 June. The previous conferment ceremony took place in 2019, and the annual tradition has had to be postponed two years in a row. As a result, this year's celebrations at Dipoli were grander than ever before.
Aalto University Töölö. Photo: Mikko Raskinen, Aalto University.
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Major international event in mathematics approaching in Helsinki

The opening ceremony for the ICM 2022 congress will be held in Helsinki on 5th July 2022, and at the ceremony, distinguished mathematicians will be awarded the Fields medals, the Carl Friedrich Gauss prize, the Chern medal, the Leelavati prize, and the Abacus prize for mathematical computing.
Yhdistelmäkuva, jossa näkyy revontulia, Maa, mittauksia.
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Suomi 100 did what could previously be done only by much larger satellites: photographing and studying the aurora borealis

Studying the aurora borealis area helps in the development of safe telecommunications, for example.
Lauri Parkkonen and the family cat, Roosa. Photo: Lauri Parkkonen, Aalto, University.
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New imaging technique to find out what happens in the brains of cats and dogs

A brain imaging device based on quantum optical sensors could also be used to study the brains of human babies
Erilaisia värikkäitä digitaalisesti tulostettuja tekstiilikuoseja lomittain vaalealla tasolla
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What is the future of digital textile printing? 

Technological developments are opening up new possibilities for textile printing.
Quantum chips like it cold
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Nokia donates EUR 500 000 to the field of technology at Aalto University

The donation will fund doctoral programmes researching quantum technology and 6G technology.

Ukraine war

On this page, we will gather information on how Russia's invasion of Ukraine affects Aalto University’s operations. We will update the contents regularly.

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Aalto Day One 6.9.2022

Aalto Day One – opening of the academic year 2022–2023

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MMD Colloquium 2022: Wearables Technology

Multifunctional Materials Design: a series of online lectures by invited guests

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Video: The new road to silk

Did you know that scientists are able to produce spider silk using modified bacteria? Spider silk is one of the strongest materials in nature and it offers intriguing opportunities for future textile design. In the NEWSILK project researchers worked together with designers to develop new types of silk-like materials using a multidisciplinary approach and the tools of synthetic biology.

See the video below or read the article on website.

Appointments

Kuvassa näkyy työelämäprofessori Peter Sarlin, joka katsoo ikkunan läpi ulos.
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Peter Sarlin appointed as Professor of Practice at Aalto University

The goal is to advance the application of artificial intelligence and machine learning to research, teaching, and corporate cooperation, and to help students who graduate from the Business Analytics master's programme position on a heated labour market
Ilkka Tomperi
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Ilkka Tomperi has been appointed as Professor of Practice in Real Estate Investment at Aalto University

'The real estate industry and the field of real estate investment are in a transition phase, which makes the task especially interesting', says Ilkka Tomperi.
Susa Eräranta
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Susa Eräranta has been appointed Professor of Practice in new land use planning practices

'The future of cities is constantly being influenced by planning, the effects of which will extend for decades to come,'
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The President has appointed the first Principal university lecturers at Aalto University

The President has appointed two Principal university lecturers: Senior university lecturers Johanna Bragge from the School of Business and Kai Zenger from the School of Electrical Engineering are the first Principal university lecturers at Aalto University.

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Illustration of digital pandemic tracing networks
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Digital tracing apps should incorporate social connections to mitigate disease outbreaks

Digital tracing models could benefit from a closer look at social connections between app-users.
Hengittävä nukke aerosolitutkimuksessa
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Viruses in the air? Researchers study how air cleaning devices, masks, and UV light reduce risk of infection

The project is aimed at finding workable and cost-effective ways to protect offices.
Kandidaattikeskus
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Covid-19 vaccines available again at the Otaniemi campus on 23 and 30 March

The vaccination site is open to students and personnel at the Undergraduate Centre, room Y115.
Mies ja kannettava tietokone. Kuva: Aalto-yliopisto / Petri Anttila
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Recent study: The COVID-19 pandemic particularly affected the well-being of entrepreneurs under 40 years of age

A quarter of the interviewed Finnish entrepreneurs is experiencing intense exhaustion.

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Piirroskuvitus Aalto University Magazinen kansista. Kuvassa on kaksi ihmishahmoa kävelemässä, taustalla erilaisia ympäristöjä mm. kaupunki, metsä, vuoristo. Kuvittaja: Satu Kettunen.

Four years and lots of tears – three experts tell how they succeeded in making the change

Many entrepreneurs and researchers set their goals based on a realisation that something needs to be done differently. The change they envision might be a new product or material, or it can be a new way to do things. Implementing change isn’t always easy, however, and it demands a stomach for uncertainty, say Professor Michael Hummel and entrepreneurs Annu Nieminen and Richard Nordström.

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The Best Thing Today Psychology Podcast (Summer Green)

Academic Workload (external link)

No time to manage energy and no energy to manage time.

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Painting Energies Podcast (external link)

Painting Energies is a podcast about light, colour, plants, microbes, and electrical energy. Eleven conversations with invited guests explore their relations, and our relations to them, through a dialogue across science, technology, art and philosophy.

Flower clutch

Irene Purasachit saw the floral industry’s waste problem firsthand – now she makes material for handbags from discarded blooms

Nearly half of cut flowers end up in the trash, never making their way to dinner tables or first dates

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Aalto fashion design student Boram Yoo is the Designers' Nest Award winner 2022

Aalto fashion graduate Boram Yoo wins Designers' Nest Award

Also BA fashion student Leevi Ikäheimo wins a prize at the fashion competition 2022.

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The drumheads exhibit a collective quantum motion. Picture: Juha Juvonen.

Aalto researchers awarded Physics World Breakthrough of the Year for macroscopic quantum entanglement

Aalto University Professor Mika A. Sillanpää, his team and collaborators at the University of New South Wales in Canberra, Australia, have won the Physics World 2021 Breakthrough of the Year. The prize was awarded for establishing quantum entanglement between a pair of macroscopic drumheads – two mechanical resonators that were tiny but still much larger than the subatomic particles that are usually entangled. The award has previously been given for the first direct observation of a black hole and for the detection of gravitational waves, which also received a Nobel Prize.

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