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A detail of spider silk material developed in Aalto University, image Fotoni Film & Communications
Research & Art, University Published:

Two new Centres of Excellence to Aalto University – the university is also involved in two consortia

Electromechanical Energy Conversion and Transfer and Life-Inspired Hybrid Materials were chosen as Centres of Excellence led by Aalto University
The picture shows Katariina Järvinen on Aalto University campus, holding fashionable pieces of clothes in her hands.
Studies Published:

We can transform the fashion industry by renting

Marketing Master’s student Katariina Järvinen’s company Clozeta combines two megatrends: second-hand and sharing economy.
Kultaa
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Non-toxic technology extracts more gold from ore

Study shows new chloride-based process recovers 84% of gold compared to the 64% recovered with traditional methods

Apulaisprofessori Eeva Vilkkumaa. Kuva: Aalto-yliopisto / Kukka-Maria Rosenlund
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A decision analyst’s perspective on AI: With machines that make data-driven decisions, where do we need people?

Decision analysis is a field that develops analytical models for better decision-making. One interesting question is whether artificial intelligence can replace people as decision makers - and if, then under what circumstances.
Design Bits is Aalto's introductory online course to design for non-designers. Illustration: Paulo Dziobczenski
Press releases, Studies Published:

Open online design course launched for non-designers

Design Bits is an introduction course to help people everywhere become more creative problem-solvers
Portraits of Jaana Pelkonen and Heikki Sorasahi
Cooperation Published:

How to get urban economy going from linear to circular

We interviewed Jaana Pelkonen and Heikki Sorasahi to learn what they thought are the things to consider in addressing circular economy.

Event highlights

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Lectures and seminars (recurring)

Internet Forum – Public lecture series online: 5G – what do we all have to know?

5G is here and is more than just a fast connection – what do we all have to know about the future technology?
Designer Leevi Ikäheimo's anatomical knitwear (2020)
Exhibitions and fairs

Intimacy

Intimacy situates at the intersection of novel politicization and digital disruption of fashion.It updates our understanding of Finnish clothing and accessory design into the 2020s, exploring the intimate relationship between the body and the clothes we wear and introducing visitors to the creative design process, from initial sketches to the finished products.
Celebrating the Helsinki School, the exhibition New Perspectives Through Photography – 25 years of the Helsinki School explores various approaches in how to visualize the passage of time.
Exhibitions and fairs

New Perspectives Through Photography – 25 years of the Helsinki School

Celebrating the Helsinki School, the exhibition New Perspectives Through Photography – 25 years of the Helsinki School explores various approaches in how to visualize the passage of time.
Aalto Talent Expo 2021
Exhibitions and fairs

Aalto Talent Expo 2021

Aalto Talent Expo contact & recruitment fair will be organized in Otahalli on the 11th of November 2021. Virtual fair activities will be available between 9th - 10th of November.
GN!
Lectures and seminars

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.
sustainable green society
Online event

International Seminar: Towards Sustainable Green Society (TSGS2021)

Social Acceptability Study (SAS) Network, Aalto University cordially invites you to the International seminar "Towards Sustainable Green Society (TSGS)", in Espoo, Finland, on 29 October, 2021.

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

Jarkko Koskinen, Vuoden alumni 2021
Appointments Published:

Geoinformatics and space technology expert Jarkko Koskinen, Alumnus of the Year 2021

"Spatial data is in the middle of some massive developments and geoinformatics experts are more sought-after than ever. Some of the largest companies in the world, such as Google, Microsoft, Apple and Huawei currently count spatial data among their fields of business. With the advances in robotisation and digitalisation, accurate and high-quality real-time spatial and position data are needed everywhere", says Koskinen.
PoP Sami Itani, Aalto BIZ. Kuva: Ilari Lahtinen
Appointments Published:

Sami Itani joins the Department of Management Studies at the School of Business as Professor of Practice

His focus areas are socio-cultural sustainability, especially diversity and inclusion.
Marcela looking straight into the camera wearing a pink t-shirt and a patterned scarf, red lipstick and glasses.
Appointments Published:

Marcela Acosta-Garcia appointed as new Program Manager for UNITE! at Aalto University

Marcela Acosta-Garcia is the new Program Manager at the Aalto University Summer School, joining the Unite! project, an alliance under the Erasmus+ Framework Program. She is working with EU partner universities to create learning opportunities at home or abroad.
Photo of Associate Professor Ewald Kibler, photo by Mikko Raskinen
Appointments, Research & Art Published:

Ewald Kibler joins the Editorial Review Board of Academy of Management Discoveries

AMD is a new, leading management journal in promoting phenomenon-driven empirical research that current theories inadequately explain

Find recent news related to coronavirus

Kandidaattikeskus
University Published:

Covid-19 vaccines available at the Otaniemi campus on 20 October from 10 to 15

The vaccination site is open to students and personnel at the Undergraduate Centre, room Y115.
Brain
Cooperation Published:

Helsinki Brain & Mind utilises digitalisation and develops AI-based brain imaging analysis

In the coming years, the network in neuroscience research will focus its efforts on the development of digital solutions and innovations. The network’s new project, with a budget of over €880,000, has received substantial EU funding for the term 2021–2023.
Niina Nurmi. Photo: Mikko Raskinen.
Appointments Published:

Niina Nurmi is tackling Zoom fatigue and hybrid work in her research

The new assistant professor of management is especially interested in the future of work and the management of virtual work, employee engagement and well-being.
Economicum-rakennus Arkadiankadulla. Kuva: Veikko Somerpuro
Research & Art Published:

Helsinki GSE Situation Room study: Coronavirus pandemic particularly challenging for higher education students - number of appointments to mental health services is on the rise

Appointments to mental health services have been steadily increasing among both higher education students and other representatives of the same age group since autumn 2020.

Content highlights

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Näytös21-voittaja Jenny Hytösen mallisto yhdistää kristalleilla kirjailtuja, läpinäkyviä verkkokankaita ja vahvasti niititettyä nahkaa.

Näytös21 fashion show made an impact also online

The main prize winner is Jenny Hytönen, also Sofia Ilmonen and Juha Vehmaanperä were awarded.

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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.

Image from remote site: ourblogs.aalto.fi

Engineering science makes ships lighter and more environmentally friendly | Aalto Blogs (external link)

With innovative structures and materials, we can reduce cruise ship’s hull weight by 20%.

Kolme miestä pelaamassa rugbyä, kuva: Aki-Pekka Sinikoski

A sport for gentleman thugs

Rugby is a tough contact sport that requires players to absorb constant hits while maintaining absolute trust in their teammates in every situation – not unlike research work.

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