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News highlights

A scarf made of Ioncell.
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Aalto University becomes a founding partner in Ioncell Oy

The new company will commercialise and develop ecological textile fibre technologies.
Professor Zhipei Sun, photo: Niina Norjamäki/Aalto University
Research & Art Published:

Top-up funding for Aalto University to exploit research results

Aalto University Professor Zhipei Sun is leading one of the potential frontier research projects.
Shimmering Wood sneaker designed by by Noora Yau & Konrad Klockars. Photo: Kalle Kataila
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Your invitation to Life 1.5

Save the date/planet: Welcome to our fourth Designs for a Cooler Planet festival, 7.9–12.10.2022 in Otaniemi, Espoo.
Työelämäprofessori Sebastian Schlecht soittamassa virtuaalimaailmassa. Kuva: Aalto-yliopisto
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Inside the Quartet takes the audience to the virtual world of string quartets

Professional acoustics and sound specialists have been involved in implementing the virtual reality installation that will be on display in Hanover and Helsinki in May and at Our Festival in Järvenpää and Tuusula in July.
Image by Ico Maker
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Blockchains uphold data platform cooperation

Research has shown that a blockchain supports the transparency of data and the integrity of data in traffic between different platforms in an Internet of Things environment, thereby stabilising collaboration among platforms.
Siniset ja keltaiset liput.
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Aalto University offers places to visiting researchers fleeing Ukraine war

Nearly 250 donations for Ukrainian students to study at Aalto so far

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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Event highlights

student, online learning
Online event (recurring)

University Pathway Finland OPEN DOORS

University Pathway Finland (Science & Technology) has OPEN DOORS in zoom
every Monday 23.5.-13.6.2022 at 11-12 Helsinki time (GMT +3:00). Join anytime and ask anything! The University Pathway Finland (Science & Technology) team is there every Monday to answer your questions about the programme and the application.

Welcome!
Kutsu Näytös22-muotinäytökseen: höyheniä, graafisia kuvioita ja tapahtuman kutsuteksti
Exhibitions

Näytös22 fashion show

The annual fashion show of the Fashion degree programme at Aalto University.
Tienraivaaja Breaking Ground näyttelyn mainos
Exhibitions

Breaking ground – 8 ways research shaped our world

Breaking Ground is an exhibition which highlight the interconnected histories of long term and fundamental research and their impact on society
Aalto logo outside campus. Photo: Anni Kaaria
Lectures and seminars

Honorary doctors' panel discussions and seminars

Two panel discussions and four seminars of Aalto University honorary doctors shed light on quantum technology and innovations.
Spring Demo Day 2022
Exhibitions

Aalto Media Lab Spring Demo Day 2022

The Demo Day is an open gathering of the Media Lab's students, alumni, staff and friends. You are all welcome!
Leigh Ewin stands by the wall on the left, gazing away from camera and towards the doors that are in the centre of the image. I love campus logo in the lower left corner.
Campus, Internal events

A Grid community tour 31.5.

Check out one of the largest startup centres in Northern Europe.

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

Markus Sunela
Appointments Published:

Markus Sunela appointed as Professor of Practice of Management of Water and Wastewater Networks

Sunela has over ten years of practical experience modelling water and district energy systems in addition to special expertise in topics such as heat capture from wastewater networks
Professori Anna Mikola
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Assistant Professor Anna Mikola: Wastewater treatment is going through a transformation as the water treatment system is being overhauled to meet new requirements

Anna Mikola (b. 1973), D.Sc. (Tech.), has been appointed as assistant professor at the Aalto University Department of Built Environment for the period 1 June 2022–31 May 2026. The field of the professorship is water engineering in the circular economy.
Airi Nevalainen ja Joona Huikuri Aallon opiskelijaedustajiksi Unite-yliopistoverkostoon
Appointments, Cooperation, University Published:

Meet Airi and Joona, Aalto’s student representatives in the Unite! university alliance

We talked to Airi and Joona about their new roles as Unite!’s student representatives and got some great ideas and advice from them.
Pekka Pokela
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Pekka Pokela appointed as Professor of Practice in the field of product development at Aalto University

His areas of expertise include product development, strategic management and sales, partnerships, and sustainable business.

Find recent news related to coronavirus

Illustration of digital pandemic tracing networks
Research & Art Published:

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
Press releases Published:

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
University Published:

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
Research & Art Published:

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.

Content highlights

Explore Aalto University through a variety of content!

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.

Painting Energies Podcast logo

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

News
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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