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Nordic researchers develop predictive model for cross-border COVID spread

The uniquely multinational and cross-disciplinary research was made possible by transparent data-sharing between Nordic countries.
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Aalto University's open-to-all meeting place Marsio will open in September

Opening exhibitions present the Aalto community’s solutions for shaping a sustainable future
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Compostable wood foam replaces plastic in shoe insoles

Aalto University students develop prototype of durable wood-based insole – Finnish shoe company starts testing material on users this autumn
Henri Hentilä, Henrik Kahanpää & Alec Wright.
Awards and Recognition, Studies Published:

Award-winning doctors in electrical engineering share their favorite aspects of their doctoral studies

Elli Leppänen, Henri Hentilä, Henrik Kahanpää and Alec Wright were awarded for their outstanding dissertations
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Aalto University adds steps to reduce emissions

Aalto University has mapped key measures for reducing climate emissions in all areas of its operations. The greatest reductions will be in energy use and procurement.
Timo Vuori
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Five things leaders should know about the power of emotions in watershed moments

Associate Professor Timo Vuori explains how to turn harmful anxiety into constructive energy

Event highlights

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Aalto Open Days 2024

What is it like to study at Aalto University? The hybrid Open Days event you could find out what it's really like to study in one of Aalto's English-taught programmes. Save the date and join us online and on campus in the fall!

Events
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Aalto Day One 3.9.2024 (external link)

Let’s start the new academic year of Aalto University together!

Events
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Future visions in fashion

Imagining ethical fashion futures and making them a reality.

Events

Video: A new treatment for multidrug-resistant bacteria

A new type of drug could undercut antibiotic resistance, according to research from Aalto University. Instead of targeting the bacteria directly, the drug blocks key toxins involved in the infection process. This both reduces inflammation and makes the bacteria more vulnerable to antibiotics

See the video below or read the article on website.

Current news

Professori Maria Sammalkorpi
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Get to know us: Associate Professor Maria Sammalkorpi

Sammalkorpi received her doctorate from Helsinki University of Technology 2004. After her defence, she has worked as a researcher at the Universities of Princeton, Yale and Aalto.
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UniPID Virtual Studies Course Catalogue 2024-2025

UniPID and its member universities offer a study module (formerly called "minor programme") in development studies titled Sustainability in Development for students who want to incorporate global challenges and sustainable development into their degree.
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A! Walk-Nature connection: Walk, pick, discuss

The afternoon adventure on Lehtisaari offered more than just a walk in the forest; it sparked conversations about renewed appreciation for the simple pleasures of life and the beauty of the Finnish wilderness...
AI applications
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Aalto computer scientists in ICML 2024

Computer scientists in ICML 2024

Appointments

Miia Mäkelä
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Miia Mäkelä has been appointed as Associate Professor at the Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems

D.Sc. (Microbiology) Miia Mäkelä has been appointed as tenured Associate Professor at the Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems as of 1 September 2024.
Daniel Martin-Yerga
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Daniel Martin-Yerga has been appointed Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemistry and Materials Science

Ph. D. Daniel Martin-Yerga has been appointed five-year fixed term Assistant Professor position at the Department of Chemistry and Materials Science as of 1 January 2025.
Aalto-yliopiston kauppakorkeakoulu / Kuva Roope Kiviranta
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Professor appointments at the School of Business

Prottoy Akbar, Pablo Warnes, Erkki Vihriälä and Christoph Huber will start in their new positions on 1 August 2024.
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Introducing four new professors at the School of Engineering

Professors of Practice Hannele Holttinen and Teemu Manderbacka and Assistant Professors Mikko Suominen and Risto Ojala were appointed to the career path of professors during January-June 2024.
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Campus – lively ecosystem and beautiful architecture

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Content highlights

Explore Aalto University through a variety of content!

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Natural luxury – 3D-printed wooden crystals make fashion shine

Biomaterials and 3D-printing conjure a sparkle out of wood without harming people or the environment

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Walk in my shoes, illustration by Anna Muchenikova.

Walk in my shoes

Inspired by the saying that you should walk a mile in someone’s shoes to understand them, the ‘Walk in my shoes’ series aims to share some of the experiences, thoughts, perspectives and challenges faced by another Aaltonian.

People
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A deep dive into radical creativity

Aalto University has produced a film to highlight its creative culture.

News
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How to see trees and plants in a whole new light

A hyperspectral snapshot captures all the light in a scene, not just colours or infrared light. The extra information is useful in many applications, from agriculture and conservation to forensics and food safety.

News
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Wardrobe of the Future shows the future of fashion (external link)

It is clear that the textile, clothing and fashion industries need to change. How do we do it? Discover the Aalto University community's visions for a sustainable fashion future.

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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.

Aalto University Magazine

Information about the war in Ukraine

Ukraine war

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

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