Aalto University participates in celebrating Finland's centenary with a couple of dozen projects. The endeavour to build an innovative society is a common factor for the projects.
Aalto University a significant contributor
The Aalto and Finland 100 project year was kicked off at the Otaniemi Undergraduate Centre. The Game Changers timeline on the floor and walls of the Y wing depicts the over 100-year-long journey of Aalto University and its predecessors and their crucial role in the development of the Finnish society. A more extensive digital version of the timeline has also been published, which can be seen on the displays of the Undergraduate Centre's Y wing, as well as online at gamechangers.aalto.fi.
‘The digital timeline is evolving. We invite all Aalto students, staff, alumni and collaborators to add information and own memories onto it’, encourages Finland 100 Project Manager Tatu Pohjola from Aalto University.
Professor Emerita of Chemical Technology Outi Krause tells about the life's work of one of Finland’s most respected chemists, Professor Gustaf Komppa, in the time-line's first published video. More videos will be published during the jubilee year.
Teaching coding in Africa
CodeBus Africa in February is among the most exciting jubilee year projects. It is realised in collaboration with embassies and companies, and the bus will take people from Aalto through 10 African countries in 100 days, organising coding workshops for 13–20-year-old youths.
When measured in physical distance, the Suomi 100 Satellite aims furthest with the objective of observing the nearby space with its radio-instrumentation. The satellite's cameras will take atmospheric images to be admired on Earth.
Helsinki Challenge is a science-based innovation competition, in which eight teams, lead by Aalto University researchers, were recently shortlisted and chosen for the accelerator programme.
Aalto educates experts for the future
President Tuula Teeri (right) turns 60 in the summer. She encouraged Aalto alumni and partners to participate in the fundraising campaign. Rosa Nylén interviewed.
President Tuula Teeri of Aalto University emphasised the significance of the three predecessors of the University in developing Finland towards the present day.
‘We still have a great responsibility in educating experts and gamechangers for the future. We have gained wonderful support from companies, the state and private persons for this mission, and we will continue to need this support in the future, as well’, states Teeri.
Tuula Teeri 60 years – the challenge has been cast
Tuula Teeri turns 60 this summer, and she asks to give the possible honours as donations to Aalto University through the fund-raising campaign that will last until the end of June 2017. Teeri hopes that everyone, who is celebrating their own special birthday this year, would remember that they can organise their own fund-raising to benefit Aalto students and research.
Rosa Nylén and Toni-Matti Karjalainen discussing the Modern Heavy Metal Conference 2017.
Photos: Mikko Raskinen / Aalto University
Aalto University and Finland 100: aalto.fi/suomi100
Game Changers time-line: gamechangers.aalto.fi
Giving to Aalto University: giving.aalto.fi