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Aspirational actions is the theme of the latest Aalto University Magazine

In the April issue, we discuss how science and art can act as instruments of hope.
Lehden molemmat kieliversiot ovat esillä uudessa lehtitelineessä, joka on kuvattu punatiliiseinää vasten.ä
Magazines are available on campus from new distribution racks, one of which has been placed in the Väre corridor. Photo: Anni Kääriä.

In the Openings section, the Dean of the School of Chemical Engineering, Kristiina Kruus, talks about aspirational engineering, a new way of thinking that takes inspiration from nature’s rational use of resources. ‘I am particularly encouraged that chemical engineering, which has been seen as a polluting promoter of heavy industry, is now attractive to young people at the same time as the field strives for clean solutions,’ she says.

The magazine’s feature article deals with so-called ‘green hydrogen’ – what it means and whether it can revolutionize the energy industry. 

In the Who section, we meet the entrepreneurs of Torstila organic farm, Arnevi Rautanen and Juha Utriainen, who live according to their values as farmers in Joroinen, Eastern Finland.

In this magazine’s science articles, we learn about how researchers are trying to find a solution to antibiotic resistance, as well as future virtual maternity and child health clinics, where appointments can be held with an avatar.

In the Dialogue section, documentary filmmaker, Professor Susanna Helke and architect, Professor Laura Arpiainen discuss how art can challenge the assumptions of the social and healthcare sector. 

We also take a look at photography by showcasing the work of four new Master of Arts graduates that were recently exhibited at the Finnish Museum of Photography.

Aalto University Magazine 32 is available in both Finnish and English. The magazine is mailed to all alumni subscribers, and copies are available on the university campus. 

The digital version can be read on the issuu.com website, and articles are also published at aalto.fi/magazine.

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