News

Professor Jarmo Suominen receives Magnolia Award

Professor Jarmo Suominen of Aalto University in Finland and Tongji University in China has been awarded the Shanghai Magnolia Award 2020. The awarding ceremony was held 16 September in Shanghai. Suominen was one of the award winners.
kuvassa kaksi miestä, joista toinen esittelee mitali kaulassa saamaansa kunniakirjaa punaisissa kansissa

‘Prof. Suominen is internationally influential in the field of innovation driven by design’, the jury reasons. He has won a number of awards for his idea of Service Logic, such as the Mayors Innovation Award (2016), National Award for Innovation (2016), Espoo Medal for Innovation (2016), International Innovation Award (2017) and Top 100 Global Leaders in Education (Dubai 2019).

Jarmo Suominen joined Tongji University as Guest Professor in 2012, and was listed as High-end Foreign Expert of China in 2015. Starting from 2016, he has worked as the Vice Dean of Shanghai International College of Design and Innovation, Tongji University, which is a Chinese-foreign joint running school partnering with Aalto University in Finland.

As a professor at Aalto University, Suominen has contributed his expertise to the Sino-Finnish cooperation and exchange in design education and study, made further possible by the platform offered by Tongji University and especially its Shanghai International College of Design and Innovation.

Based on his awarded innovation of using real estate in more effective ways with service logic, Prof. Suominen also co-founded Spacent, originally a Finnish prop-tech company now extending its services to Shanghai. Spacent is specialized in enabling more effective space resource use of corporate and institutional clients.

Shanghai Magnolia Award is the most valued award established by Shanghai Municipal Government in 1989 to show the recognition and appreciation to outstanding foreigners who made major contributions to Shanghai’s development. In 2020, 50 foreigners from 19 countries won the award, with only five of them from the field of education.

 

 

Contact:Professori Jarmo Suominen, Aalto-yliopisto, [email protected] 

 

 

 

  • Published:
  • Updated:
Share
URL copied!

Read more news

Cooperation Published:

FCAI and Bitville collaborate to make learning easier with AI

Academy–industry collaboration can be a real win-win. In FCAI's new video series, we present successful collaborations. The third video in the series highlights collaboration between FCAI and digital learning company Bitville.
Finavia-projektin työryhmä, Aalto BIZ
Cooperation, Studies Published:

Students helped Finavia to analyze the terminal logistics at Helsinki Airport

The unexpectedly rapid recovery of air travel has caused capacity issues
people exploring the walk-in closet that provides solutions for a sustainable fashion and textiles future
Cooperation, Research & Art, University Published:

'Wardrobe of the future' – sustainable solutions for the fashion and textile industry

The exhibition is showcasing solutions from researchers and students on sustainable future for the fashion and textile industry.
FinnFusion is a collaboration aiming to make fusion energy a reality. Photo: VTT.
Cooperation, Press releases, Research & Art Published:

Aalto Scientists Experiment with Helium Plasma to Help Pave Way for Fusion Energy

As part of FinnFusion, itself belonging to the EUROfusion consortium, Aalto scientists are experimenting with helium plasma to improve the future operations of Iter, an international fusion energy collaboration under construction in France.