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Recording of the opening ceremony published

The opening ceremony of Aalto University's academic year and the live broadcast of Aalto Party were followed by a total of almost 3,500 spectators.
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AYY Chair Milja Leinonen and President Ilkka Niemelä at the Day One event studio. Photo Mikko Raskinen, Aalto University

Aalto University's 12th academic year was opened in a live broadcast on 7 September. The entire broadcast - the opening ceremony and Aalto Party - was followed by a total of almost 3,500 Aalto community members – students, personnel, alumni and partners. The opening ceremony was broadcast from the studio on campus in Otaniemi, Espoo.

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President Ilkka Niemelä: ‘Cuts to research are always cuts to education’

European Commissioner for International Partnerships Jutta Urpilainen and Chair of the Aalto University Student Union Milja Leinonen also spoke at opening of the academic year. The ceremony was held online.

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Aalto Distinguished Professor Risto Ilmoniemi. Photo: Mikko Raskinen

Aalto Distinguished Professor Risto Ilmoniemi and his team are developing a new kind of brain stimulator

In the future, artificial intelligence-enabled “self-driving” brain stimulators can ameliorate the condition of millions of patients suffering from brain disorders, says Professor of Applied Physics Risto Ilmoniemi. He also thinks that his best research results may still be in the future.

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Rehtori Ilkka Niemelä, AYY:n Milja Leinonen, opiskelijajuontajat ja Aalto-professori Risto Ilmoniemi Aalto Day One -tapahtumastudiossa

Aalto recognition awards 2021 published

Aalto University personnel were awarded in the opening of the academic year for excellent work for the university's success.

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Professor Maarit Salolainen: ‘Multidisciplinary cooperation is the key to solving sustainability issues in the textile field’

Professor of Textile Design Maarit Salolainen wants to see closer cooperation not only between research in different fields but also between the university, the industry and resellers to bring about change.
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Aalto University Summer School receives a record amount of 803 applications for summer 2024

The application period for Aalto University Summer School concluded on May 31st, 2024.
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New book tells the story of the birth of Aalto University

"Aalto. The birth of the University" outlines the extraordinary administrative-political-social process that led to the formation of Aalto University.
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American and Finnish universities collaborate to drive SDG advancement and innovation

American and Finnish universities collaborate on SDG innovation during a week-long training event, fostering global sustainability solutions.