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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.
AYY:n Milja Leinonen ja rehtori Ilkka Niemelä Day One -tapahtumastudiossa
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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Return from the recordings and news below to the moods and highlights of the opening ceremony.

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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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Unite! student looking at a 3D printed object. Students - take part in the Unite!4Future competition.
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Student - share your vision of the university of the future and win a trip to Lisboa!

Applications are open from 20 September to 22 October. Gather a team of students from other Unite! partner universities and prepare a video with your vision of the university of the future.
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Join Aalto University at the 2021 European Researchers' Night on 24 September

Aalto University invites you to join the 2021 European Researchers' Night session "Unite! for sustainable energy"!
Aalto logo at the Otaniemi campus
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Additional donations towards smart building services engineering

The role of smart buildings will grow further in the breakthrough brought about by renewable energy and digitalisation.
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‘A child fell from heaven’, said the matron in the church bench.

The former Chancellor of Helsinki School of Economics Aatto Prihti could be seen as a gift from heaven, especially to the Finnish economy.