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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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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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