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Seven proposals funded to support Aalto’s International Partnerships

The seven proposals funded represented promising initiatives for partnership development

such as joint research programmes, expert networks etc., in the areas of waste management, language technology, Internet of Things, Arctic technology, design and fashion, wireless communication and smart mobility. 

The pilot seed funding for International Partnerships was opened during autumn 2017.  Aalto’s academic community responded to the pilot call with enthusiasm, with nearly 40 applications.  This year funding was available for 100 000 euros and for seven initiatives. “I’m very pleased with the a high interest, and will work toward facilitating such efforts also in the future” says Vice President  Tuija Pulkkinen.

Cooperation with academic partners is an integral part of Aalto’s internationalization. This funding mechanism was a pilot to see if and what kind of interest there is for such cooperation initiatives. Towards that end the call was for initiatives focusing on educational as well as for research collaboration. Proposals with Aalto’s key partners -- Tongji University in Shanghai, China; Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Yonsei University in South Korea; the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs)  in nearly 20 locations all over India; Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD); Stanford, and Berkeley universities in California as well as the New School in NYC, USA --  were particularly encouraged and the majority of the applications were for such partnership initiatives. This first year, the successful candidates were drawn from that group.

More information;

 Mari Anna Suurmunne ([email protected], 358 40 353 8321) and Kit Srinivasan (358 50 431 6400, [email protected])

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