News

Grants for Aalto people from the Wihuri Foundation

The Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation grants were awarded to 35 people in Aalto University – majority of the grants are for dissertation work
Research & Art, University
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Three scientists working in a laboratory

Bots were not very active on Twitter during the Finnish municipal elections 

The number of Twitter bots and their influence on the Finnish municipal elections remained low. The final report of ELEBOT project provided new information especially on technical limitations in identifying bots.
Research & Art
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Illustration with the Twitter logo and social networks

School of Business donor stories: Lisa Schröder

‘May Aalto University remain this forward thinking, empowering and ever evolving institution that I got the privilege to attend!’
Cooperation
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Lisa Schröder

AaltoSDG mobile application is closing by the end of the year 2021

The AaltoSDG mobile application is closing - we welcome feedback and ideas from users for new openings!
University
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AaltoSDG introduction picture

Open online course Finland Works alumnus: ‘The course is a great way to show initiative for future employers’

Matthew Clarkson wanted to learn more about working life in Finland through the open online course Finland Works.
Studies
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Matthew Clarkson in a pink shirt and mirrored sunglasses pictured driving a boat on a sunny day at the sea.

What is sustainable mobility on the Aalto University campus 2050 like? Share your thoughts to support the planning!

Aalto University is preparing an action plan to develop sustainable mobility. The ideas and aspirations of the whole community for sustainable mobility will be taken into account in drawing up the plan.
Campus
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Opiskelijoita pyöräilemässä kampuksella.

A decision analyst’s perspective on AI: With machines that make data-driven decisions, where do we need people?

Decision analysis is a field that develops analytical models for better decision-making. One interesting question is whether artificial intelligence can replace people as decision makers - and if, then under what circumstances.
Research & Art
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Apulaisprofessori Eeva Vilkkumaa. Kuva: Aalto-yliopisto / Kukka-Maria Rosenlund

School of Business alumni story: Kati Ovaska

I would argue that there is no better start to your career than being an associate in audit practice says Kati Ovaska who has had multiple work opportunities within the company after graduation. EY encourages people to take the steering wheel of their career: 'Your career, it’s yours to build'.
Cooperation, Studies
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Kati Ovaska

How to get urban economy going from linear to circular

We interviewed Jaana Pelkonen and Heikki Sorasahi to learn what they thought are the things to consider in addressing circular economy.
Cooperation
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Portraits of Jaana Pelkonen and Heikki Sorasahi

Aalto University starts reporting on the sustainability of its endowment: “We want to increase transparency”

The sustainability report shows that the investment funds we use are well aligned with sustainable investing principles. The long-term goal of the Endowment is a carbon neutral investment portfolio.
University
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people walking in the field

Sami Itani joins the Department of Management Studies at the School of Business as Professor of Practice

His focus areas are socio-cultural sustainability, especially diversity and inclusion.
Appointments
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PoP Sami Itani, Aalto BIZ. Kuva: Ilari Lahtinen

They changed Finnish fashion in the 2020’s

”Intimacy” exhibition at Helsinki Designmuseum presents 40 designers and companies at the intersection of novel politicization and digital disruption of fashion.
Press releases
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Leevi Ikäheimo's anatomical outfit (2020). Photo: Mika Kailes

Events

Event highlights of Aalto 

UN Sustainable Development Goals
Online event

Training for teachers: Challenge Based Learning for Sustainable Development Goals

In this Unite! training you will be familiarized with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), their learning objectives and understand the need to embed them into higher education.
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Conferences and workshops

UCNC 2021

The International Conference on Unconventional Computation and Natural Computation (UCNC) is a meeting where scientists from many different backgrounds are united in their interest in novel forms of computation, human-designed computation inspired by nature, and computational aspects of natural processes.
Image of Atomic scale quantum materials colloquium
Online event

Atomic-scale quantum materials colloquium

The colloquium series will present novel developments in the field of designer quantum materials realized through atomic manipulation with scanning probe techniques or by clever bottom-up strategies
Climate Kick Summer School 2017
Online event

Training for teachers: We have an IDEA - Instructional Design Elementary Application

The training offered by Unite! will familiarise you with Instructional Design, use of role play and gamified environments.
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