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Man in sunny winter cityscape
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Aarni Kapanen illustrates Dudes & Feelings podcasts

Fighting toxic masculinity with a podcast and the help of Visual Communication Design.
Arkkitehti Anne Tervo väitteli maaliskuussa 2021. Tervo kuvassa mustassa mekossa, taustalla vaalea uuni ja harmaata seinää.
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‘Solo dwellers’ domestic spatial needs are rarely met in one-room apartments’

‘I claim’ series presents our researchers and the results of their work. Anne Tervo examines solo dwellers’ spatial needs.

Finnish Design Info to raise international visibility of Finnish design

Plans for a new info centre for the design field move forward with a new project team.
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Finnish Design Info

A remote device helps medical staff in the fight against time

How can we improve the monitoring of patient vital signs when hospitals are full of Covid-19 patients? An international group of students, whose award-winning innovation led to establishing a company, has the solution.
Aalto Magazine
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Uusi potilaiden etävalvontalaite kiinnitetään hihnalla ranteeseen kuten rannekello

European collaboration in joint degree programmes

Aalto’s international joint master’s degrees foster a spirit of innovation, collaboration, and appreciation for diversity among their students.
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School of Business alumni story: Wen-Hui Tu

‘I had never imagined myself working for a mobile game company until I started exploring this industry while writing my Master’s thesis,’ tells our alumna Wen-Hui Tu, who combined Management studies with more quantitative courses through Information and Service Management minor, and now works as an App Store Optimization Specialist at Next Games.
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Wen-Hui Tu

Metsähovi radio observatory joins a new European network combining optical and radio astronomy technology research

The network connects observatories around the world and allows observations to be made simultaneously at multiple wavelengths.
Cooperation, Research & Art
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Kupu on Metsähovin alueen maamerkki, joka näkyy lentokoneestakin. Kuvaaja: Joni Tammi

Aalto University’s TUTLI project eParkly gathers the parking related data on the A Grid parking area to develop future parking solutions

eParkly pilot begins on the A Grid parking area (A Grid B Otakaari 5, area code 541) on Monday 29th of March 2021. eParkly is a platform for providing a better parking experience to car drivers by real-time sensing of parking area utilization rates.
Campus, Research & Art, University
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A Grid ilmakuva Kuva: Mikko Raskinen

School of Engineering seeks new vice dean

The School of Engineering is looking for vice dean for research, for a term beginning on 1 August 2021.
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Aalto University School of Engineering

Helsinki would need at least 5,000 intermediate-deep geothermal wells to meet the energy demands in district heating – researchers call for more studies

Geothermal energy wells are being explored as a way to provide district heating to cities and suburbs. A new study suggests that fields of wells connected to existing heating systems, instead of individual wells, should be studied.
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Otakaari 1, kuva: Mikko Raskinen.

What makes a city happy? Professori Marketta Kyttä in BBC interview

Smooth daily life is one way, said Professor Kyttä when she spoke to the BBC on what makes Finnish cities special.
University
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Contribute to the New European Bauhaus initiative this Spring

We all have the possibility to contribute to the EU’s Green Deal pilots and agenda during Spring 2021. 
Cooperation, Research & Art
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Aalto New European Bauhaus proposals Photo: Aleksi Poutanen

Astronomers image magnetic fields at the edge of M87’s black hole

The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration, who produced the first ever image of a black hole, has revealed today a new view of the massive object at the centre of the M87 galaxy: how it looks in polarised light.
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A view of the M87 supermassive black hole in polarised light, © EHT Collaboration

Economists see an emission allowance system for construction materials as the most cost-effective way of reducing the carbon footprint of construction

An emissions allowance system would steer the construction industry toward making the needed emission reductions where it can be done at the lowest possible costs, researchers say.
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Kuvituskuva: moderni toimistorakennus, jossa lasiset seinät

Events

Event highlights of Aalto 

MLCS
Lectures and seminars (recurring)

Machine Learning Coffee Seminar

Weekly seminars organized by Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence (FCAI)
Online event

O-RAN Seminar - Foster Open RAN Ecosystem in Nordic Region - 19 April 2021

This seminar brings together key players in the open RAN community to share the state of play of open RAN development.
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Lectures and seminars

Brain & Mind Computational Seminar

A monthly seminar and venue for informal conversation about topics such as artificial intelligence, neuroscience, human behaviour, and digital humanities. Welcome!
Tapahtumabanneri. Kuva vihersävytteisestä kaislikosta. Kuvan päällä tapahtuman tiedot ja kumppaneiden logot.
Other

Climate change - perspectives of hope for the future

The discussion will address, among other things, the mitigation of climate change through technology and the potential for change in the lives of individuals and communities. The event was postponed from Spring 2020 to 2021.
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