This is what a more sustainable world looks like

The Designs for a Cooler Planet event showcases inspiring projects, like wood-based glitter or electric-powered boats.

Wood-based structural shimmering wood colour has no colour pigments. Photo: Valeria Azovskaya

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Sculptor creates freely available design for antimicrobial touch guard to save your hands from germs

The Space Key can be used to touch toilet lids, turn-locks and door handles, slipping after use into a protective cover that kills possible pathogens
Kuva: Aki-Pekka Sinikoski.
Lectures and seminars (recurring)

Internet Forum – Public lecture series online: The future of technology and Finland

Technology is changing the world more radically than ever before. Join Internet Forum public lectures to hear top experts discuss the topic on online lectures!
Rehtori Ilkka Niemelä pitää lukuvuoden avajaispuhetta verkon välityksellä.
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President Ilkka Niemelä: ‘The battered economy does not need a return to the old; it needs a transformation, built anew on the foundation of sustainable development’

Minister of Science and Culture Annika Saarikko and Chair of the Aalto University Student Union Olli Kesseli also spoke at the academic year opening. The opening ceremony was held online.
Jaana Vapaavuori (left) and Konstantinos Daskalakis (right)
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EU grants for smart materials and next generation LEDs

Three million euros grants to Assistant Professor Jaana Vapaavuori and Postdoctoral Researcher Konstantinos Daskalakis to make environmentally friendly materials
Ars Electronica 2020
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Ars Electronica 2020 presents artists from Aalto both locally and remotely

Ars Electronica 2020 presents various events internationally, including a stream from the Aalto Garden.
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Solve the SDGs

Solve the SDGs is an online hackathon, where participants work together with world-class mentors to solve sustainability-related problems.

Find information related to coronavirus

Aalto helps

Our society faces a huge challenge caused by the global coronavirus pandemic. As Aalto community, we will do our utmost to help in the midst of the crisis. On this page, we are gathering information about initiatives and projects related to the coronavirus pandemic that are currently underway at Aalto University.

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Information on coronavirus

Information on the effects of coronavirus on activities at Aalto University.

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Aalto's experts in questions related to coronavirus

Aalto University provides expert and research knowledge about the corona virus pandemic. Please note the coronavirus situation is monitored and assessed by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, THL.

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Support the battle against the coronavirus

Our society faces a huge challenge caused by the global coronavirus pandemic. As the Aalto community, we will do our utmost to help in the midst of the crisis. You can donate to support the battle against the corona pandemic.

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Students at Aalto University’s Mikkeli unit diagnosed with coronavirus

First- and second-year students of the bachelor’s programme in Mikkeli will shift to distance education for two weeks.
Aalto 10km/5km
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Aalto 10 km & 5 km sports event cancelled

The organization of all events should be carefully considered so that studying and working on campus can continue safely.
space key touch guard
Press releases Published:

Sculptor creates freely available design for antimicrobial touch guard to save your hands from germs

The Space Key can be used to touch toilet lids, turn-locks and door handles, slipping after use into a protective cover that kills possible pathogens
Laboratoriotarvike.
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Cases and exposures of coronavirus at Aalto University

Remember to get the contact-tracing app Koronavilkku on your phone.

Schools, departments and units

Scientific research and artistic activities are carried out at six schools and their departments and units.

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Research and Art

At Aalto University, we create conditions for innovations, sustainable economic growth, employment and wellbeing. Our unique combinations of fields enables us to solve grand societal problems.

Excellence in research

Doctoral programmes

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Art and creative practices

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Aalto CEMS MIM Programme ranked at second in a five-year cumulative evaluation

Our support services, business communications skills and business projects scored very well.
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Students at Aalto University’s Mikkeli unit diagnosed with coronavirus

First- and second-year students of the bachelor’s programme in Mikkeli will shift to distance education for two weeks.
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Occupying Zoom

Students from the Department of Media took their creative freedom to the limits and showed example in occupying the space online.
Aalto University / students at Aalto University / Unto Rautio
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Will the news anchor of the future be an artificial person?

ITP students developed a concept of an artificial person for Yle.

Give for the future

The world needs new and revolutionary ideas, solutions, entrepreneurship, work and new kind of leadership. These will not come about by themselves. A donation to Aalto University is a donation for strong, internationally successful Finland.

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Find articles related to climate change

Pohjoisen ikirouta-alueen vehreää kasvillisuutta. Kuva: Ive van Krunkelsven
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Greenhouse gas emissions from permafrost area larger than earlier estimated

Plant roots in soil stimulate microbial decomposition, a mechanism called the priming effect. A recent study published in Nature Geoscience shows that the priming effect alone can cause emission of 40 billion tonnes carbon from permafrost by 2100.
Rosegbach. Photo: Daniel Viviroli.
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A quarter of the world’s lowland population depends critically on mountain water resources

Global water consumption has increased almost fourfold in the past 100 years, and many regions can only meet their water demand thanks to essential contributions from mountain regions
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Simple yet effective ways to act on climate change – tips for everyday life

Author and Creative Sustainability student Rinna Saramäki and AaltoSDG mobile application encourage everyone to take action to mitigate climate change.
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Joint project seeks low-emission industrial solutions

Converting electricity into another form of energy and then back into electricity can be applied to the production of synthetic fuels, chemicals and the edible proteins known as 'electric' foods.