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In ten years, Aalto University has brought together science, art, technology and business and created a world-class centre of expertise.

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a microscopic view of the bonding process when water is mixed with select plant-based particles
Research & Art, University Published:

The combination of plant-based particles and water forms an “eco” super-glue

In a collaboration between Aalto and other research institutions, a new, ecological adhesive has been developed that rivals superglue in strength
Photo: Koite Health.
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New high-tech mouthwash uses light to kill harmful bacteria on teeth

The new method developed by Finnish researchers is based on dual-light photodynamic therapy. The method doesn’t interfere with friendly bacteria in the mouth, or cause bacterial resistance
lapsi älypotkupuvussa kuva: sampsa vanhatalo / helsingin yliopisto
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A smart jumpsuit provides information on infants’ movement and development

A new innovation by University of Helsinki and Aalto University makes it possible, for the first time, to quantitatively assess children’s spontaneous movement in the natural environment.
Halldorophone-soittimessa on puupintaa ja pyöreitä muotoja kuten sellossa, mutta siinä on myös paljon elektroniikkaa.
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This strange instrument from Joker soundtrack was invented in Finland

There are only five of them in the world. And one of them can be heard throughout the movie that just won the Oscar for Original score. This rare device is the electro-acoustic halldorophone, and its story can be traced back to Finland and to the workshops of the University of Art and Design Helsinki.
Wood Wonders: Kokoon house scale model. Photo: Anne Kinnunen
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Building with wood is a climate-friendly option – the Wood Wonders exhibition provides five interesting viewpoints on construction

Forest wood used in buildings can bind carbon for centuries. Wood is a strong and versatile building material that improves indoor air quality, reduces the need for heating and air conditioning – and provides pleasure.
kuva Aalto Alumni Board 2020
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Five new members to join the Aalto University alumni network board

On 7 February 2020, Tuula Antola, Isabella Haas, Mikko J. Salminen, Kaisa Vikkula and Antti Ylimutka joined the Aalto University alumni network board. Kaj Hagros (chair) and Ilkka Hiirsalmi continue on the board. This year, the goal is to launch interdisciplinary alumni activities and involve more international alumni.

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Kiertotalouslaboratorio, Ted Nuorivaara
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A joint laboratory of circular economy was opened in Otaniemi

The Geological Survey of Finland, VTT and Aalto University work together with industry to develop solutions for the needs of a carbon-neutral and resource-efficient society.
jäämallikoe
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Ravunkuorista ja merilevästä tehtyä lankaa
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Crab-shell and seaweed compounds spin into yarns for sustainable and functional materials

Biobased fibres are made from two renewable marine resources and with promise in advanced applications, in wovens and medical materials, among others. The threads draw strength from the crab chitin component and flexibility from seaweed alginate.
maankäyttö
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Feeding the world without wrecking the planet is possible

Almost half of current food production is harmful to our planet – causing biodiversity loss, ecosystem degradation and water stress. But as world population continues to grow, can that last?

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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.

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The structure of pedagogical training
For Aalto community

Pedagogical training: Open Networked Learning (ONL201) in English, elective course, enrolment period extended until 17.1.2020 at 16:00

ONL is an online course about online pedagogy that is organised by four Swedish universities. The course is organised two times a year, one in spring and one in autumn. Course continues for 12 weeks each time.
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Drop-in help desk by Materials Platform

The Materials Platform drop-in help desk offers free advice for Aalto University students, faculty, and staff who want to improve their presentation, publication, or other aspects of their work related to research dissemination and popularization. We can give you advice on the layout, visual hierarchy, help to adopt Aalto University's visual guidelines, and answer questions related to other Materials Platform activities. Come to talk to us!
Dipoli
For Aalto community (recurring)

Drupal clinics Spring 2020

The clinic is organised every other Tuesday in Dipoli between 28 Jan and 16 June. Drop in for advise with your content!

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a microscopic view of the bonding process when water is mixed with select plant-based particles
Research & Art, University Published:

The combination of plant-based particles and water forms an “eco” super-glue

In a collaboration between Aalto and other research institutions, a new, ecological adhesive has been developed that rivals superglue in strength
A picture of a person using a laptop on a couch
For Aalto community University Published:

Personec HR system will be closed on 28 February

If you wish, kindly copy the documents from the system by yourself.
Table of contents figure
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Benchmarking Core Excitations

High level quantum mechanical calculations produce a benchmark dataset of 1s core levels for organic molecules
A group of three students engaging in teamwork, one presenting something from her laptop's screen
Studies, University Published:

On conflict and its role in multidisciplinary education

Ville Eloranta shares insights on adapting to and managing the creative power of conflicts.
Aalto-yliopisto / Unto Rautio

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Aalto University's campus in Otaniemi is a renewable and living environment for research, art, learning, entrepreneurship and housing. The campus area inspires to collaborate, try out new ideas and innovate together.

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