Aalto helps in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic

Our research contributes to counteracting the coronavirus pandemic in various ways. Help battle the pandemic.

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AI predicts which drug combinations kill cancer cells

A machine learning model can help us treat cancer more effectively
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Tenured Professors' Installation Talks

In the short videos, the new tenured professors present their own field and research. Check out the latest!
Violetti Unifi-banneri, jossa kuvattu numeroita, joiden päällä erilaisia graafisia kuvia, esim. avain ja suurennuslasi
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Universities published 12 ambitious theses and intend to become leaders in sustainable development

The thesis package contains extensive recommendations for measures to be taken in teaching, research, administration, societal impact and funding model of universities.
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Carbon Neutral Aalto 2030 action plan launches

Aalto University aims to be carbon neutral by 2030.
Pitkäaikaissairauksien hoito on pirstaloitunutta ja kallista – ratkaisua haetaan virtuaalisesta hoidonohjaamosta
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Virtual care management system for solving fragmentation of chronic diseases treatment

The project, which has a budget of millions of euros and is led by Aalto University, involves University of Helsinki and numerous companies in the healthcare field.
Ioncell-kuituja kierrätysmateriaalista
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Fibre made from recycled cloth towels and hemp stronger than cotton

The tensile strength of fibres created with the Ioncell method is up to 2.5 times more than that of cotton, while an Ioncell knitted fabric made from recycled hemp withstands abrasion for twice as long as normal hemp fabric.

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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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Photo: KukkaMaria Rosenlund.
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Kaie Kubjas: It is important to encourage girls and young women to study mathematics

Mathematician Kaie Kubjas has done research around the world and has noticed that some places have few female professors, lecturers, or students. Now amid the coronavirus pandemic she is appealing on behalf of women, young researchers, and those with families.
Otaniemi campus above / photo: Aalto University, Matti Ahlgren
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More than 300 corporate executives reported on the effects of the coronavirus crisis: decelerated expansion plans, accelerated innovation activities, and increasing demand for talent

Companies were generally effective in their operative crisis management, but obstacles remain in the way of long-term growth, according to a new study by Aalto University. The researchers say that availability of know-how, especially in relation to new technologies, is becoming a bottleneck for organizational growth and renewal.
Kuva: NordicMathCovid-hanke.
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New epidemic modelling facilitates assessment of corona strategies

Carried out as a joint project involving Finnish, Swedish and Norwegian researchers, the model also takes into account network structures and human mobility.
Mallinnus aerosolien leviämisestä bussissa.
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New simulation code to eliminate need for super computers in modelling indoor aerosols

Focused on public indoor environments, the code will be openly available for researchers and other professionals

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Photo: KukkaMaria Rosenlund.
Research & Art Published:

Kaie Kubjas: It is important to encourage girls and young women to study mathematics

Mathematician Kaie Kubjas has done research around the world and has noticed that some places have few female professors, lecturers, or students. Now amid the coronavirus pandemic she is appealing on behalf of women, young researchers, and those with families.
Some medicine capsules and equations
Research & Art Published:

AI predicts which drug combinations kill cancer cells

A machine learning model can help us treat cancer more effectively
Francis Ford Coppola.
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The legendary director Francis Ford Coppola visits Finland at the invitation of ELO and KAVI

During his visit to Finland Francis Ford Coppola will be working together with ELO film school students.
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A glimpse of the future through lenses of today

With the coronavirus pandemic still impacting our lives in different areas, Aalto created an opportunity to know future perspectives through its alumni community's lenses.

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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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Maarit Käpylä turned her childhood hobbies into a living

As a child, Maarit Käpylä was interested in the stars and coding, and now she researches the activity of the sun, which could not be done without computer science

Nainen seisoo ja katsoo sivulle hymyillen kädet puuskassa. Hänellä on päällään musta paita ja sininen huivi ja aurinko värjää taustaa vaaleaksi.

Assistant Professor Elisa Mekler: Gaming can help to cope with difficult life situations and improve one’s wellbeing

Elisa Mekler found out in her recent study that video games might help people to cope with difficult life situations, which offers a new challenge to game designers

Kun tietotekniikan laitoksen uusi apulaisprofessori Elisa Mekler teki väitöskirjaansa, pelillistämisen tutkiminen psykologisesta, teoreettisesta näkökulmasta motivaatioteorioita hyödyntäen oli uutta. "Sitä ei yksinkertaisesti tehty aikaisemmin", Mekler sanoo.