This is what a more sustainable world looks like

The Designs for a Cooler Planet event in September will showcase 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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Aalto-yliopiston valkoinen 3D-logo, iso A huutomerkillä, kampuksen nurmikolla / kuvaaja Mikko Raskinen, Aalto-yliopisto
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Thought-provoking summer listening - dive into the world of podcasts

Our podcasts provide diverse content on learning, science, business, work life and philosophy, among other things. Don on your earphones and get listening!
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2197 new undergraduate students admitted to Aalto University – congratulations!

Results of the joint application for higher education have been published in the Studyinfo service.
Heikko kirkastuma, kuva: Metsähovin radiotutkimusasema
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New study: The quiet Sun is much more active than we thought

The quiet Sun has been studied considerably less than the active Sun.
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.
Magnetic materials
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A road to frustration

Aalto University theorist part of a team that opens up a new route to design exotic frustrated
quantum magnets.
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How vaping companies exploit Instagram for youth-oriented marketing?

Researchers use artificial intelligence to analyse hundreds of thousands of Instagram posts about vaping

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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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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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Aalto University Learning Centre
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Intensive course looks for sustainable design solutions following COVID-19

Health and Wellbeing Architecture Summer Intensive gathers multi-disciplinary perspectives to create new interventions, designs, and policy recommendations for pandemics.
Kuvituskuva: Matti Ahlgren.
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Fast communications and flexibility helped grocery retailers cope with the coronavirus in spring

Research shows that daily communications, flexible planning and resourcing, and agility in action were important for helping the grocery trade get through the first wave of the coronavirus.
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During the COVID-19 crisis, nearly half of Finnish SMEs have applied for public financing, while less than one sixth have applied for a bank loan

Researchers from Aalto University, Erasmus University (The Netherlands) and the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland) have studied Finnish SMEs' financing options and prospects in the covid-19 crisis.
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In spite of the circumstances, the day of the public examination was great!

Marleen Wierenga is one of the eight doctoral candidates who defended their dissertation remotely at the School of Business this spring.

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Heikko kirkastuma, kuva: Metsähovin radiotutkimusasema
Press releases Published:

New study: The quiet Sun is much more active than we thought

The quiet Sun has been studied considerably less than the active Sun.
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Research & Art Published:

From her own little world to the other side of the globe

Her studies and her parents used to be her whole world, but now Dr. Avleen Malhi lives on the other side of the world, designs an Airbnb for car drivers, and encourages women to pursue their goals
Raide-Jokeri
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Maarintie was reopened to traffic in week 31

With the rapid progress of the Maarintie rail construction, Maarintie and the intersection of Tietotie, Konemiehentie and Maarintie has reopened for motor vehicle traffic in week 31
Magnetic materials
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A road to frustration

Aalto University theorist part of a team that opens up a new route to design exotic frustrated
quantum magnets.

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Pohjoisen ikirouta-alueen vehreää kasvillisuutta. Kuva: Ive van Krunkelsven
Press releases, Research & Art Published:

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.