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News

News highlights

Ioncell-lankoja
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Aalto speeds up development of ecological textile fibres with new pilot plant

With this new equipment, the output of Ioncell fibre can increase up to a hundredfold, enabling cooperation with even more companies.
Haukio and Niinistö. Photo: Vesa Moilanen/Lehtikuva
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Take Finland’s lead and choose clothes you don’t have to feel guilty about

An Aalto University-designed and -produced dress made of birch trees shows how one day we will all look—and feel—good in sustainable fabrics
Ioncell
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Bacterial bandages and recycled fibres: Aalto brings a materials revolution to Slush

New materials play an important role in sustainable development and combatting climate change. New uses for old materials can also be a major industrial opportunity: for example, the value of biomass from forests in Finland can be doubled if used for manufacturing products of higher added value.
Urban mobility
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Aalto University is a founding partner of two new EIT Innovation communities

EIT Manufacturing and EIT Urban Mobility aim to make a sustainable and competitive society.
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Aalto University and Singapore University of Technology and Design enter broad collaboration agreement

The collaboration will increase student exchanges, boost staff and faculty mobility, and advance innovation and entrepreneurship

New cooperative project develops problem-based learning in South Asia

A project coordinated by Aalto Global Impact will strengthen the capacity of universities to take hold of global development challenges.
Cooperation, Press releases
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SGT_Aalto_Nepal_Kristjana_Adalgeirsdottir

Restaurant Chydenia will close its doors November 30

Chydenia
Campus
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Chydenia

Professor Esko Kauppinen is the first Finnish recipient of a UNESCO Nanosciences Medal

The award was presented to Esko Kauppinen in recognition of his significant contributions to the development of nanosciences and nanotechnologies. Kauppinen’s research focuses on carbon nanomaterials and carbon nanobuds.
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Kuvassa Esko Kauppinen ja Miguel Clüsener-Godt. Kuva: Unesco / Jake Lewis.

Research enhances understanding of sustainable production and consumption systems in circular economy

What does the recent research offer us in the fields of metal- and wood-based fiber systems for circular economy? How can we build sustainable business models and governance of circular systems? These issues were taken a closer look at Aalto Sustainability Hub’s seminar in November 2018.
Research & Art
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Aalto Sustainability Hub / Mari Lundström

New Children’s Hospital to feature birdsong and whooshing stars

The soothing soundscape designed for the new hospital was the first of its kind in Finland and unique in the world.
Cooperation, Press releases, Research & Art, Studies
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Student's working on New Children's Hospital soundscape

Fiskars partners in design exploration with Aalto University

The cooperation between Fiskars and Aalto university started in 2017 by defining shared interest areas in the long term, and first concrete projects started in 2018.
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New co-working space for companies opened at the Health Technology House in Otaniemi

The new space enables invigorating collaboration between businesses and Aalto University's researchers.
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Markus Mäkelä, Executive in Residence, presented Aalto’s Health Technology House and outlined the university’s expertise areas in the health and wellbeing domain.

Suvi Laitinen and Lena Maula win Millennium Youth Prize by outlining a solution to Alzheimer disease treatment

Suvi Laitinen and Lena Maula win Millennium Youth Prize by outlining a solution to Alzheimer disease treatment. The competing innovators, aged 14-18, rose to the challenge of creating innovations in health technology and sustainable energy.
Honoured, Press releases
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Millennium Youth Prize winner / Photo by Anni Hanén

Students’ soundscape fills the New Children’s Hospital

A generative soundscape in a hospital is the first of its kind in the world. Created by Sound in New Media students at Aalto Media Lab, the soundscape will be developed further on the basis of user studies and research over years to come.
Studies
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Students’ soundscape fills the New Children’s Hospital

Aalto Distinguished Professor Olli Ikkala awarded academic knighthood of the Ordre des Palmes académiques

Professor Ikkala was recognised for his contributions to advancing scientific partnerships between France and Finland.
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Image: Lasse Lecklin.

Aalto University and the Xidian University develop together the next generation of wireless technology

Aalto University’s School of Electrical Engineering and Xidian University in Xian, China have established a joint research laboratory on the next generation of wireless technology (post-5G and 6G), in particular the security technology needed for this.
Cooperation
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Aalto University, Xidian University

Almost 250 alumni participated in a get-together in Seoul

The alumni event was organised jointly by the Seoul School of Integrated Sciences & Technologies (aSSIST) and Aalto University.
Cooperation
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Aalto EMBA -alumnit kokoontuivat Soulissa.

Events

Event highlights of Aalto 

Paradox City Exhibition
Exhibitions and fairs

Paradox City

The exhibition showcases the diversity of cultural, built and grown layers that co-create the home of a multidisciplinary community on Aalto University's campus.
Arts_Books_Talks
Lectures and seminars

Arts Books Talks

Welcome to Arts Books Talks!
architecture_speaks_lectures
Lectures and seminars

Architecture Speaks! lecture series

Popular ARCHITECTURE SPEAKS! lecture series continues. It is a collaboration of Aalto University and the Museum of Finnish Architecture.
Ville Pulkki Musical Analogues of Mathematical Concepts
Exhibitions and fairs

Musical Analogues of Mathematical Concepts by professor Ville Pulkki

This exhibition comes from my curiosity towards finding a form of representing mathematical concepts through music in a clear and understandable way.