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A piece of wood panel containing eco glue
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Eco-glue can replace harmful adhesives in wood construction

A fast and energy-efficient manufacturing process results in a strong, non-toxic and fire-resistant adhesive—and a great opportunity for the Finnish bioeconomy.
NTU rankingin talouden alan tulos infografiikkana
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Aalto’s Economics and Business ranks 67th globally in NTU ranking

Also among the top 100 are computer science ranked 79th and electrical engineering ranked 92nd.
Havainnekuva rintasyöpäsoluista mikroskoopissa
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Breast cancer cells use forces to open up channels through tissue

A new method reveals that cancer cells can spread by rapidly applying forces to tissue material.
2D-kalvo
Research & Art Published:

New nanoparticle-based material could help detect antibiotics in water

The finding also opens up new avenues for next-generation flexible wearables and biosensors
Students celebrating graduation at Aalto Univeristy's graduation party. Photo: Jaakko Kahilaniemi / Aalto University
Studies Published:

2070 new bachelor’s students admitted to Finnish and Swedish programmes

The results of spring’s national joint admissions are published on Studyinfo.fi.
Ihmisiä salissa
Campus Published:

Shaking up tech takes over campus in October

Event hopes to increase amount of women and nonbinary people in field of technology

Visit our campus virtually

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Virtual Campus Experience (external link)

Explore Aalto University’s campus from anywhere in the world! Our digital guides, an Aalto University student and an assistant professor, introduce you to our learning facilities, laboratories, workshops, service spots and outdoor spaces. The tour can be experienced on desktop, mobile or VR headset.

Ukraine war

On this page, we will gather information on how Russia's invasion of Ukraine affects Aalto University’s operations. We will update the contents regularly.

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Event highlights

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Aalto Day One 6.9.2022

Aalto Day One – opening of the academic year 2022–2023

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Life 1.5 in black font and Designs for a Cooler Planet logo on a white, fragmented background.

Life 1.5 – an exhibition of planet-friendly materials, fashion and food

Designs for a Cooler Planet is a five-week-long festival celebrating experiments in planet-friendly materials, fashion, and food.

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Aalto Family Day 2022

Aalto Family Day 2022

Aalto staff, alumni and their families are warmly welcome to the Aalto campus at Otaniemi to explore workshops and exhibitions, enjoy art and learn about new technologies.

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MMD Colloquium 2022: Wearables Technology

Multifunctional Materials Design: a series of online lectures by invited guests

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Video: The new road to silk

Did you know that scientists are able to produce spider silk using modified bacteria? Spider silk is one of the strongest materials in nature and it offers intriguing opportunities for future textile design. In the NEWSILK project researchers worked together with designers to develop new types of silk-like materials using a multidisciplinary approach and the tools of synthetic biology.

See the video below or read the article on website.

Appointments

Professor Janne Lindqvist looking at the camera in a black blazer
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Janne Lindqvist has started as the Head of the Department of Computer Science

Associate Professor Janne Lindqvist is a staunch proponent of curious, enjoyable, and meaningful pursuits in work, research, and studies.
Matti Hämäläinen
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Matti Hämäläinen begins as head of Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering

Matti Hämäläinen, one of the pioneers in magnetoencephalography research, wants to encourage collaboration among research groups and develop mutual trust
Kuvassa näkyy työelämäprofessori Peter Sarlin, joka katsoo ikkunan läpi ulos.
Appointments Published:

Peter Sarlin appointed as Professor of Practice at Aalto University

His goal is to advance artificial intelligence and machine learning applications in research, teaching, and industry cooperation, and to help students who graduate from the Business Analytics master's programme position on the labour market
Ilkka Tomperi
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Ilkka Tomperi has been appointed as Professor of Practice in Real Estate Investment at Aalto University

'The real estate industry and the field of real estate investment are in a transition phase, which makes the task especially interesting', says Ilkka Tomperi.

Find recent news related to coronavirus

Illustration of digital pandemic tracing networks
Research & Art Published:

Digital tracing apps should incorporate social connections to mitigate disease outbreaks

Digital tracing models could benefit from a closer look at social connections between app-users.
Hengittävä nukke aerosolitutkimuksessa
Press releases Published:

Viruses in the air? Researchers study how air cleaning devices, masks, and UV light reduce risk of infection

The project is aimed at finding workable and cost-effective ways to protect offices.
Kandidaattikeskus
University Published:

Covid-19 vaccines available again at the Otaniemi campus on 23 and 30 March

The vaccination site is open to students and personnel at the Undergraduate Centre, room Y115.
Mies ja kannettava tietokone. Kuva: Aalto-yliopisto / Petri Anttila
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Recent study: The COVID-19 pandemic particularly affected the well-being of entrepreneurs under 40 years of age

A quarter of the interviewed Finnish entrepreneurs is experiencing intense exhaustion.

Content highlights

Explore Aalto University through a variety of content!

Piirroskuvitus Aalto University Magazinen kansista. Kuvassa on kaksi ihmishahmoa kävelemässä, taustalla erilaisia ympäristöjä mm. kaupunki, metsä, vuoristo. Kuvittaja: Satu Kettunen.

Four years and lots of tears – three experts tell how they succeeded in making the change

Many entrepreneurs and researchers set their goals based on a realisation that something needs to be done differently. The change they envision might be a new product or material, or it can be a new way to do things. Implementing change isn’t always easy, however, and it demands a stomach for uncertainty, say Professor Michael Hummel and entrepreneurs Annu Nieminen and Richard Nordström.

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The Best Thing Today Psychology Podcast (Summer Green)

Academic Workload (external link)

No time to manage energy and no energy to manage time.

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Painting Energies Podcast (external link)

Painting Energies is a podcast about light, colour, plants, microbes, and electrical energy. Eleven conversations with invited guests explore their relations, and our relations to them, through a dialogue across science, technology, art and philosophy.

Flower clutch

Irene Purasachit saw the floral industry’s waste problem firsthand – now she makes material for handbags from discarded blooms

Nearly half of cut flowers end up in the trash, never making their way to dinner tables or first dates

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Aalto fashion design student Boram Yoo is the Designers' Nest Award winner 2022

Aalto fashion graduate Boram Yoo wins Designers' Nest Award

Also BA fashion student Leevi Ikäheimo wins a prize at the fashion competition 2022.

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The drumheads exhibit a collective quantum motion. Picture: Juha Juvonen.

Aalto researchers awarded Physics World Breakthrough of the Year for macroscopic quantum entanglement

Aalto University Professor Mika A. Sillanpää, his team and collaborators at the University of New South Wales in Canberra, Australia, have won the Physics World 2021 Breakthrough of the Year. The prize was awarded for establishing quantum entanglement between a pair of macroscopic drumheads – two mechanical resonators that were tiny but still much larger than the subatomic particles that are usually entangled. The award has previously been given for the first direct observation of a black hole and for the detection of gravitational waves, which also received a Nobel Prize.

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