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Höytyvällä täytetty tyyny ja naisen käsi sen vieressä.
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An eco-filling to replace down

A hundred years ago, cattail fluff was used as life vest filling – now a Finnish company wants the eco-friendly material for pillows and winter coats.
Three mannequins displaying garments designed by Elina Onkinen and Kasia Gorniak. Photo: Mikko Raskinen/Aalto University
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Five things to see at Designs for a Cooler Planet: Evolving colours, wood glitter and garments with a history

Open until 12 October 2022, Designs for a Cooler Planet is an annual exhibit showcasing bold designs that approach sustainability from avenues including fashion, food and materials.
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Changes to animal feed could supply food for one billion people

Livestock and fish could be fed more agricultural by-products, freeing up food for people
A satellite image of Borneo and part of Malaysia covered by plumes of smoke from fires. The many fires are marked on the map as red dots.
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New AI system predicts how to prevent wildfires

A machine learning model can evaluate the effectiveness of different management strategies
Aalto-yliopisto Töölö -rakennuksen lukusalin kaikuisuutta vähennettiin kesällä puun selluloosasta tehtävän ruiskutettavan kuitumassa avulla. Kuva: Aalto-yliopisto / Anna Berg
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An unobtrusive bio-based acoustic coating eliminates echoes and absorbs carbon

The cellulose-based material, which provides an alternative to traditional acoustic panels, was successfully tested in a protected building owned by Aalto University.
Illustration of a solar flare, spat out from the Sun's surface.
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New forecasting tool can give an early warning of solar storms – boosts preparedness and helps mitigate damage

Associate Professor Maarit Korpi-Lagg has received funding from the European Research Council to develop a forecasting tool to locate the source regions for the eruption of solar flares already a few days before they emerge on the Sun’s surface.

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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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Internet Forum Public lecture series: Technology, Security and Future – to All of Us

Internet Forum Public lecture series: Technology, Security and Future – to All of Us

How do you feel security and what does it mean to us in the future – welcome to listen to interesting talks and discuss.

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Alusta pavilion

Alusta pavilion – Environmentally conscious architecture

Alusta pavilion - a place for encounters between humans and non-human animals in urban space.

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Aalto wellbeing week logo kuva 2022

Aalto Wellbeing Week 2022

Check all the events during Wellbeing Week

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Visit our campus virtually

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Virtuell rundtur på campus (extern länk)

Bekanta dig med Aalto-universitetets campus virtuellt. I den nya nättjänsten får användaren med två guider som ledsagare besöka 44 olika ställen på Aalto-universitetets campus – studielokaler, laboratorier, verkstäder, tjänster, uteområden och byggnader. Anslut dig med dator, mobilenhet eller VR-headset.

Kriget i Ukraina

På denna sida samlar vi ihop information om hur Rysslands attack mot Ukraina påverkar Aalto-universitetets verksamhet. Vi uppdaterar webbsidan regelbundet.

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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

Omistajuuden professori Samuli Knüpfer. Kuva: Aalto-yliopisto / Roope Kiviranta
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Jarkko Koskinen, Vuoden alumni 2021
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Jarkko Koskinen, expert inom geoinformatik och rymdteknik, är Årets alumn 2021

"Geodataområdet befinner sig för närvarande i centrum av en enorm utveckling. Många av världens största företag, såsom Google, Microsoft, Apple och Huawei, har geodata som ett av sina verksamhetsområden. På grund av robotiseringen och digitaliseringen behövs exakta och högklassiga geodata och lokaliseringsdata i realtid överallt. Arbetsutsikterna inom branschen är enorma" säger Koskinen.
Rehtori Ilkka Niemelä
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Kuvassa näkyy elokuun 1. päivänä Executive in Residence -tehtävässä aloittava Taavi Heikkilä. Kuva on SOK:n kuva.
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Taavi Heikkilä, veteran inom andelsrörelsen, tillträder ny post vid Aalto-universitetet

Heikkiläs befattning Executive in Residence inrättas med donationsmedel. Finland är världens mest kooperativa land, och därför är det viktigt att branschen satsar på forskning och undervisning och samarbete mellan företagen och universitetet, säger donatorerna.

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Coronavaccinering på campus i Otnäs i september

Vaccinering utan tidsbokning för studerande och anställda den 12., 19. och 26. september i Kandidatcentret, Otsvängen 1, Y115.
Economicum-rakennus Arkadiankadulla. Kuva: Veikko Somerpuro
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Undersökning från lägesrummet vid Helsinki GSE: Coronatiden har varit särskilt prövande för högskolestuderande - psykiatritjänsternas besökarantal stigande

Antalet besök som gäller psykisk hälsa har från och med hösten 2020 varit klart ökande både bland studerande inom den högre utbildningen och bland andra unga i samma åldersklass.
Economicum-rakennus Arkadiankadulla. Kuva: Veikko Somerpuro
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Undersökning från lägesrummet vid Helsinki GSE: Coronavaccinerna skyddar också ovaccinerade familjemedlemmar

Enligt resultat av undersökningen skyddar coronavirusvaccinerna från Pfizer-BioNTech och Moderna, som används i Finland, också ovaccinerade familjemedlemmar.
Economicum-rakennuksen käytäviä ja kerroksia sisäpuolelta kuvattuna
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Lägesrummet vid Helsinki GSE: Distansundervisningens inverkan på coronasmitta, preliminära resultat

Förekomsten av coronasmitta bland unga i åldern 16–18 år och deras familjemedlemmar minskade avsevärt efter distansundervisningen.

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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Yki Nummi Ornon piirustuskonttorissa Helsingissä

Yki Nummi archive

The Yki Nummi archive is an extensive private archive collection held in the Aalto University Archives. Yki Nummi was one of the most influential post-war designers, whose groundbreaking work elevated Finnish design to its international reputation. Nummi is known above all else for his light fixtures, but his artistic merits also include the designing of other home utility goods, book illustrations and acting as a color and light expert.

Aalto University Archives
The Best Thing Today Psychology Podcast (Summer Green)

Academic Workload (extern länk)

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

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Painting Energies Podcast (extern länk)

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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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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