Furthering the reach of our academic community's own voice.

Ourblogs.aalto.fi site hosts the blogs written by members of Aalto University: faculty, staff and students. Visiting bloggers are invited by Aalto community members.

Our blogs is multilingual: the platform and general instructions will be in English to serve the whole community. However, each blogger and author can freely choose the language in which they publish.

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Featured posts

Penguins in front of SA Agulhas II

Kohti Etelämannerta

Aalto-yliopiston professori, jäätutkija Jukka Tuhkuri kertoo tutkimusmatkastaan Etelämantereelle.

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Kirsi LaPointe: Becoming a transcender

Self-transcendence is a question of the values you steer your life and career by.

Urban Tech Helsinki

Urban Tech Helsinki is an unmissable opportunity for startups working with sustainable urban solutions

Urban Tech Helsinki is a business incubator on a lookout for clean and sustainable solutions for cities.

Aurélien Nioche

Creating the perfect teacher: How a cumbersome start with Japanese led to a better self-teaching app

Aurélien Nioche describes his recent work on a model that predicts learning outcomes days into the future

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Hurja itsemyötätunto käytännössä

Miksi itsemyötätunto on erityisen tärkeää yliopiston kaltaisissa yhteisöissä?

Timo Viherkenttä

Yksi, kaksi, monta verottajaa

Suomalaisille on tarjolla kaksi uutta verottajaa: hyvinvointialueet ja Euroopan unioni. Hyvä vai huono?

With new solution-based recycling processes, more raw materials can be recovered from batteries. In the picture, a red cobalt salt and a blue-green nickel salt have been obtained from a battery cell. Photo: Valeria Azovskaya / Aalto University.

Accelerating the global energy transition: Clean energy demands socially just policies

Policy, technology, and practice must be aligned to accomplish the shift to clean energy, say Aalto's experts.

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How is it to study in Aalto?

How are courses organised and what is it like to study here? How has Covid-19 affected the study experience?

Salad growing in the wooden greenhouse developed by Pasi Herranen from Aalto University

We could feed ten billion people – research offers paths past the climate crisis 

Carbon emissions often dominate discussions about our environment, but feeding our growing population creates broader environmental problems

Leigh Ewin

A glimpse of A Grid with Leigh Ewin

Leigh Ewin, jack-of-all-trades at A Grid, tells the story of the recently established startup community.

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Why can’t companies and governments meet sustainability goals – and what can be done?

Antiquated business models and ambiguous policies hinder efforts towards sustainable development.

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4 Ways To Successfully Onboard Into A New Role post-graduation

Well, done! You have graduated, and landed a job. What are the next steps you can take to make your transition to the company smooth?

Aika stage at the Suomi Areena event in Pori in 2017.

Advancing climate actions in the places we live: Designing cities to store carbon 

Simple changes in urban planning can reduce carbon emissions and increase carbon storage, offering tools to help meet emissions targets.

Prototypes from the FlowerMatter project

Delivering the practical solutions needed to adapt to climate impacts – Bio-based materials could move us beyond plastic 

By processing lignin, cellulose, and other plant matter into new bio-materials, research is opening paths to sustainable alternatives.

Blog posts

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How to set goals as a student? The 3-step framework

Areeb shares his tips on setting goals as a student. Spoiler: reflecting on your values, skills and resources might be helpful.

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The Mindful Path to Meaning

Detaching from thoughts can lighten your mind about work but also strengthen its meaning

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Insights from studying collaborative MA programmes (Part 1/2)

Michael shares his experience in studying a Master's degree in Creative Sustainability and International Design Business Management.

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8 Tips to A Successful LinkedIn Strategy

Areeb gives tips and shares practical examples on effective LinkedIn use to help you stand out in job search.

Timo Viherkenttä

Kiinteistövero jengoilleen - nyt!

Kiinteistöveron perusteena olevat verotusarvot ovat pahoin rämettyneet. Nyt on aika korjata tämä.

In cost-benefit analysis, the benefits of the assessed service are compared to the costs associated with the data production and distribution.

What is the value of earth observation data?

With socioeconomic impact assessment it is possible to specify and quantify the impact that earth observation data has on our society.

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Jos ihminen olisi kone

Jos ihminen olisi kone, sen kyky säädellä energiatasojaan tilanteen mukaan, korjata ja kehittää itseään näyttäytyisi hämmentävän taidokkaana

Recovery. Merita Petäjä 2022

If People Were Machines

If people were machines, we would marvel at their robust features for energy regulation, self-repair and auto-enhancement.

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Why are field and laboratory measurements important in remote sensing?

Reliable interpretation of remote sensing data is highly dependent on reference measurements made in the field and in the lab.

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Religions in Aalto - building a more inclusive campus

April's EDI discussion session's theme was Religions at Aalto. Read here what the facilitators from AaMu (Aalto Muslims Association) thought

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Uskonnot Aallossa - rakentamassa inklusiivisempaa kampusta

Huhtikuun EDI-keskustelutuokiossa oli aiheena Uskonnot Aallossa. Lue Aallon AaMu-opiskelijajärjestön mietteitä keskustelusta!

Blogs

MASSE Blog

Yksilöllistä huolenpitoa massatuotannon tehokkuudella.

Aalto University students studying in a group

More Than the Degree

Aalto Squad student ambassadors' blog. Read all about student life and studies at Aalto University!

Career Design Lab - new perspectives for the future of work

Career Design Lab

Career design offers a fresh perspective to prepare for the future of work and unpredictable career paths.

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Cloud Computing at Aalto University

Sharing experiences and learnings about Cloud Computing in Research and Teaching at Aalto University

Oasis of Radical Wellbeing blogs

Tools for taking care of your and your community's wellbeing.

Timo Viherkenttä

Viherkentällä

Blogissa kommentoidaan ilmassa liikkuvia asioita verotuksesta, eläkerahoituksesta, julkisesta taloudesta ja sijoitusmarkkinoista.

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Thinking Spatially

Exploring the science behind spatial thinking in natural and built environments.

Penguins in front of SA Agulhas II

Kohti Etelämannerta

Aalto-yliopiston professori, jäätutkija Jukka Tuhkuri kertoo tutkimusmatkastaan Etelämantereelle.

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Aalto University, The Startup Springboard

Aalto's energetic entrepreneurial community is an eclectic mix of student-led buzz and the university's own innovation and startup hubs.

Researcher's tools

My Effect

Aalto University's researchers discuss the problems they are passionate about to solve with their work.

Professor Risto Ilmoniemi

The Art and Beauty of Getting it Right

Trying to understand the complex world from a small person’s limited perspective, aided by readers’ questions and those of my own, my dream.

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Early Career Researcher Blog

Postgraduate staff and students tell us about their research areas and activities