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

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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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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

Timo Viherkenttä

Kiinteistövero jengoilleen - nyt!

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

Career Design Lab -piirroskuva

Becoming a transcender

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

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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

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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A closer look at tree stems

Understanding the spectral behavior of bark might be surprisingly useful in remote sensing and other fields of research.

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Virtual Labs for Deep Learning with Audio Course

A review of Azure Lab Services in teaching the "Deep Learning with Audio" course at Aalto

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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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Kohti Etelämannerta

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

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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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Hurja itsemyötätunto käytännössä

Miksi itsemyötätunto on erityisen tärkeää yliopiston kaltaisissa yhteisöissä?

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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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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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?

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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

Timo Viherkenttä

Onko eläkejärjestelmässä sittenkään rahoitusvajetta?

Eläkejärjestelmässä ajatellaan olevan pitkällä tähtäyksellä rahoitusvaje. Tuoreiden tietojen mukaan vajeen olemassaolo ei ole selvä.

Litium-ion batteries

Accelerating circular economy through informational infrastructures

We present three innovation policy recommendations on accelerating circular economy through informational infrastructures.

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Public Defence in Photography, MFA Hanna Timonen

MFA Hanna Timonen will defend her thesis: "Ordering the Everyday – Serial photography, repetition and everyday acts".

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Public Defence in Contemporary Art, MA Andrea Coyotzi Borja

MA Andrea Coyotzi Borja will defend the thesis: "In the middle of things: on researching the infraordinary".

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Public defence in Photography, MFA Liisa Söderlund

MA Liisa Söderlund will defend her thesis: "In the picture – photography as a practice of liberation"

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Public Defence in Contemporary Art, MA Ali Mousavi

Thesis: "Beautiful Rotten Tehran. A Multi-Sensory Artistic Research On Contemporary Urban Design in Tehran (Pardis Phase 11)"

Cover image of Agnieszka's thesis. Two hands dirty with charcoal intertwined with orange thread.

Public defence in Contemporary Art, MFA Agnieszka Karasch

MFA Agnieszka Karasch will defend her thesis "Reciprocal Drawing. Bodies’ Co-dependence and Direct Contact in Performance Drawing".

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Veropolitiikka on aina väärää

Veropolitiikka on aina valintoja. Hyvätkin ratkaisut ovat joltakin kannalta huonoja.

Sonja Salo from Kapacity.io

Sonja from Kapacity.io: "Having true desire to make a meaningful impact through your business idea is crucial"

RELEX Solutions helps retailers optimize their supply chain by enhancing adaptability and efficiency across the consumer goods value chain.

Johanna Småros from Relex

Johanna from Relex: "Find a problem that is relevant and above all, meaningful to you"

RELEX Solutions helps retailers optimize their supply chain by enhancing adaptability and efficiency across the consumer goods value chain.

Peter Nisula from Vensum

Peter from Vensum: "It’s crucial to have a clear vision of the impact you aim to make. "

Vensum’s story was ignited by the urgent need to address some of the main problems our energy system will face in the near future.

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PUOLIJOHDEBAROMETRI 1/2024 - Seuraavan sukupolven puolijohteet

Missä yliopistoissa on Suomen puolijohdeosaaminen kysyvät Jari Laine, Satu Lipponen ja Timo Seppälä vuoden ensimmäisessä puolijohdebarometrissä?

Blogs

Timo Viherkenttä

Viherkentällä

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

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Politiikkasuosituksia – Policy briefs

Tutkijoiden kannanottoja parempien päätösten tueksi;
Bridging the gap between science and decision making

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Art and Media Research

This blog is for publicising research activities and events in the Department of Art and Media.

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The Aalto Formula

The unique combination of art, technology and business provides the perfect platform for innovation.

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Tuta Blog

Blog posts from the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management at Aalto University.

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More Than the Degree

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

Oasis of Radical Wellbeing blogs

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

Hightech+lowtech wall: Elias Sime (2018), Facebook HQ, Menlo Park. Photo Antti Ahlava

Co-How

The blog explores themes that are telling of transdisciplinary strategy tools and experimental collaboration methods.

Kuva maljapallosta.

TUNTO2 Blogi

Tämä on TUNTO2- tutkimusprojektin blogi. Hankkeessa tutkitaan tunnetoimijuutta strategian toteuttamisessa.

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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Thinking Spatially

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

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Cloud Computing at Aalto University

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