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.

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Kirsi LaPointe: 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

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

Penguins in front of SA Agulhas II

Kohti Etelämannerta

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

Student's study setup with a book and takeaway coffee

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.

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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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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MASSE:n konsepteista julkaistu kansainvälinen artikkeli – Lillrank, Khalil, Bengts, Kontunen, Chen, Kaleva, Torkki

Journal of Integrated Care -lehdessä on julkaistu artikkeli MASSE:n konsepteista.

Antti Rönkkö, the CEO of Ioncell Oy

Cut from the same cloth: leveraging Aalto University's ground-breaking research, Ioncell Oy develops sustainable textile fibers

Antti Rönkkö, Ioncell’s newly appointed CEO and co-founder, is on a quest to make the clothing and textiles industry more sustainable.

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My First Experience Living in a Student Apartment in Finland

Valerie shares her experiences vs. reality with student apartments and gives tips on how to get one!

Francesco's student apartment.

How to Furnish your Student Apartment Low Budget

Francesco gives tips on where and how to find furniture with a budget in Finland for your new unfurnished apartment.

Members of Mental Health Advocacy Student Association.

Join the board of a student organization!

Ioanna tells what it's like to be a board member of a student organisation at Aalto and gives examples of her own experiences.

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Welcome to Aalto University!

Areeb shares his overall experience about being a student at Aalto and how he has made friends, felt belonging and learned a lot on the way!

Students doing course work on a study trip.

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

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

Land consolidation process.

Development of Finnish agricultural parcel structure 2010-2020: a spatial analysis

Hermanni Hentunen analyzes the temporal development of parcel structure in Finland between the years 2010 and 2020.

Student's study setup with a book and takeaway coffee

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

Student looking at a view on a study trip

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.

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!

Oasis of Radical Wellbeing blogs

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

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Thinking Spatially

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

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

Timo Viherkenttä

Viherkentällä

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

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.

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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.