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


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.


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

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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

Timo Viherkenttä

Hyvä paha arvonlisävero

Maan hallitus kääntyi lisäverotulojen tarpeessaan odotetusti arvonlisäveron puoleen. Mitä siitä pitäisi ajatella?

Schedule of activities and cover image of Antonio Lieto's book titled "Cognitive Design for Artificial Minds".

Cognitive Design for AI

Doctoral school on the topic of Cognitive Design for AI.

A group of people at a fish tank, photo: Aalto University/Mikko Raskinen.

The role of infrastructure in facilitating cross-disciplinarity

Hybrid concepts and metaphors across disciplines are created by working together in concrete material-spatial conditions.

Pencil drawing of a chart

Public Defence in Art Education, MA Marja Nurminen

MA Marja Nurminen will defend her thesis: The teaching of drawing in higher arts education – articulating the practitioners’ orientations

Still image from performance, where a person is dropping liquid into someone's eye.

Public Defence in Art Education, MFA Einat Amir

Thesis: Synthesizing Art and Science: A Collaborative Approach to Understanding Intergroup Relations and Contributing to Social Change

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Public Defence in Art & Media, MFA Jaana Okulov

MFA Jaana Okulov will defend her thesis: Quantifying Qualia – Aesthetic Machine Attention in Resisting the Objectifying Tendency of Thought

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Why I Chose to Study at Aalto University

First-year Masters student Elisa reflects on her decision to choose to study at Aalto University.

In the image words innovation policy, dollar sign, lamp and a truck.

Suomen innovaatiorahoitus osa 2 - Kaiken takana on jalostusarvo

Miten ymmärrys jalostusarvosta muuttaa näkymäämme suomalaisiin yrityksiin, pohtivat Jari Laine, Matti Pihlajamaa ja Timo Seppälä.

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Public defence in New Media, MA Jaana Brinck

Doctoral Thesis: "Grounded Principles for Open Design Pedagogy: Design Perspectives on Early Years Pedagogy with Digital Technologies"

Papers hanging by clips on a thread indoors. Black plastic boxes with books at the bottom of the image.

Paradata: Example of an artist-researcher's curriculum vitae

Andrew Paterson’s presentation in the Doctor of Arts Seminar in New Media.

Puolijohteita katsotaan suurennuslasin läpi. Lähde: MS Bing Image Creator

PUOLIJOHDEBAROMETRI 2/2024 – Seuraavan sukupolven puolijohteet

Puolijohdeteollisuuden pitkät teknologiasyklit ja pääomaintensiivisyys huomioitava tutkimusrahoituksessa, kirjoittavat tutkijat.

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Suomen innovaatiorahoitus - uudella mittarilla parempaa T&K -panosten yritystasoista seurantaa

T&K -panostukset Suomeen eivät voi tulevaisuudessa olla vain muutaman teollisuusyrityksen varassa toteavat Jari Laine ja Timo Seppälä tuoreessa TUTA -blogissaan.


Timo Viherkenttä


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

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


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

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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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More Than the Degree

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

People sitting in a big seminar hall, Department Head Jens Schmidt opening the seminar on stage.

Tuta Blog

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

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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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Politiikkasuosituksia – Policy briefs

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

Oasis of Radical Wellbeing blogs

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

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