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

Uskonnot Aallossa 1

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.

Palautuminen

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

Labiba having lunch with friends.

The nuances of Aalto University's campus and student services

Labiba, who recently graduated as a bachelor of science, writes about the campus and the services Aalto students have access to.

Three students, Bia in the middle, sitting on a Fatboy with overalls and Wappujackets.

Inside Aalto: What's the Student Community Really Like?

Bachelor's student Bia writes about the student community at Aalto.

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Napster, New York Times, ChatGPT ja tekijänoikeudet

Napsterin oli ennakkotapaus ja ajan merkkipaalu internetin tekijänoikeuslainsäädännön tuntemattomilla vesillä.

Three students taking a selfie donned in winter clothes on campus, Owein in the middle holding the phone.

Internationality at Aalto University

Bachelor's student Owein discusses internationality at Aalto.

Three students, Olia in the middle, chatting and laughing in front of a student housing building.

Living in Otaniemi: A Key to an Easy Student Life

Master's student provides insights into the various housing options available and shares her experience of living on campus.

Three students, Amr in the middle, walking on campus with autumn leaves on the ground.

Best Student Life is Found at Aalto

Bachelor's student Amr goes deeper into why he chose Aalto, and how Aalto’s student life and activities have shaped his experiences.

Three students, Anubhuti in the middle, at a career fair smiling and looking at brochures.

Navigating Employment Opportunities in Finland after Graduation

Master's student Anubhuti shares insights into the prospects of securing employment after graduation.

Industrial paper machine at the Aalto Industrial Internet Campus

Toimitusketjujen uusi evoluutiokierto - “toinen teollistaminen”

Kiertotalouden edetessä yritysten on siirryttävä lineaarisista toimitusketjuista kohti kokonaisvaltaisempaa elinkaariajattelua.

Radikal självmedkänsla i praktiken

Varför är självmedkänsla särskilt viktigt på platser som universitet?

Researcher with test tubes

Artificial intelligence solutions to accelerate impactful data-driven cancer innovation and research: a deep dive into data challenges

The Brief examines data challenges and recommends how to resolve them to maximise the potential of AI solutions for data-driven cancer innovation and research.

Timo Viherkenttä

Missä päätetään veroista?

Suomen perustuslain mukaan veroista säädetään lailla. Modernissa maailmassa todellisuus on kuitenkin paljon monimuotoisempi.

Best sitting and talking with friends on campus.

Quality teaching at Aalto

Master's student Bhattarabhop, also known as Best, reflects on his experiences of studying at Aalto.

Blogs

MASSE Blog

Yksilöllistä huolenpitoa massatuotannon tehokkuudella.

Kuvassa suuri valkoinen Aalto-yliopiston logo on punatiilisen kookkaan rakennuksen edessä portailla.

Puheenvuoroja – Opinions

Blogissa tutkijamme ottavat kantaa ajankohtaisiin aiheisiin.
In this blog, our researchers from bring new perspectives to current issues.

Penguins in front of SA Agulhas II

Kohti Etelämannerta

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

Aalto University at Slush 2021

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.

Silicon wafers

Early Career Researcher Blog

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

Alustatalouden faktat ja myytit -podcastia isännöivät tutkija Eero Aalto ja professori Robin Gustafsson Aalto-yliopistosta yhdessä sarjayrittäjä William von der Pahlenin kanssa.

Alustatalouden faktat ja myytit

Tuleeko seuraava Google Suomesta? Voiko alustatyö olla reilua? Tervetuloa kuuntelemaan Alustatalouden faktat ja myytit -podcastia.

Student working at a lab

Lahjoita tulevaisuus - Give for the Future

Lahjoittamalla Aalto-yliopiston tutkimukseen ja opetukseen olet mukana rakentamassa kestävää tulevaisuutta.

Woman holding up an iPad in front of a large Aalto logo.

Our Blog on Blogging

Learn how to create your own blog and posts on Our blogs through easy instructions!

HelsinCHI

Human-Computer Interaction researcher network in Helsinki area

Launo Tuuri

Workstations & mobile devices. Miscellaneous selfhelp notes: so many sources, options and goodies to choose from!