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

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.


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.

tree stems

A closer look at tree stems

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

virtual computer lab

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.

Oasis of Radical Wellbeing Blue

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.

Two guys working together

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

Taiteellinen kuvituskuva.

Pitäisikö strategian herättää tunteita?

TUNTO2 -hankkeessa tutkitaan tunnetoimijuutta ja strategian toteuttamista.

illustration of two people

Strengths as a pathway to meaning & wellbeing

Skills and competencies are a key component of your CV but a sustainable career needs to be strengths-based.

2 pieces of the Torso 2022 Issue 1 - “Utopia / Dystopia,” on a red sheet

“Pro Arte Utili” – How does it feel to run the ARTS student publication?

Design student Lu shares her experiences in being part of the editorial team at Torso, a publication by Aalto ARTS students.

A collection on maps

#30DayMapChallenge: 30 days – 30 maps

Make the map speak for you!

Sunset outside Väre. Photo by Owein Wilson

Why I chose Aalto Univeristy's Bachelors program in Design

Second year student Owein explains a few of his many reasons for choosing the BA program in design.

Areal view of Otaniemi Campus

Aalto University Campus, Otaniemi

Areeb shares some facts about Aalto University's main campus in Otaniemi.

San standing by the water during sunset.

My Experience in Living in Greater Helsinki Area pt. 2

San shares his experiences of living in the Greater Helsinki Area, part 2

San standing outside of the Botanical Garden.

My Experience in Living in Greater Helsinki Area, pt.1

San shares his experiences of living in the Greater Helsinki Area, part 1

Ilmari Huttunen posing next to a nice view

Miten digitaaliset terveydenhuollon interventiot voivat kehittää MS-potilaiden hoitoa? - Ilmari Huttunen

Pitkällä aikavälillä intervention oletetaan parantavan MS-hoidon kustannusvaikuttavuutta

How to orchestrate the VCO Platform ecosystem? - Fares Georges Kahlil, visiting doctoral researcher

"The environment will dictate what shape and pathway an innovation like the VCO may take"

MASSE in EHMA webinar Jan 12th 2023

The scientific leader of the MASSE project, professor Paul Lillrank is presenting MASSE’s results in the EHMA webinar.

MASSE-päätösseminaarissa julkaistiin hankkeen loppuraportti ja Virtuaalisen Hoidonohjaamon suunnitteluperiaatteet

Aalto-yliopiston vetämä MASSE-hanke on päättymässä ja reilun kaksivuotisen taipaleen tuloksista on julkaistu suomenkielinen loppuraportti.


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!


Human-Computer Interaction researcher network in Helsinki area



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

Launo Tuuri

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