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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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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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

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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.

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.

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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.

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Some useful mobile apps that the international students can utilize to navigate the new journey in Aalto and in Finland

Check out some useful apps and digital tools that international students can utilize to navigate the new journey at Aalto and in Finland.

My Experience from Aalto University’s Mentoring Programme

Saad shares his review of Aalto Mentoring Programme and what did he learn from his mentor during remote sessions.

Timo Viherkenttä

Ovatko eläkevarojemme sijoittajat toistaitoisia?

Suomalaisten eläkerahastojen tuotot ovat joissakin vertailuissa jääneet ulkomaisista verrokeista. Onko jossain vikaa ja jos niin missä?

My favorite course I took at CHEM

I will tell you about a course I have found interesting during my studies called ‘Design meets biomaterials’ that is a part of CHEMARTS.

Havaintoja akuutin hoidon kysynnästä - Paulus Torkki, Perttu Kontunen, Erik Haapatalo

Kirjallisuuskatsauksen tulokset yli- ja alikysynnästä paljastavat viisi mielenkiintoista seikkaa.

Flags of USA, China and Europe

Onko Eurooppa häviämässä alustataloussodan Kiinalle ja USA:lle?

Vieraina F-Securen perustaja Risto Siilasmaa sekä ETLAn tutkija Timo Seppälä.

Otaniemi Campus dressed in Winter

A Farewell to Winter, an Ode to Snow

A snow appreciation post. Remembering the magnificent start of 2021 when Espoo and Helsinki where dressed in winter for three month.

Ewald Kibler

Ewald Kibler: Starting a business at a mature age can make individuals better off

Late-career transitions to entrepreneurship can improve ‘older’ people’s quality of life.

Timo Viherkenttä

Mullistuuko kansainvälinen yritysverotus?

OECD:stä, EU:sta ja USA:sta vyöryy ehdotuksia kansainvälisen yritysverotuksen isoksi remontiksi. Johtavatko ne johonkin?

Juha Jolkkonen and William von der Pahlen

Unohdetaan sote, ratkaistaan asia alustataloudella

Vieraina digipalveluita johtava Ossi Laukkanen Mehiläiseltä ja Helsingin kaupungin sosiaali- ja terveystoimen johtaja Juha Jolkkonen.

SECCLO – Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Program in Security and Cloud Computing

In this blog post, Svitlana will tell about an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Program in Security and Cloud Computing (SECCLO).

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Gazelle jumps and games as therapy – the latest from Aalto Startup Center and Innovation Services

Good research ideas turn into a great business in Aalto's incubators and accelerators.

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