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

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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.

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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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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.

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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?

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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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Wantrepreneurs and other dreamers

We often have trouble realizing our career desires but paradoxically, the pressure to be self-directed can make our efforts even harder.

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How Aalto University picked up my sympathies when I was applying for master's studies?

Milica, an architecture student at Aalto, looks back at the time of her applying and lists a few reasons why she chose Aalto University.

Pyöreä miehen (Anssi Joutsiniemi) kuva vihreän ilmakuvan päällä

Kaupunkitutkijan apologia: Kun maakuntatarkastelu meni päin mäntyä

Suomalainen kaupunkisuunnittelu kaipaa kipeästi tutkittuun tietoon pohjautuvaa keskustelua, kirjoittaa professori Anssi Joutsiniemi.

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Public Transportation in Finland

Which public transportation methods are available in Finland and how to use them? It's convenient, let Owein explain more!

Elsi Verrinder, Fepod

Fepod: a medical startup's innovation helps to optimise pain medication doses

We spoke with Elsi Verrinder about Fepod's innovation and her journey from Aalto PhD student to CSO of a medical startup.

Timo Viherkenttä

Eläkejärjestelmän rahoitus (ehkä) tasapainossa!

Uusimpien laskelmien mukaan eläkkeet pystytään jatkossakin rahoittamaan jokseenkin nykyisillä maksutasoilla. Hyvä muttei varmaa.

Panu Miettinen, co-founder of VacuumWood.Tech

VacuumWood.Tech: A wood structure start-up that’s going against the grain

Find out how VacuumWood.Tech is using ultra-sustainable wooden structures to fight climate change.

Tiina Vaahtio, Flowrite

A free-flowing conversation with AI communication startup, Flowrite

We spend about 3.1 hours on work emails daily. We spoke with Flowrite, an AI communication startup that’s helping professionals save time.

A view from Aalto Otaniemi campus

Getting a Finnish bank account for foreigners (OP bank)

Getting a bank account is one of the first things to do when moving to a new country. Best shares his tips about the process.

Anttoni Aniebonam, CEO of Veri

Veri: A healthy discussion with a startup founder fighting poor metabolic health

Anttoni Aniebonam, CEO of startup Veri, is using tech to combat type 2 diabetes. We spoke to Anttoni about Veri's metabolic health solution

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When identity becomes work

Identity is your compass on the evolving career path, but it needs regular work and the right tools.

Visa Sippola, CEO and co-founder of Surgify

Surgify: Drilling down into a surgical startup’s journey

Follow Surgify's journey from concept to fruition. Plus, learn how Aalto University played an integral role in Surgify's progress.

Blogs

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The Aalto Formula

The unique combination of art, technology and business provides the perfect platform for innovation.

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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More Than the Degree

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

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Puheenvuoroja

Tässä blogissa Aalto-yliopiston tutkijat ottavat kantaa ajankohtaisiin ja yhteiskunnallisesti tärkeisiin aiheisiin.

Timo Viherkenttä

Viherkentällä

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

MASSE Blog

Yksilöllistä huolenpitoa massatuotannon tehokkuudella.

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.

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Cloud Computing at Aalto University

Sharing experiences and learnings about Cloud Computing in Research and Teaching at Aalto University

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.