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

Penguins in front of SA Agulhas II

Kohti Etelämannerta

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

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Kirsi LaPointe: Becoming a transcender

Self-transcendence is a question of the values you steer your life and career by.

Urban Tech Helsinki

Urban Tech Helsinki is an unmissable opportunity for startups working with sustainable urban solutions

Urban Tech Helsinki is a business incubator on a lookout for clean and sustainable solutions for cities.

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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Hurja itsemyötätunto käytännössä

Miksi itsemyötätunto on erityisen tärkeää yliopiston kaltaisissa yhteisöissä?

Timo Viherkenttä

Yksi, kaksi, monta verottajaa

Suomalaisille on tarjolla kaksi uutta verottajaa: hyvinvointialueet ja Euroopan unioni. Hyvä vai huono?

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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How is it to study in Aalto?

How are courses organised and what is it like to study here? How has Covid-19 affected the study experience?

Salad growing in the wooden greenhouse developed by Pasi Herranen from Aalto University

We could feed ten billion people – research offers paths past the climate crisis 

Carbon emissions often dominate discussions about our environment, but feeding our growing population creates broader environmental problems

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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Why can’t companies and governments meet sustainability goals – and what can be done?

Antiquated business models and ambiguous policies hinder efforts towards sustainable development.

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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

Review of campus’s student restaurants in Otaniemi

In this blog post, I will try all the student restaurants in Otaniemi that are open now. I will also tell you what my favorites are.

Don’t be too hard on yourself

A little poem written for these corona times that it’s okay not to have few good days as long you keep going and not be too hard on yourself

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The Name of the Bird

A story about silence and somberness in Finland. But most of all the story of a tiny bird who I met on my first days of living in Helsinki.

Interior space of Arkadia International Bookstore

How to save money as a student?

Finland is one of the most expensive countries in Europe. Check out the following tips and save some money!

Frozen sea in Otaniemi

How to embrace the winter Finnish style and see how we prepare for Chinese New Year

Check out this post about winter life in Finland and how we prepared for the Chinese New Year.

Kasia and Saad

Us, Research Assistants

Are you curious about becoming a Research Assistant? What are their tasks? How to get employed at Aalto? Read the blog post to learn more.

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Where to look for a thesis position?

Have you ever asked yourself this question? Is it he highest time to find the answer? Read more about thesis positions in this blog post.

Summer job tips for Aalto students

A fourth-year Industrial Engineering and Management student shares her tips for applying summer jobs in Finland.

Favorite things to do at my free time

Do you need new ideas on what to do in your free time? In this blogpost I will tell you what my top 5 activities are.

Landscape view of Kökar

The Åland Archipelago – Artist in Residence on Kökar

Visual Artist and Photography student Dominik describes his experiences at an Artist Residency located on a wonderful island in Åland.

Aalto Vare

I graduate from Aalto University on New Year’s Eve

Today, the last day of 2020, is my graduation date! I’ve enjoyed an incredible journey during my study at Aalto University.

Lights in Helsinki

It’s Christmas!! Reach out to your close ones (even if they are far). Plus, a holiday recipe!

Holidays as an international student during Covid can be hard. Let’s be kind to ourselves and others. Also, a simple Argentine recipe.

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