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.

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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