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

Oasis of Radical Wellbeing Blue

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.

A picture of Aalto University's Undergraduate Center

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.

A public transport stop outside a shopping center

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.

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

Penguins on ice


Tutkimus etenee hyvää vauhtia ja jääolosuhteita havainnoidaan kellon ympäri.

Azure File Shares

How to transfer files between a local machine and a virtual machine

Four ways to transfer files to virtual machines

Kerää rakennuksen geometriatieto 3,5 kertaa nopeammin kuin perinteisesti

Rakennusten geometriatiedon keräämistä voidaan nopeuttaa yhdistämällä perinteistä laserkeilausta ja mobiililaserkeilausta.

S.A. Agulhas in storm

Jään reuna

Laiva on saavuttanut reunavyöhykkeen, eli alueen avoveden ja Etelämantereen lähellä olevan melko kiinteän jään välissä.

Wintery view

The behind the scenes of a pandemic-student

Labiba shares her experiences on starting her studies during the pandemic. Read how she turned the difficult situation around.

An Albatross

Viides päivä merellä, 47.4S 13.6W

Rutiinit alkavat jo muodostua tutkimusmatkalla ja ensimmäinen albatrossikin on nähty.

Finnish forest by Eelis Halme

Artificial intelligence meets Finnish forests – estimating boreal forest variables and biomass

Satellite remote sensing is an efficient tool for forest monitoring. Satellite data volume is increasing fast. How can we utilise it fully?

Aerial photo of SA Agulhas II

Köydet irti - S.A. Agulhas II pääsi matkaan

Jukka Tuhkurin tutkimusmatka S.A. Agulhas II:llä kohti Etelämannerta on alkanut!

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Run Jupyter Notebooks on Azure

How to run Jupyter Notebook and JupyterLab on Microsoft Azure cloud computing environment.

Azure Lab Services

Azure Lab Service for Teaching

Learn how Azure Lab Services helps teachers and students

Three people ideating around a table at a workshop

Radical career creativity

Cultivating creativity is key to adaptability and meaning amidst uncertainty

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.


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