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.

Career Design Lab -piirroskuva

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

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?

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?

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.

Timo Viherkenttä

Yksi, kaksi, monta verottajaa

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

Oasis of Radical Wellbeing Blue

Hurja itsemyötätunto käytännössä

Miksi itsemyötätunto on erityisen tärkeää yliopiston kaltaisissa yhteisöissä?

Oasis of Radical Wellbeing Blue

Fierce Self-compassion in Action

Why is self-compassion especially important in places like universities?

Career Design Lab -piirroskuva

Kirsi LaPointe: Becoming a transcender

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

Wheel of wellness, hyvinvoinnin pyörä (Meyers, Jane and Sweeney, Todd, 2004)

Radikaali hyvinvointi on välttämättömyys

Radikaalissa hyvinvoinnissa keskeistä on yhteisöllinen näkökulma.

Picture: Wheel of wellness (Meyers, Jane and Sweeney, Todd, 2004)

Radical wellbeing is a necessity

Radical self-care means respecting one’s own unique identity.

Timo Viherkenttä

Onko maksiimin "laajat veropohjat ja matalat verokannat" parasta ennen -päivä jo takana?

Onko erilaisia yhteiskunnallisia tavoitteita syytä toteuttaa veroeduin vai onko "laajat veropohjat ja matalat verokannat" -linja parempi?

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.

Career Design Lab illustration

Kirsi LaPointe: Making career decisions fast and slow

Career decisions can be difficult but we can make them even worse if we don’t keep our biases in check.

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