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.

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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.

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

Timo Viherkenttä

Oven oveluus

Osittainen varhennettu vanhuuseläke, "ove", tuo eläkejärjestelmään valinnanvapautta. Saatavat kokemukset näyttävät, onko ove onnistunut.

Miksi kroonisten potilaiden hoito katkeaa ja mitä asialle voidaan tehdä? - Anu Vehkamäki

Kroonisten vatsapotilaiden hoidon katkeilu on monimutkaisen prosessin tulos, mutta ongelmien lähteet voidaan rajata ja kartoittaa.

Living in Finland: private and student accommodation

This is my experience renting an apartment in Finland and applying to student accommodation – all during the pandemic.

Graduation party

Kyunghyun Cho: It’s time to give back to Aalto community

Aalto University has given me so much, both for my career and life in general. This is a chance for me to give back.

Musta aukko

Joni Tammi: Mustat aukot - avaruuden ikuiset mysteerit

Mustat aukot ovat siinä mielessä kiitollisia tutkimuskohteita, että niistä ei ehkä koskaan pystytä tietämään kaikkea.

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Etämonitorointia ja huolenpitoa - Risto Soila

Virtuaalinen hoidonohjaamo ja Beat2Phone ECG - palvelu tarjoavat reaaliaikaista dataa sydämestä sekä käyttäjälleen että lääkärille.

Career Design Lab -piirroskuva

Kirsi LaPointe: One life, many purposes

Although science may never discover the purpose of life, it has discovered the importance of purpose for humans.

The most photo worthy spots at Aalto University, in Espoo and Helsinki part 3

Madina and Kasia invite you for a photogenic journey around Helsinki and Espoo for the third and last time!

Cruise ship

Engineering science makes ships lighter and more environmentally friendly

With innovative structures and materials, we can reduce cruise ship’s hull weight by 20%.

Say WAT? - Water and Environmental Engineering Master’s programme impressions

One year of WAT Master’s programme in a nutshell. Hi, my name is Oana, and this is a small Intro to the courses and life as a WAT student.

Coffee with Squad: A compilation of Useful Links

I have compiled links that we share during our Coffee with Squad sessions. These will help new students and applicants integrate at Aalto.

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