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

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.

Musta aukko

Joni Tammi: Mustat aukot - avaruuden ikuiset mysteerit

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

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.

Emma-Riikka Myllymäki

Emma-Riikka Myllymäki: Why company reporting needs to be excellent

By producing high-quality reports on their business and sustainability impacts, companies build trust and aid stakeholder decision-making.

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

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Etämonitorointia ja huolenpitoa - Risto Soila

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

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.

Lauri

Introvert's guide to networking

Networking is a concept that gets a bad rap, and for a good reason.

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

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.

Blog posts

The Curious Case of a Time Travelling Letter

Have you ever received a letter that travelled in time to reach you? If not find out how our squad member got such a letter and what it said

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How to start your own Aalto blog

Easy instructions on how to get going with your own blog at ourblogs.aalto.fi

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Blog images

Instructions for choosing blog images

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Blog guidance

If you don’t know how to blog about your research, here are some topic templates and questions that you can answer in your blog.

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Miten tulevaisuudessa liikutaan?

Liikenteen digimurrosta ovat pohtimassa LVM:n Maria Rautavirta, MaaS Globalin Sampo Hietanen ja toimittaja Senja Larsen.

Students of Aalto, Shuangyi from China, Master’s Programme in Management and International Business

It introduces Shuangyi’s experience of how she came to Aalto and the exciting moments when studying in Business School and living in Finland

Podcastia äänittämässä Eija Warma-Lehtinen, William von der Pahlen, Robin Gustafsson ja Cristina Andersson.

Miten data, alustatalous ja tekoäly muokkaavat yhteiskuntaa?

Alustatalouden faktat ja myytit -podcastin vieraina asianajaja Eija Warma-Lehtinen ja tietokirjailija Cristina Andersson.

Svitlana in the Aalto library

Students of Aalto, Svitlana from Ukraine, Master’s Programme in Security and Cloud Computing (SECCLO) (Erasmus Mundus)

My name is Svitlana - a Master's student in Security and Cloud Computing. Let me share my journey of becoming an Aalto student with you.

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Lockdown is coming, but so is spring!

As lockdown starts, snow melts. Here a student gives some ideas on how to keep yourself entertained while social distancing during spring.

Iäkkäiden sairaanhoidollisten palveluiden uudistaminen - Maaret Castrén

Arvokas vanhuus ja mahdollisuus yksilöllisiin valintoihin. Palveluihin enemmän vaihtoehtoja, ja vaikuttavuutta.

Annachiara Korchmaros

My career as a mathematician

Annachiara Korchmaros tells us about her work applying mathematics to issues in neuroscience and genetics

Svitlana in her learning environment

Tips and tricks in online learning

In this blog post, two students shares their tips and tricks in the usage of online learning platforms.

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