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

Docent Paavo Penttilä

Röntgensäde vie puusoluseinän sisään

Puun mahdollisuudet uusiutuvana raaka-aineena ovat valtavat.

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Enabling comments on your blog post

Learn how to activate and moderate the comment section on a blog post

Career Design Lab

Kirsi LaPointe: If your career was a cake, what would be the recipe?

Narratives provide recipes for careers, but we rarely consider whether the cake is worth eating.

Alustatalouden faktat ja myytit Jakso 7 Kimmo Karhu Robin Gustafsson.

Miten alustataloudella luodaan toimivampia kaupunkeja?

Vieraina yrittäjä Pauliina Seppälä ja tiedolla johtamisen päällikkö Kimmo Karhu Helsingin kaupungilta.

Some useful mobile apps that the international students can utilize to navigate the new journey in Aalto and in Finland

Check out some useful apps and digital tools that international students can utilize to navigate the new journey at Aalto and in Finland.

My Experience from Aalto University’s Mentoring Programme

Saad shares his review of Aalto Mentoring Programme and what did he learn from his mentor during remote sessions.

Timo Viherkenttä

Ovatko eläkevarojemme sijoittajat toistaitoisia?

Suomalaisten eläkerahastojen tuotot ovat joissakin vertailuissa jääneet ulkomaisista verrokeista. Onko jossain vikaa ja jos niin missä?

My favorite course I took at CHEM

I will tell you about a course I have found interesting during my studies called ‘Design meets biomaterials’ that is a part of CHEMARTS.

Havaintoja akuutin hoidon kysynnästä - Paulus Torkki, Perttu Kontunen, Erik Haapatalo

Kirjallisuuskatsauksen tulokset yli- ja alikysynnästä paljastavat viisi mielenkiintoista seikkaa.

Flags of USA, China and Europe

Onko Eurooppa häviämässä alustataloussodan Kiinalle ja USA:lle?

Vieraina F-Securen perustaja Risto Siilasmaa sekä ETLAn tutkija Timo Seppälä.

Otaniemi Campus dressed in Winter

A Farewell to Winter, an Ode to Snow

A snow appreciation post. Remembering the magnificent start of 2021 when Espoo and Helsinki where dressed in winter for three month.

Ewald Kibler

Ewald Kibler: Starting a business at a mature age can make individuals better off

Late-career transitions to entrepreneurship can improve ‘older’ people’s quality of life.

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