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Aalto’s High-level Expertise Active in Haiti's Reconstruction

21.11.2014 The World Cultural Council (WCC) gave Research Manager Matti Kuittinen a Special Recognition Award for his pioneering work on decreasing the carbon footprint of construction and for his leadership of humanitarian projects. Besides the academic world, Kuittinen is also familiar with the chaotic conditions of the world’s crisis hotspots.

Albert Einstein award presented to cell communication researcher

18.11.2014 The awards ceremony kicked off the Academic Summit at Aalto University.

Helsingin Sanomat Literature Prize goes to Pajtim Statovci

14.11.2014 The Helsingin Sanomat Literature Prize has been won by Pajtim Statovci for his debut novel Kissani Jugoslavia (My Cat Yugoslavia).

Smart fabrics to Brussels

10.11.2014 Smart fabrics such as wearable electronics and e-textiles will be showcased at European Parliament in Brussels 17 -21 November.

Developing new uses and meanings leads to fresh innovations

28.10.2014 Finland's future is built not only on technological innovation, but also the ability to see things differently.

Designer fascinated by birch fibre

13.10.2014 Eveliina Netti used Ioncell developed at Aalto University to make a bow tie and handkerchief for men who appreciate ecology and a playful style.

Guggenheim jury members Juan Herreros and Mark Whigley to give open lectures

09.10.2014 Aalto University and the Guggenheim Foundation`s supplementary programme continues with the open lectures to be given by the jury members Juan Herreros and Mark Wigley.

A new Finnish educational game is set to take this year's Frankfurt Book Fair by storm

07.10.2014 German school pupils are set to be inspired by Finnish culture thanks to the FINNLAND.HOT. game being showcased at this year's Frankfurt Book Fair.

E as in education. W as in word.

07.10.2014 The visual identity designed by the students opens Finland and ‘Finnishness’ up on the basis of the alphabet. The venue for this is the world’s most important event in the field of books and literature – the Frankfurt Book Fair.

Book Fair pavilion brings Finns together in Frankfurt

07.10.2014 This year, the theme of the world's largest book and media fair is Finland. The pavilion that serves as a home base for the Finnish exhibitors has been designed by Aalto University students. Aalto is also one of the publishers on display at this year's Frankfurt Book Fair.

Aalto University visibly present at Frankfurt Book Fair

07.10.2014 Teaching innovations, graphic expertise, spatial design, art and literature…Aalto University is involved in implementing Finland’s largest cultural export project of all times.

Promoting more inclusive education through art education

01.10.2014 In the 1920s, music and pictorial art merged in teaching methods of art education. This old, but avant-garde tradition could be utilised in today's art education as well.

Yrjö Sotamaa receives a Chinese Friendship Award

29.09.2014 Professor Emeritus Yrjö Sotamaa has received today the Chinese Government Friendship Award from the Chinese Vice Premier Ma Kai.

Finnish student’s fashion collections in Paris

25.09.2014 Now in September 2014 Aalto University presents a selection of its MA and BA collections in a showroom space during Paris fashion week in co-operation with the Pre Helsinki organization.

Long-serving and highly respected Professor of Film History Peter von Bagh has passed away

22.09.2014 Professor Peter von Bagh passed away on Wednesday 17 September after a long illness.

Guggenheim series of public lectures begins

19.09.2014 Aalto University and the Guggenheim Foundation's architectural events will begin with a series of public lectures on 24 September and 30 October.

Sound makes a difference to the film viewing experience

16.09.2014 Watching a film is an all-encompassing experience in which sound plays a larger role than we realise, according to the findings of the first doctoral research in the field of sound design.

Two decades of new media

16.09.2014 Aalto University Media Lab Helsinki has been providing the labour market with top experts for 20 years already.


11.09.2014 On display at the ArtHelsinki fair, the interactive ART IS installation created by students at Aalto University invites you to exchange ideas and opinions about art.

Aalto University's Habitare exhibit focuses on food and catering equipment

11.09.2014 Carried out in partnership with Savo Oy, the CounterCulture project concentrates on product development.

PILVI and VIIVY receive honourable mentions in the May Day design competition

10.09.2014 Laura Tuorila's Pilvi ('Cloud'), made out of plastic bags, and fellow Aalto University students Johanna Brummer and Heini-Emilia Saari's Viivy ('Linger'), with its playful use of light and shade, all received honourable mentions in this year's design competition at the Habitare Furniture and Interior Decoration Design Fair.

Guggenheim supplementary programme focuses on museum architecture of the future

05.09.2014 The Guggenheim Helsinki Architectural Competition provides an opportunity for presenting new ideas. Aalto University is organising supplementary programme in cooperation with the Guggenheim Foundation.

Press Play combines architecture, algorithms and kinematics into a live LEGO installation

03.09.2014 A group of Aalto University`s students in architecture and engineering have studied algorithms and harnessed them for specific purposes using LEGO bricks.

Aalto a visible participant at Helsinki Design Week

03.09.2014 Helsinki Design Week begins on Thursday 4 September, with the efforts of Aalto University contributors on display in many forms around the city. The contributors can't wait to introduce you to their projects!

The Aalto Act of the Year Award to CHEMARTS project

02.09.2014 Professors Tapani Vuorinen and Pirjo Kääriäinen were awarded at the Opening of the Academic Year 2.9.2014.

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