News: Archive 2012
15.03.2012 March will see the start of an Aalto University project in which students will design a residential area based on energy efficient wooden houses in Helsinki. The NEPTUNE Network will bring together multidisciplinary research and students from different parts of Europe for the “Design for Living Environment, From Micro to Macro” event organised 9 – 17 March 2012.
11.04.2012 The Aalto University Alumni Relations will launch a new mentoring programme for students and alumni in autumn 2012. In the programme, alumni who have already graduated from Aalto University or its predecessors will support master's degree students in matters related to working life. The mentoring programme for the academic year 2012-2013 also includes an English-speaking group aimed at international degree students.
25.04.2012 During an international students' course at Aalto University, an energy-efficient residential area was designed for Helsinki's Laajasalo. Rewarded as the best design was a work where the buildings are of pyramid shape, the courtyards are covered and the parking area is underground.
27.04.2012 Quality wine can turn to vinegar when gulped down from a plastic cup and cheap plonk sipped from a wine glass by the Eiffel Tower may seem like the most palate-pleasing experience you have ever had.
23.05.2012 A product’s packaging is not merely a protective shell it travels home from the store in. Packaging may be fun and beautiful and does not need to be taken seriously.
01.06.2012 The thesis of Maija Liiri, who is about to graduate as a Master of Science (Technology) from the School of Chemical Technology, is being presented at Masters of Aalto (MoA’12) event. In her thesis, Maija Liiri examines the properties of a new plywood product, which is claimed to be the most revolutionary innovation in the plywood industry for 30 years
04.06.2012 The right antibody enables the identification of markers indicating a possible disease in a blood or urine sample, for example. This way, the patient can receive treatment as quickly as possible. Henri Arola, who graduated from the Aalto University as Master of Science (Technology), developed in his Master’s thesis new and promising antibodies that can be used in the diagnostics of thyroid hormones and catecholamines.
Advances in Biorefineries -doctoral course provided an understanding of the supply and characteristics of lignocellulosic biomass
04.09.2012 This week, 161 new Finnish students are beginning their studies at the School of Chemical Technology. In addition, the school has today welcomed about 70 foreign students to the Aalto community. Foreign students have come to the school as exchange students (about 40) or as degree students to attend the school’s master’s and Erasmus Mundus programmes.
19.09.2012 Aalto University School of Chemical Technology is part of the new Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctoral Programme, which is funded by the European Commission. The programme is unique among Finnish universities.
The first Master of Science in Bioproduct Technology: ‘Sustainable solutions can be found in nature.’
30.10.2012 Martin Häggblom is the first Master of Science (Tech.) graduating from Aalto University’s Master’s Programme in Bioproduct Technology. He is proud of his degree, and justifiably so. After studying hard, he has become an all-round expert on renewable resources who is in great demand on the labour market.
05.11.2012 Laboratory work is an essential part of the studies of any chemistry student. However, there are many things that cannot be done due to the limitations posed by existing facilities or equipment. These include experiments conducted on living viruses in biotechnology, as the risk of contamination for people and facilities would be too great. In a virtual laboratory, however, this and many other things are fully possible.
22.11.2012 On Tuesday afternoon, 20th of November, the Design Factory Stage was teeming with enthusiastic and excited first-year students. The students were putting themselves in the shoes of scientists, using posters they had created to showcase research conducted at the School of Chemical Technology while the crowd milled around asking questions.