Otaniemi Campus Tours
On Thursday 20 November 2014, Aalto University organise two Otaniemi campus tours, run in parallel, based on the thematic of the Award Prizes attributed during the World Cultural Council Award Ceremony: Education & Science.
The Education Tour starts from Dipoli at 9.00. Dipoli is the traditional student house in Otaniemi, built in the 1960s. Four selected locations are part of the tour, showcasing some of the most innovative learning environments at Aalto University:
Design Factory. Design Factory is a symbiosis of state-of-the-art conceptual thinking and cross-disciplinary hands-on doing. It leads the way towards a paradigm shift in education and business by providing a constantly developing collaboration environment for students, researchers and businesses.
“Bachelor Building” and the HUB area, which includes the IT Services, the Learning Services, as well as lecture room A, spaces for group work and the “resting” area. At the HUB, we will see a short presentation about our Student Union, AYY.
An introduction to the digital world and 3D printing, ADDLAB (Aalto Digital Design Laboratory). The visit to ADDLAB will also include a coffee break.
LUMA Centre. The mission of LUMA is to inspire and motivate children and youth to study mathematics, natural sciences and technology through the latest tools and methods of science and technology education.
The Science Tour also begins from Dipoli at 9.00. Four locations, which represent Aalto University at the forefront of science, have been chosen:
Micronova Nanofabrication Cleanroom. Micronova is Finland's National Research Infrastructure for micro- and nanotechnology, jointly run by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Aalto University. Its mission is to develop innovative, enabling technologies, and to apply these in practical micro- and nanosystems.
Water and Environmental Engineering Research Group. The topic there is ‘Water issues from the local to the global level’. During the visit, you will get answers to some fundamental questions such as: Do we have enough water to eat? Where do the pharmaceuticals we consume end up?
The Nanomicroscopy Center and O.V. Lounasmaa Laboratory (OVLL). The Nanomicroscopy Centerhouses various high-resolution microscopes such as transmission electron and scanning electron microscopes, high-resolution surface imaging equipment and versatile x-ray dispersion apparatus. They are used for imaging as well as for the examination of soft materials, biological specimens and hard materials. O.V. Lounasmaa Laboratory is one of the research flagships of Aalto University. Its research and education are centred on physics from 1 Kelvin down to the very lowest temperatures (Low Temperature Laboratory, LTL) and on non-invasive studies of human brain function (Brain Research Unit, BRU). The visit to the O.V. Lounasmaa Laboratory also includes a coffee break.
CHEMARTS. The aim of CHEMARTS has been to create new concepts for bioeconomy by combining design, brand thinking and natural materials science. The core of the project has been formed by student projects, which have generated several different concepts: colour changing textiles, luxury brands within Finnish cellulose and using recyclable clothes as material for 3D-printed new products.
Campus Tours are free of charge.
Read more about the events and see full program wcc.aalto.fi