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12
May

Otaniemi’s shopping centre under renovation

Known as Otaniemi’s old shopping centre and designed by Alvar Aalto, the renovation began in March 2020 on Aalto University’s campus.

Renovation of the shopping centre on Aalto University’s campus in Otaniemi began in March 2020. The work is scheduled for completion in May 2021. The building, completed in 1961, […]

07
May

Startup hub A Grid grew to a community of 150 startups and partners

From 3D printers and AI platforms to safer bone surgery and battling food waste, A Grid has created a unique startup community on Aalto University’s campus in Otaniemi.

Upon opening in February 2018, Aalto University’s startup hub A Grid (Otakaari 5) had some 40 tenants. Previously, the building used to […]

20
April

Thieves in Otaniemi – eyewitnesses needed

Copper thieves have been busy in the Otaniemi area during April. Copper has been stolen on several occasions and the thieves have been caught on cameras, but they have not yet been apprehended. We are looking for eyewitnesses.

Copper has been stolen on several occasions at the Aalto University campus […]

18
April

Updated information – remote teaching and working to continue until 13 May

Dear Aalto community member,

According to guidelines by the Finnish Government, remote teaching at Aalto University will continue until 13 May 2020. In addition, we will continue to work remotely until 13 May 2020. With this decision, we want to do our best to ensure the health and safety of […]

18
March

Updated information on the effects of coronavirus on activities at Aalto University

Dear Aalto community member,

In accordance with the guidelines given by the Finnish Government, Aalto University pauses all contact teaching. Our facilities are not available for teaching at least until 13 April 2020. Based on our previous guidelines, employees are now expected to work remotely.

Therefore, also the buildings in which the […]

11
March

New sauna space Laude opens in startup hub A Grid

Otaniemi’s new public sauna, Laude, will be opened on the Aalto University Otaniemi campus. The 125 sqm sauna facility, located in startup community A Grid, has been renovated during the past year and opens during the spring 2020.

The sauna is rented out for private use and there are also […]

19
February

Pricing principle for charging electric cars to change

The pricing principle for the charging of electric cars on campus will change on Friday, February 28 at 16.00 (4:00 pm). Instead of the previously used time-based charge, you will be charged based on how much energy you use.

The pricing will change at the turn of February and March. […]

Ravintola VMT2
05
February

Restaurant VMT2 opens at the Circular Raw Materials Hub

Sodexo opens a new lunch restaurant, VMT2, on February 5, 2020 at the Circular Raw Materials Hub at Vuorimiehentie 2. The restaurant’s entrance is in the Kemistintie side of the building. The restaurant serves the building’s users as well as other customers in the area.

Restaurant VMT2 serves breakfast and […]

14
January

Restaurant services at Aalto University Töölö by Kanresta

The restaurant, Assembly Hall and auditorium will be operated by Kanresta Oy under the name Ravintola Töölö.

The activities of Aalto University School of Business relocated from Töölö to Otaniemi in February 2019, and the same time the former main building of the school was renamed Aalto University Töölö. Future […]

08
November

Finnish Post and Logistics Union strike will cause problems in mail delivery

Service Sector Employers Palta and the Finnish Post and Logistics Union PAU continued the collective agreement negotiations on Thursday, November 7, led by the National Conciliator. As the negotiations did not lead to a solution, the strike announced by PAU will start on Monday 11 November. The negotiations will […]