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Jokeri Light Rail laying tracks down on Maarintie

Image: Jokeri Light Rail

The installation of light rail tracks will begin on Maarintie in Otaniemi.

Rails for the Jokeri Light Rail will be installed in Otaniemi in May. The first section of the line in Otaniemi will be installed on Maarintie. After the installation of the track, other works will continue on […]


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 […]


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 […]


The Aalto community once again participates in Earth Hour

 WWF’s Earth Hour is the world’s largest climate happening. In the spirit of the event, Aalto University Campus & Real Estate, Aalto University and Aalto University Student Union encourage everyone to turn off the lights for an hour on Saturday 28 March. 

Earth Hour, the World Wildlife Fund’s annual global climate event, is […]


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 […]


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 […]


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. […]


A joint laboratory of circular economy was opened in Otaniemi

The Geological Survey of Finland, VTT and Aalto University work together with industry to develop solutions for the needs of a carbon-neutral and resource-efficient society.

The Circular Raw Materials Hub is a nationally significant strategic infrastructure assessed by the Academy of Finland. It serves a wide range of stakeholders, such […]

Ravintola VMT2

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 […]


Problem fixed –Power outage in Otaniemi area

The issue was repaired by 10 am. There was a failure in the core network, that began at 8.50 am on 21 January 2020.

A power outage in Otaniemi area affected the following buildings: Open Innovation House (Maarintie 6), Maarintie 8, CS Building (Konemiehentie 2), Otakaari 4 (K building 1), Puumiehenkuja […]