Wednesday, 16 December 2009


Welcome to Design Factory!

An interdisciplinary product design and learning hub. Uniting students, teachers, researchers and industry. Design Factory is an experimental platform of Aalto University, started in Autumn 2008. The Factory is a constantly developing physical, social and mental environment, aiming to support interdisciplinary and international co-operation between parties interested in design and development. Located in Otaniemi, the Design Factory building hosts a number of courses, research projects and start-up companies, as well as some short-term co-operation projects. You are welcome to join us. The best way to do so is to come and visit (see here)

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

New Aalto University in Finland - Where science and art meet technology and business

No dia 13 de Novembro, a sala B016 da FEUP irĂ¡ acolher a palestra "New Aalto University in Finland - Where science and art meet technology and business", realizada por Tapio Yli-Viikari, vice-reitor da Escola de Design, da TaiK - Taideteollinen korkeakoulu - University of Art and Design Helsinki UIAH.

"New Aalto University in Finland - Where science and art meet technology and business"

"Architect and designer Alvar Aalto (1898 - 1976) has been the inspiration to new multidisciplinary institution of education and innovation in Finland.
Aalto University is a newly created university resulting from the merger of three Finnish universities the Helsinki School of Economics (founded 1911), the University of Art and Design (founded 1871) and the Helsinki University of Technology (founded 1849) all leading and renowned institutions in their respective fields and in their own right. Aalto University will begin operating in January 2010, and open up a new world of possibilities for multidisciplinary education and research.
The great challenges of our time are the issues of global economy and environment, and the need of a new culture of innovations create the conditions to launch this project. Aalto University is to be one of the leading institutions in the world in terms of research and education in its own specialised disciplines by 2020."