How quantum knots untie

After first reporting the existence of quantum knots in 2016, Aalto University and Amherst College (USA) researchers now report how the knots untie.

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Science and Research

Risk assessment of cardiovascular diseases for all citizens

Andrea Ganna wants to establish a nationwide, personalised risk assessment of cardiovascular diseases as foundation for planning public health interventions. The assessment utilizes artificial intelligence and health, demographic and genetic information of the citizens.

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Science and Research

Korkeakoulujen KOTA-seminaarissa esillä korkeakoulutuksen tiedolla johtaminen ja visiotyö

Opetus- ja kulttuuriministeriön järjesti korkeakoulujen vuotuisen KOTA-seminaarin Lahdessa 27.–28.8.2019, Lahden ammattikorkeakoulun isännöimänä. Tapahtuma oli suunnattu korkeakoulujen tavoite- ja tulosohjausprosessista, korkeakoulujen tietohallinnosta sekä viranomaistiedonkeruusta vastaaville tahoille.

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Education and Studies
Knowledge Management

Lifelong Learning to Make Finnish Workforce World's Most Competent

SuomiAreena focused on innovation and the competences needed by the workforce of the future. Speakers highlighted future challenges related to competence and education in the context of the labor market, the competitiveness of the Finnish economy, and the demands of changing working environments and new skills. Many panelists saw the development of the lifelong learning model as a key factor with regard to the need to match the demand for labor with available skills in a flexible manner, and create personal learning paths for each individual learner.

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Education and Studies
Knowledge Management

EuroHPC highlights Finnish know-how, increases Finnish research prospects and enables more expert resources for science and business innovations

This article presents some of the key aspects pointed out of EuroHPC benefits and expectations in interviews with Jyrki Katainen, Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner responsible for the EU's employment, growth, investments and competitiveness, Jaakko Hirvola, CEO of Technology Industries of Finland, Ilkka Niemelä, President of Aalto University and Kimmo Koski, Managing Director of CSC.

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Education and Studies
Science and Research

Ninth call for applications for the HPC-Europa3 is open: opportunity recommended by previous visitors for an international research cooperation

The ninth call for applications is open for the HPC-Europa3 Transnational Access programme. The program funds research visits to nine European countries. The experiences of previous seasons' visitors have been positive: according to a recent survey, the visitors are satisfied or more than satisfied with the benefits provided by their visit, and they would recommend the program to their research colleagues.

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Education and Studies
Science and Research

The digital leap of higher education institutions builds on a shared vision – time to ensure a common path

In May, a two-day seminar on the evolving digital service environment for higher education institutions brought together approximately 250 higher education experts. The aim of the seminar was to promote the vision for higher education and research in 2030, and its crosscutting themes were interoperability and joint reference architecture work. The challenges related to the harmonization of the digital service environment were one of the central themes addressed during the seminar.

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Education and Studies

Learning analytics must be developed in collaboration with the international community – webinar examined the field of learning analytics in Finland and abroad

Using learning analytics attracts more interest than ever before. The data collected from the learning process is available through analytical means and can be used to support self-regulation in learning and knowledge management, for example. Learning analytics can be used to detect and solve problems in the organization of teaching and to prevent dropping out of studies. A large number of projects are under way, and joint operating models are being sought both nationally and internationally, for example, for the ethical use of data.

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Education and Studies

Researchers from the University of Jyväskylä and Xiamen University discover how a nanocatalyst operates at the atomic level

Researchers from the Nanoscience Center at the University of Jyväskylä in Finland and Xiamen University in China have discovered how nano-scale copper particles, whose atomic structure is known in detail, operate during the modification of carbon–oxygen bonds. The results have given hope that an efficient and affordable copper-based catalysts can be developed in the future.

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Science and Research

The network that linked Finland to internet is updating: digitalizing routines at higher education institutions rely increasingly on a reliable high-speed network

Even though the road taken by the Finnish University and Research Network (Funet) has been bumpy at times, its formation and development can be considered a Finnish success story.

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Software, Hardware and Networks
Education and Studies

Vision 2030 for Higher Education and Research paves the way for development programs

The Ministry of Education and Culture published a roadmap for implementing the 2030 vision for higher education and research in early 2019. The objective of the higher education vision is to increase the level of education, opportunities for continuous learning in higher education and the intensiveness of Finnish research and development.

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Education and Studies

The mission: the personal data of 17 000 students is under a threat – crisis management team takes action

The situation is dreadful, to say the least. A data leakage has been detected in a database of the distinguished, fictive University of Guilder, containing health-related information. The situation may have horrific effects on both student privacy and the university's reputation.

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Education and Studies

Practicing prepares for crisis situations – what do the information security managers advise for worst-case scenario

The situation is critical. The health data of over 17,000 students has leaked online. Journalists and students demand a response from the university to explain how this has happened and what will be done to make sure it does not happen ever again in the future.

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Education and Studies

Restoring the honour of science and education

The importance of scientific knowledge, open science and continuous learning were addressed at the "Openness - The Lodestar of Europe" election panel.

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Education and Studies
Science and Research

Open learning materials, a clever identification method facilitating flexible learning paths and electronic assessment aroused interest

The Interactive Technology in Education and Training event was organized for the 30th time. This year, CSC participated in the event organized at Aulanko in Hämeenlinna by presenting three services: an open learning materials service, the MPASSid identification solution and the EXAM electronic exam.

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Education and Studies

CSC:n hallitusohjelmatavoitteet: tehdään Suomesta datakeskusten ja -liikenteen solmukohta

Viimeisenä teemana CSC:n hallitusohjelmatavoitteista käsitellään datakeskuksia: kuinka Suomesta tehdään tutkimuksen ja tuotekehityksen yhdistävä globaali dataliikenteen solmukohta?

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Software, Hardware and Networks
Science and Research

CSC:n hallitusohjelmatavoitteet: tehdään Suomesta modernin oppimisen edelläkävijä

CSC:n hallitusohjelmatavoitteista käsitellään tällä viikolla jatkuvaa oppimista.

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Education and Studies
Science and Research

CSC:n hallitusohjelmatavoitteet: Suomi tekoälyn edelläkävijäksi

CSC:n hallitusohjelmatavoitteista käsitellään tällä viikolla datastrategiaa ja tekoälyä.

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Education and Studies
Science and Research

Kvanttifyysikot onnistuivat energian häviöiden ja siirtymien hallinnassa

Aalto-yliopiston ja Oulun yliopiston tutkijoiden kehittämä kvanttipiirijäähdytin mahdollistaa energian häviöiden hallinnan kvanttilaitteissa. Tätä tarvitaan tulevaisuuden kvanttitietokoneiden rakentamisessa.

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Science and Research

CSC:n hallitusohjelmatavoitteet: investointeja TKI-toimintaan ja tutkimusympäristöihin

CSC:n hallitusohjelmatavoitteiden neljästä kärkiteemasta esitellään tällä viikolla ensimmäistä teemaa: tutkimusympäristöjä.

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Education and Studies
Science and Research