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LUMI brings new possibilities for social sciences

A huge increase in the amount of data has brought computational methods also to other branches of science, including human sciences, as the digitalisation of society changes research conducted in social sciences. EuroHPC’s new, extremely powerful supercomputer LUMI and its ecosystem will support the development of social sciences and help researchers to benefit from the possibilities that LUMI’s computation capabilities and data management environment offers.

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Science and Research

Artificial intelligence detects and grades prostate cancer nearly without error

Researchers from the University of Tampere and Karolinska Institute in Stockholm trained artificial intelligence to diagnose and grade prostate cancer. The artificial intelligence system could correctly identify biopsies containing cancer nearly without error.

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Science and Research

Experiments and simulations provide atomistic insights into the structure of a key bioenergetic protein

Researchers from Finland and Germany have investigated experimentally and computationally the structure of a key enzyme, the respiratory complex I, and found an important substrate molecule bound to the protein cavity.

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Science and Research

LUMI will be here in one year

When the operations of LUMI will start in the beginning of 2021, LUMI will be one of the most competitive supercomputers in the world. The design philosophy for LUMI was to create a platform which make the use of AI, especially deep learning, and traditional large scale simulations combined with massive scale data analytics possible in solving one research problem.

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Software, Hardware and Networks
Science and Research

Katse asiointikokemukseen! Digisfäärin esipäivässä kehitettiin oppijan ja tutkijan polkuja

Digisfäärin alla Aalto-yliopiston ja CSC:n yhteistyöllä toteutettu workshop-päivä kokosi koulutuksen asiantuntijoita jäsentämään, kehittämään ja rakentamaan korkeakoulujen oppijan ja tutkijan polkuja. Yli 80 ilmoittautunutta osoitti asiakaskokemuksen olevan korkeakouluille ajankohtainen aihe.

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Education and Studies

New Method of Analysis Developed by International Research Group Produces Accurate Information on the Structure of Carbon

The international research group has taken a new step forward in describing the atomic nature of carbon-based materials. Detailed information on carbon surfaces can be obtained using X-ray spectroscopy. The spectrum it produces is challenging to interpret, however, because it summarizes information from several local chemical environments of the surface. This is where computational methods provide a new alternative, whose results are easier to interpret.

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Science and Research

Three decades of supercomputers

The Finnish research community has been using computers since the Univac 1108, but the era of “supercomputers” is considered to have begun in Finland in the autumn of 1989, when the Cray X-MP was installed in the computer room of the State Computer Centre, the predecessor CSC.

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Software, Hardware and Networks

Monitoring agreements with Open Access elements: why article-level metadata are important

The Knowledge Exchange Monitoring Open Access task and finish group has undertaken research on agreements with OA elements set between consortia from KE countries and major publishers between 2016 and early 2019.

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Columns

Using digital tools to enable lifelong learning – alternatives identified by Compleap presented in final seminar of the project

The EU project Compleap has been developing new digital solutions for supporting the lifelong learning of citizens over the past two years. The topic is particularly topical in the educational sector and society in general . The results of the project were presented on Monday 14 October, the opening day of the European Vocational Skills Week, which is one of the side events of Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union, in Helsinki.

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Ductile glass won't break

An international research team succeeded in creating ductile glass, which will not break as normal glass does, but rather flex and stretch. In simulations, researchers found that the movement of atoms - viscous creep at the atomic level - explains how the glass can deform without fracturing.

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Science and Research

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

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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Education and Studies
Software, Hardware and Networks

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