The CEMS Application period for the MIM year 2012/2013 is open

CEMS Master’s in International Management (CEMS MIM) has now been opened up to all Master’s degree students in Aalto Universitythe CEMS Application period for the MIM year 2012/2013 is open!

If you are an Aalto Master’s level student or will become one by September 2012, and you want to the skills and networks to be one of the next generation of global managers, then apply to CEMS at Aalto. Ranked by the Financial Times as the world’s 2nd best Master’s in Management programme, CEMS offers Aalto students unparalleled access to 27 of the best business schools and over 70 of the largest Multinational and most successful companies (see here: http://www.cems.org/corporate-partners ).

Students from all Schools in Aalto can apply to CEMS MIM 2012/2013 according to the current application procedure and model of the CEMS MIM program. The CEMS MIM entry requirements, among others, are 60 ECTS of business studies.

The application information session will be on Monday the 16th of January between 10:00 and 12:00 in room AE107 (Arkadia Building). You do not need to register, just turn up, meet the CEMS team, and learn about CEMS and how to become a CEMS student.

For more information about CEMS at Aalto and on how to apply see our webpages:

http://econ.aalto.fi/en/studies/cems_studies_at_aalto_university/

For more information about what makes CEMS special, check out the extensive CEMS programme webpages: http://www.cems.org

If you have questions about the application process please contact Jody Wren, Aalto-CEMS Programme Manager, via cems@aalto.fi.

Aalto University School of Economics is a member university of the CEMS (The Global Alliance in Management Education) network. The CEMS Master’s in International Management provides a unique blend of top-level education and professional experience for multilingual, multicultural postgraduate students. Students have the opportunity to take CEMS MIM program in addition to their MSc degree program. CEMS MIM is a one year’s specialization program (a joint degree program) in international management (see below the requirements for completing the CEMS MIM degree).

Opening hours of AYY service points at the end and the beginning of the year

Otaniemi

  • Wed, 21 Dec, 9–11am
  • Thu, 22 Dec–Mon 26 Dec CLOSED
  • Open as usual from Tue, 27 Dec
  • Fri, 6 Jan 2012, EPIPHANY, CLOSED

Töölö

  • Mon, 19 Dec 2011–Fri, 16 Jan 2012 CLOSED
  • Open as usual from Mon, 19 Jan 2012

Arabia

  • Fri, 23 Dec–Tue 27 Dec CLOSED
  • Open as usual from Wed, 28 Dec
  • Fri, 6 Jan 2012, EPIPHANY, CLOSED

Weekly Newsletter 50/2011

This is AYY’s weekly newsletter 50/2011

The weekly newsletter will have a Christmas break and return to inform Aalto members again in week 3/2012. AYY wishes everyone a merry Christmas and a happy new year 2012!

  1. Events before Christmas
  2. Opening hours of AYY service points at the end and the beginning of the year
  3. Apply for the position of a student member in the editorial council of Aino or Aate
  4. Need for money? Aino Magazine is looking for a deliverer group for the year 2012
  5. Registration for SELL2012 Games has begun
  6. FSHS physiotherapy groups in the spring of 2012
  7. FSHS penalty fee to rise from EUR 15 to EUR 25
  8. Christmas drinks of Komitu working group on Tuesday, 13 Dec

1. Events before Christmas

CHRISTMAS CONCERTS

Dominante

KYN (Academic Female Choir)

KYL (Helsinki Academic Male Choir)

Polytech Choir

2. Opening hours of AYY service points at the end and the beginning of the year

Otaniemi

  • Wed, 21 Dec, 9–11am
  • Thu, 22 Dec–Mon 26 Dec CLOSED
  • Open as usual from Tue, 27 Dec
  • Fri, 6 Jan 2012, EPIPHANY, CLOSED

Töölö

  • Mon, 19 Dec 2011–Fri, 16 Jan 2012 CLOSED
  • Open as usual from Mon, 19 Jan 2012

Arabia

  • Fri, 23 Dec–Tue 27 Dec CLOSED
  • Open as usual from Wed, 28 Dec
  • Fri, 6 Jan 2012, EPIPHANY, CLOSED

3. Apply for the position of a student member in the editorial council of Aino or Aate

Do you want to influence what AYY’s student media will look like in the future? Application for the editorial councils of Aino and Aate is ongoing! The student member’s important task is to examine media activities from the student’s point of view and report how Aate and Aino could better serve their most important target group, the students. Previous experience in the editorial council work or education in the field is not required.

Aino’s editorial council includes two student members. The editorial council will meet 1-2 times per an academic term during its two-year term.

Two student members are appointed to the editorial council of Aate. The editorial council of Aate is appointed every year and it meets a few times per an academic term.

Read more about the vacancies and send your application by 31 Jan 2011 at the address ayy.fi/stop ->other organs -> communications

4. Need for money? Aino Magazine is looking for a deliverer group for the year 2012

Is your community or association collecting funds for a trip, are you planning a big party or does your group of friends simply need some money? AYY’s student magazine Aino is distributed in Otaniemi, Töölö and Arabia. Aino will be published five times next year and compensation for the distribution is paid for each issue. Distribution should be performed within one day and a supplementary distribution to public locations in Otaniemi should be carried out after two weeks. AYY provides a van for the distribution or pays for the rental of one. A more detailed invitation for tenders and distribution locations are available at the address (in Finninsh).

Contact information and tenders: Vappu Kaarenoja (050 520 9447, vappu.kaarenoja@ayy.fi)

5. Registration for SELL2012 games has begun

SELL2012 Games will be arranged in Espoo, Otaniemi, on 17-20 May 2012. Students can register themselves or their team with the SELL contact person at their school. The details of the contact persons are available at www.sell2012.fi website.

In accordance with the principles of SELL Games, the admission fee is inexpensive: €25/person/day. The fee includes the participation right to the competitions and other events, meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and the travel right for public transport in the Helsinki region during the games. Mattress accommodation can be booked separately at the price €5/person/day.

Further information at www.sell2012.fi

6. FSHS physiotherapy groups in the spring of 2012

A variety of physical therapy groups will be arranged at FSHS Töölö in the spring of 2012. You can sign up for neck-back exercise group, relaxation group, posture group, exercise stress away course or muscle maintenance course. Groups are free of charge and the main language is Finnish.

Further information and group schedules.

Binding registrations from 2 Jan 2012 onwards to the advice phone of physiotherapy 046 710 1503, Mon–Fri, 11am–12noon. The fee for uncancelled appointment is 25€/one session. Cancellations must be made to the same number or online at www.yths.fi no later than 12noon on the previous day!

7. FSHS penalty fee to rise from EUR 15 to EUR 25

The Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS) increases the penalty fee for students who do not cancel and do not arrive at their appointment from 15 to 25 euros starting from 1 January 2012.

8. Christmas drinks of Komitu working group on Tuesday, 13 Dec

You are cordially welcome to have a Christmas drink with Komitu working group consisting of students of Architecture at the villa of the Museum of Finnish Architecture in Kaivopuisto Park (address Puistokatu 4) on Tuesday, 13 Dec, 6pm-8pm. You can also hear about the youth centre that will be constructed in Cambodia next spring. Aalto Social Impact and Aidbrella also take part in the event.

Christmas drinks and snacks are provided!

The event on facebook.

and on blogs:

http://komitu.blogspot.com/2011/12/warm-welcome-to-komitus-christmas-glogg.html
http://aaltosi.org/2011/12/christmas-party-for-kumitu-youth-center.html

Weekly Newsletter 49/2011

This is AYY’s weekly newsletter 49/2011

The weekly newsletter will be published next week (week 50) for the last time this year. The first weekly newsletter of 2012 will be published on week 3, 16 Jan. The last association newsletter will be published this week (week 49) and it will come back from the Christmas break on week 3/2012. Have a nice December!

  1. This week’s events
  2. The Student Union Board appointed for the year 2012 – Voitto Kangas appointed as the Chair
  3. SporttiSmökki will blow your socks off on 7 Dec
  4. AYY Farewell Party
  5. REMINDER: Give feedback about Aalto and win prizes!
  6. Tools for anxious situations workshop
  7. Apply for student exchange in Vietnam or Nepal for the autumn of 2012!
  8. Bit Bang Seminar on Future of Internet, register latest on 9 Dec 2011
  9. Aino Studia Generalia – Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development
  10. Students’ Finnish Championships in Athletics in Kuopio on 18 Jan

1. This week’s events

2. Student Union Board appointed for the year 2012 – Voitto Kangas appointed as the chair

The Representative Council of Aalto University Student Union (AYY) appointed the new Student Union Board at its meeting on Wednesday, 30 November. Student of Economics Voitto Kangas (23) was appointed as the chair of the Board. Kangas has previously acted in the AYY Board 2011 where his areas of responsibility included Aalto community as well as cultural and organisational affairs.

Nine (9) other members were also appointed to AYY Board. They are:

  • Pilvi Hussi Age: 21, Aalto TAIK, Glass and Ceramics Design
  • Anna af Hällström Age: 24, Aalto ENG, Architecture
  • Lauri Ikonen Age: 23, Aalto SCI, Industrial Engineering and Management
  • Jani Kalasniemi Age: 25, Aalto ENG, Engineering Design and Production
  • Noora Lehtovaara Age: 25, Aalto ENG, Architecture
  • Roope Nortia Age: 23, Aalto SCI, Computer Science and Engineering
  • Eetu Pursiainen Age: 24, Aalto SCI, Engineering Physics and Mathematics
  • Kati Penttinen Age: 22, Aalto ELEC, Bioinformation Technology
  • Juho Salmi Age: 23, Aalto ELEC, Automation and Systems Technology

The term of the new Board will begin in January lasting one calendar year.

Further information: Chair of the Board 2012 Voitto Kangas, voitto.kangas@ayy.fi, 045 631 7689

3. SporttiSmökki will blow your socks off on 7 Dec

Want to experience the ultimate sport of Finnish table-hockey? Do you wish to overcome your friends whilst wearing in a Sumo-suit? Have you ever experienced a Sauna-village? Who is Aleksi Airinen?

SporttiSmökki answers all your questions, and likely a thing or two about the meaning of life. The event is thrown by Aalto-Liike, the Sports Section of Aalto University Student Union, AYY.

The event consists of competitions, performances and sporty activities. Be sure to check out the timetable for more detailed information. Fabulous prices await – do not linger! This time you can rest assured, that the prices indeed are spectacular!

Check out more info

At Smökki, Jämeräntaival 4, 7.12. at 18:00-23:00

4. AYY Farewell Party

The AYY International Section 2011 has one more event to offer you!

Some of you are leaving Finland soon. The exams are coming but there is still time for one more party. Come to Smökki to bid some of those farewells, to learn about Christmas time in Finland and Finnish food and just to have fun!

The entrance to the party costs 3 euros. One cup of the traditional Christmas drink, glögi, and lots of fun activities and education is included. More glögi and traditional foods can be bought for a very reasonable price.

Bring a gift worth 2-3 euros with you and you will get one from Santa!

  • What? AYY Farewell Party
  • When? 9 Dec @ 7pm-00:30am
  • Where? In Smökki, Jämeräntaival 4
  • Non-compulsory dress code? Christmassy :)
  • FB link

5. REMINDER: Give feedback about your experience at Aalto and win prizes!

If you already participated in the International Student Barometer, thank you!

If you have not yet filled out the International Student Barometer, you still have time! The survey is open until 9 December 2011. Please check your inbox for a message with the link to the survey (Subject: ‘Give feedback on Aalto and win prizes’), and have your say – which could win you one of the following: €1,000 cash or donation to charity, iPad 2, Canon IXUS 220 camera, iPod nano, or movie tickets.

This is your opportunity to tell Aalto what’s working, what’s frustrating and what you think of your university experience to date.

The survey forms part of a wider ongoing study and is independently administered for the University by the International Graduate Insight Group (i-graduate.org).

Last year, Aalto University conducted the International Student Barometer for the first time, along with many other Finnish universities. For an update on the results, please visit Aalto’s ‘Into’ website > ‘About Aalto’.

6. ‘Tools for anxious situations’ workshop

In the spring of 2012, ‘tools for anxious situations’ workshop is organised for the undergraduate and graduate students of Aalto University. The workshop is intended for students whose anxiety affects their studies and who would like to find tools for coping with anxiety. There are many types of anxiety, one is nervous to perform, the other fears social situations and one might be anxious about something else. The workshop provides an opportunity to handle different situations and anxiety in general – usually from the participants’ own starting points. The methods include discussion and exercises done alone and together. The workshops are led by Study Psychologists Minna Nevala and Paula Venäläinen

The workshop meetings will take place on Fridays, 27 Jan-2 March, 10am-12noon in Otaniemi, Innopoli 2 (Tekniikantie 14). Please sign up by email no later than 13 Jan opintopsykologi(at)aalto.fi.

The workshop is arranged in Finnish.

Further information and registration instructions (in Finnish)

7. Apply for student exchange in Vietnam or Nepal in the autumn of 2012!

There is one student exchange position in Hanoi University of Science and Technology in Vietnam and three student exchange positions in Kathmandu University in Nepal for the studies beginning in August 2012 as part of CIMO’s North South South (NSS) project. The purpose of the project is to support and develop studies and cooperation between Europe and Asia in terms of sustainable development. The student exchange period is six months and the students who is accepted as an exchange student will receive a scholarship for studies (400 euro/month).

Application form (into.aalto.fi > oman koulun sivut > Lomakkeet > Opiskelijavaihdon hakulomake) is submitted to Helena Hietanen ( School of Electrical Engineering, Otakaari 5, I 208, helena.hietanen@aalto.fi) no later than 15 Dec 2011.

Further information on the project.

8. Bit Bang Seminar on Future of Internet, please register no later than 9 Dec 2011

  • What? Bit Bang Seminar on Future of Internet
  • When? 14 December 2011, 12noon-4.30pm
  • Where? TUAS building, auditorium AS1 (Otaniementie 17, 02150 Espoo)

Bit Bang 4, the fourth Aalto-wide and multidisciplinary post-graduate course, invites you to attend the presentations of the semester’s team work assignments. The post-graduate students have spent the autumn discussing economical, societal, governance and technological aspects of the Future of the Internet.

Come and hear what they have found out!

Please register with elina.karvonen@aalto.fi by 9 December.

Seminar programme

  • 12noon Registration and coffee
  • 12.20pm Welcoming words, Bit Bang and MIDE Leader, Professor Yrjö Neuvo
  • 12.30pm Are We All Criminals?
  • 1.15pm Back to the Future – Prediction of Incremental and Disruptive Innovations
  • 2pm Coffee
  • 2.30pm Internet Re-shaping the Democracy?
  • 3.15pm Proliferation of the Crowdsourcing Phenomenon
  • 4pm Closing, Professor Yrjö Neuvo
  • 4.30pm Seminar ends

More information about the course and the event.

9. Aino Studia Generalia – Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development

On Thursday, 8 Dec, the open lecture series Aino Studia Generalia will focus on entrepreneurship and sustainable development. The night is concluded by Aalto Studio Performance which summarises all lecture series presentations into a performance.

The speakers and topics are:

  • Professor Paula Kyrö, Aalto University, “Yrittäjyys ja ekologisesti kestävä kehitys – grow or not to grow” (”entrepreneurship and ecologically sustainable development – grow or not to grow”)
  • Erpo Heikkilä and Risto Vahanen, Earth Aid Finland, ”Kestävä yrittäjyys kriisialueiden jälleenrakennuksessa” Earth Aid Finlandin toimintamalli Haitissa (”sustainable entrepreneurship in the reconstruction of crisis areas – method of Earth Aid Finland in Haiti)
  • Researchers Vera Haataja and Steffen Farny, Aalto University, ”Yrittäjyyden kehittäminen äärimmäisessä köyhyydessä” (”development of entrepreneurship in extreme poverty”)
  • Aarni Moisala and Elena Hynninen, Aalto Studio Performance, ”Kestämätön Sukari: rikas, rakas, köyhä, varas?” (Unsustainable Sukari: rich man, poor man, beggar man, thief?”

The event will be arranged in the main building of Aalto University School of Economics (Runeberginkatu 14–16) on Thursday, 8 Dec, 5pm-7pm. The .12. klo 17–19. The evening is moderated by Design Director Anne Stenros from KONE.

Further information.

Lectures are in Finnish, free of charge and open to everyone.

10. Students’ Finnish Championships in Athletics in Kuopio, 18 Jan

@ Kuopiohalli, Kuopio, 18 Jan 2012, 11am-3pm

Students who have paid the membership fee of their student union may participate in the championships. The student card will be checked at the location. The participation right for two sports + relay). UniSport supports the participation fee against the receipts. Further information at erkki.somervuo@helsinki.fi

More information on the sports, for example, is available on the Student Union website.

Registrations no later than 10 Jan 2012 to jyrki.blom@kuopio.fi, inquiries Jyrki Blom, tel. 044 5184549 (please include your name, date of birth, sports, records).

 

Submit your Choice for the Teacher of the Year!

The Aalto University Student Union wishes to support the improvement of teaching at Aalto by recognizing distinguished teachers in the university’s various schools. The Teacher of the Year prize will be awarded to the best teachers in each school in the anniversary celebration of the Aalto University Student Union on 4 February.

The Aalto University Student Union will choose the Teachers of the Year based on the students’ nominations at https://lomake.ayy.fi/koulutuspolitiikka/teacheroftheyear2011/. When selecting the winners, we take the following criteria into consideration:

– contents of teaching
– taking students into consideration
– the suitability of methods and material used in teaching
– student guidance, also outside teaching sessions
– informing about teaching
– innovativeness in teaching

In addition to this criteria, we may consider other reasons included in the nominations, in the spirit of the purpose of this prize. So go to the address https://lomake.ayy.fi/koulutuspolitiikka/teacheroftheyear2011/ and do your share on the development of teaching at Aalto! The form will be open 7.12.2011 – 8.1.2012.