Aalto Sustainability Hub

Aalto Sustainability Hub is committed to building a sustainable society driven by innovation and entrepreneurship.

Complex sustainability challenges like climate change, loss of biodiversity and global inequality call for ground-breaking and societally impactful research. To answer these complex challenges, we provide interdisciplinary knowledge about innovative solutions and transition paths that enhance sustainable development. Our transdisciplinary ethos inspires us to co-create solution proposals together with partners from different sectors of society.

We are creating a world-class research and learning environment focused on sustainability and circular economy. Our aim is to bring new understanding of the systemic solutions needed for a sustainable future.

Aalto Sustainability Hub seminar series, fall 2018

  • Thu 11 October: SDG-afternoon with Prime Minister’s office @University of Helsinki; Aims, measures and index 

  • Wed-Thu 17-18 October: Asia days at Aalto - Tackling sustainability challenges of runaway urbanization and water shortages, ASH and Aalto Global Impact with Asian Research Networks, in Mordor, A GRID, Otakaari 5 More info and registration: click here 

  • Mon 19 November 14-16: New technologies and governance of circular economy systems. This seminar offers a look into the latest research in circular economy: metal and wood-based fibre cycles, circular business models and governance of circular systems. More info: click here

  • Thu 13 December, 14-16:  Seminar & Christmas party (topic tbc)


Strategic ideas guiding the work of Aalto Sustainability Hub


Circular economy: We see the world as interconnected systems, where human societies and nature are inextricably interlinked

Co-creation: We engage in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research, we work cross disciplinary boundaries and beyond the academia, with partners from different sectors of society

Campus as living lab: We experiment our sustainability research with our immediate surroundings, Aalto University campus

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