Re-thinking Design, Business and Chemical Engineering

Creative Sustainability (CS) is a joint Master's degree programme at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture, School of Business and School of Chemical Engineering. Established in 2010, the CS programme brings students from a variety of fields together, to study and work in multidisciplinary teams and create novel sustainable solutions for human, urban, industrial and business environments. The pedagogical approach is based on integrating teaching and research, problem-based learning, design thinking, blended learning and strong connections to practical outcomes. The graduates of the programme have the endeavour to understand and address systemic phenomena and wicked problems.

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CS Blog

Study-life, events, research projects, and more on the CS Blog:

A self-made Christmas ornament on a Christmas tree: a felt heart that says love.
Creative Sustainability

Ten Nonconsumerist Christmas Gifts for Those Who Already Have Everything

This is a list of ten Christmas gift ideas that don’t require purchases of any kind. They work for other occasions as well!
Sibelius monument photographed from underneath
Creative Sustainability

Do you see the blue sky? Ponderings on climate poetry

Climate change inspires literature, not only of the nonfictional kind, but also fiction and even poetry. I want to share with you some of my ponderings on a poem that struck a chord with me the first time I read it years ago and that I still keep finding more meanings in every time I come back to it.
Students on the banks of the Longinoja stream.
Creative Sustainability

Systems Thinking students visiting Longinoja

Systems Thinking 2021 course visited Longinoja, one of the most well-known streams in Finland and a very interesting area in terms of its species and related civic activity. Mikko Jalas, the teacher of the course, now shares this experience with us.
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Creative Sustainability

Ten reasons to study at Creative Sustainability

Creative Sustainability has existed as a study option for more than ten years at Aalto University. It has catered for different needs and evolved in course of time. Yet fundamental commitments remain the same. The reasons to get involved in sustainability through creativity also remain the same. Here is my list of ten good reasons to join.

Alumni stories, networks and collaborations:

Creative Sustainability Master's Programme

Creative Sustainability Alumni Stories

Where do our graduates work? Where to head after studies?

Creative Sustainability
The Test Site

Research groups and Networks

Research collaborations and networks of the Creative Sustainability Master's Programme

Creative Sustainability
Creative Sustainability The Test Site with UWAS Innovative Approach to Circular Economy course. © Abigail Garbett

The Test Site

The Test Site is a student-led network of practical sustainability at Aalto University.

Creative Sustainability

News

Aalto-yliopisto/ Unto Rautio
University Published:

An Entrepreneurial Mindset: What does it mean in teaching?

Integrate Entrepreneurial Mindset into your course and curricula with competencies drafted by Aalto Co-Educator.
Kestävyysraportointikilpailun 2022 voittajat
Cooperation, Honoured Published:

Finland’s top sustainability reports are of high quality

Stora Enso won the overall competition for the third time
Three light fixtures lit up on the ceiling of a structure, looks like three beige stripes on a black background, going across from left down corner to right upper corner.
Campus, University Published:

Good variety of ideas and questions about energy saving from the Aalto community

Our experts answer questions from the Aalto community
Sanaz Zarabi in the middle of frame with hexagonal artwork behind her.
Research & Art, Studies, University Published:

Inkjet printers and hydrogen dreams: Millennium Graduate Student winner Sanaz Zarabi Golkhatmi

Sanaz Zarabi employed a fabrication technique that promises to wildly increase the effectiveness of our renewable energy solutions. With it, she won first place in the Millennium Graduate Student Contest 2022.

Events

Selection of events from Aalto University and Creative Sustainability

A dark-toned image of a white water lily flower, at night.
Conferences and workshops

Sustainability Science Days 2023: PATHWAYS OF HOPE – Knowledge, Actions, Solutions

The Sustainability Science Days (SSD) is an international, three-day conference organised jointly by Aalto University and Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS) on May 24–26, 2023.
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