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.
Creative Sustainability master’s student Michael Buchta shares his experience in the programmeA third-year Creative Sustainability master’s student shares his experience studying the programme at Aalto.
Ten Nonconsumerist Christmas Gifts for Those Who Already Have EverythingThis is a list of ten Christmas gift ideas that don’t require purchases of any kind. They work for other occasions as well!
Do you see the blue sky? Ponderings on climate poetryClimate 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.
Systems Thinking students visiting LonginojaSystems 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.
Alumni stories, networks and collaborations:
Research groups and Networks
Research collaborations and networks of the Creative Sustainability Master's Programme
The Test Site
The Test Site is a student-led network of practical sustainability at Aalto University.
Real-life projects in teaching:
See and access our collection of Thesis works.
CS DesignCS BusinessCS Architecture (2014-2019)CS Real Estate (2012-2019)
Strengthening the collaboration in the bioproduct sector between Finland and the United StatesAt the end of May, a large American delegation visited Finland to familiarize themselves with our forest and wood sector expertise. FinnCERES, the materials bioeconomy Flagship led by Aalto University and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, is involved in developing new business opportunities through bio-based material innovations.
Jason Selvarajan: A shared kitchen helps me bring people together'When I started the job, I was told that they were looking for a ‘mood manager’ whose job was to create a good, positive atmosphere with the attitude that anything is possible. I'm not always in a good mood, though, despite what other people say.'
Five things decision-makers should know about the electrification of societyElectrification plays a key role in solving the climate crisis. Aalto University researchers describe what kind of challenges this entails and how they can be tackled.
Students helped the Finnish Meteorological Institute develop its sustainability workThe content and working methods of the project could also be adapted agilely during the project according to newly identified needs
Selection of events from Aalto University and Creative Sustainability