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)
From periphery to business core – the 30th anniversary of the Sustainability in Business groupSustainability was an unusual, if not odd, research topic in business schools in the early 1990s. The most radical changes are, however, yet to come, says Professor Minna Halme.
63 energy guzzlers - tips from the community helped to save energy on the campusThe Aalto community started campus-wide energy saving measures in Otaniemi on 10 October 2022, and we also joined the national Down a Degree energy saving campaign
Solve the SDGs returns — now on two continentsJoin the sustainability hackathon by AVP and Junction, organized simultaneously in Finland, Uganda and Tanzania on 31.3.–2.4.
Professor İdil Gaziulusoy: ‘Our future visions are not ambitious enough’Presenting the new professors: Professor in sustainable design İdil Gaziulusoy
Selection of events from Aalto University and Creative Sustainability