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

A scarf made of Ioncell.
Cooperation Published:

Aalto University becomes a founding partner in Ioncell Oy

The new company will commercialise and develop ecological textile fibre technologies.
Liisa Aström, Carlo Ratti and Minna Halme discuss at the MIT-Aalto Symposium 2022
Cooperation Published:

How do we make the circular economy a platform?

Innovation and sustainability are inseparable. Their relationship grows stronger through collaboration between universities and companies.
Kolme puuntainta kasvualustassa.
University Published:

Aalto ranks 54th for responsible consumption and production in THE Impact Ranking

The Impact Rankings 2022 by the Times Higher Education assesses universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
School of Business alumna Annastina Saari
Cooperation, Studies Published:

Alumna Annastina Saari: I want to be involved in solving the climate crisis

‘I had always dreamed of a career dealing with environmental questions’, says our alumna Annastina Saari, who studied international business as well as information and service management, and who now works as a consultant for D-mat, a company that is specialized in sustainable lifestyles.

Events

Selection of events from Aalto University and Creative Sustainability

Design for Government final Show
Conferences and workshops Exhibitions and fairs

Design for government: Final Show 2022

Join us at the DfG 2022 Final Show to learn more about the impact of design in public policymaking in this year's project collaborations.
Phan Nguyen_Nylon_DSC_1722_photo Valeria Azovskay
Campus Lectures and seminars

Seminar on Circularity of Plastics by ValueBioMat

Join Seminar Friday 10th June 2022 on Circularity of Plastics in Otaniemi!
The event is organized by ValueBioMat, a project funded by the Strategic Research Council.
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