Preparing Aalto Graduates to be Responsible and Influential Experts

How to meaningfully integrate relevant sustainability and impact themes into your teaching.
Image of four key speakers at the event: Jukka Suomela, Kirsi Yliniemi, Jaan Praks, Heidi Peltonen

Aalto teachers and programme managers are heartily welcome for a morning of insightful discussions, networking, and the opportunity to gather ideas and inspiration on incorporating sustainability-related topics into their teaching. 

What to Expect:

Short Talks + Discussion: Aalto experts, Jukka Suomela, Kirsi Yliniemi, and Jaan Praks will share experiences and expertise in program planning, course development, and competence building. Each talk will be followed by an open discussion about how to develop in each area.

Moderated Panel Discussion: Aalto experts joined by industry professional Heidi Peltonen, VP of Sustainability, Outokumpu. Together, we'll explore essential questions on sustainability competences, student readiness for future careers, and adapting teaching to changing needs.

Register via the button above and join us on our collective quest for a better future!

Detailed Programme: 

  • 08:30 Delicious breakfast, coffee and mingling
  • 09:00 Welcome - Elina Kähkönen, Aalto-Co-Educator
  • 09:10 Programme planning and sustainability with Jukka Suomela, Associate Professor, Dept. Computer Science.
    09:20 Discussion and Q & A: What can be improved in our programmes and how?
  • 09:35 Course development and best support for teachers with Kirsi Yliniemi - Senior Lecturer, Chemistry and Materials
    09:45 Discussion and Q & A: How can we improve our courses?
  • 10:00: Teacher competence development in a rapidly changing educational landscape with Jaan Praks - Associate Professor, Dept. Electronics and Nanoengineering.
    10:15 Discussion and Q & A: How do teachers remain experts in a rapidly changing educational landscape?
  • 10:30 Coffee break
  • 10:45 Moderated Panel Discussion: Heidi Peltonen, VP of Sustainability, Outokumpu | Jukka Suomela | Kirsi Yliniemi |Jaan Praks 
    Theme:Graduates will become involved in making important decisions early on in their careers. How can we help them become even more responsible and influential in their fields?
  • 11:30 Event ends.

This event is brought to you by the Aalto Co-Educator team

Please note that photographs/ video will be taken at the event for the use of the university's communications and marketing. Please inform the photographer directly if you do not wish to appear in the photos. For more information, please contact: Melissa Georgiou, [email protected]

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Aalto teachers are warmly welcome to an interactive workshop focused on meaningfully integrating sustainability into your course.


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