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Aalto the first university in Finland to sign Sustainable Development Goals Accord

By signing, Aalto commits to promoting the UN Sustainable Development Goals in its activities.
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Aalto has signed an international Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Accord as the first Finnish university. By signing the Accord Aalto commits to advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as part of its teaching, research, innovation activities, and campus development.

The Accord is a collective response by universities and colleges to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, aiming to strengthen the significant role of universities in achieving the goals of Agenda 2030. Dozens of educational institutions around the world have signed the Accord.

'The task of universities is to educate game changers of the future, who are in a key position in the building of a more sustainable world. As Aalto community we bear great societal responsibility, and we have ambitious goals for promoting sustainable development through research and education', says Aalto University President Ilkka Niemelä. 'I believe in the strength of cooperation in achieving these goals – that is why we want to work together with our partners both in Finland and around the world.'

Aalto Sustainability Hub promotes multidisciplinary research and education on the theme as well as the implementation and embedding of SDGs to all of the university's activities. The Nordic Sustainable Campus Network NSCN, led by Aalto University, is also an Endorsing Partner of the Accord.

More information:

www.sdgaccord.org
www.aalto.fi/sustainability

Sirkku Linna
Development Director
[email protected]
+358 400 515 346

Meri Löyttyniemi
Senior Advisor, Sustainable Development
[email protected]
+358 50 313 7549

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