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Sustainability report: multidisciplinary approach to solving sustainability challenges is Aalto’s strength

Science, technology and arts play an important role in solving global sustainability problems. Aalto University’s strength is its strong multidisciplinary approach to humanity’s greatest challenges, such as environmental crises. Aalto’s new sustainability report highlights some of the key sustainability actions taken by Aalto University in 2021.
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Aalto’s most substantial sustainability impact arises from multidisciplinary research, teaching, and sustainable development solutions that apply research results in practice.

‘The time window for solving the biggest environmental crises that humanity is facing is getting narrower. Aalto and other universities play a key role in solving these crises. We must join forces more efficiently than before across school, university and organisational boundaries’, says Jussi Impiö, Head of Sustainability Solutions at Aalto University.

Aalto’s sustainability report 2021 summarises the key sustainable development actions taken at Aalto in the areas of research, teaching and societal impact, and on campus.

Aalto and other universities play a key role in solving humankind's biggest crises

Jussi Impiö, Head of Sustainability

A sustainable society is not the outcome of scientific discoveries and technological innovations alone. We also need stability and a well-functioning economy.

Science and arts help us understand the complex world around us and challenge our ways of thinking. Together, they create new knowledge and perspectives which we need more than ever to solve complex global challenges.

‘Innovations must be understandable and acceptable to people. Arts and design help us achieve this’, Impiö says.

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