SGT15 Action Lab Mexico Group reflections on the field/photo by Jan Ahlstedt

SGT Programme

Sustainable Global Technologies (SGT), organized under Water and Environmental Engineering Master's Programme, is an interdisciplinary education program that focuses on sustainable technologies, urbanization and development, environmental, and sociocultural impacts in developing and transition countries.

SGT unites students and researchers from all Aalto schools to work in groups with highly diverse cultures and disciplines throughout the entire program lasting from Period I to Period V with 17 ECTS. 

In SGT's courses students study and experience the diverse connections between sustainability, technology, cultural, and society in collaboration with partners from academia, industries, governmental and civil society organizations, and communities in various parts of the world.

SGT 2020 Jigme National Engineering College - Team become friends
Students at college campus in Bhutan. Photo: Helmi Korhonen

Our aims

  • share a holistic view to the state of the world and development 

  • emphasize the role of sustainability and technology in global development 

  • learn to collaborate constructively in multicultural and multidisciplinary working environments 

  • foster multi-stakeholder projects with higher education institutions, governmental and civil society organizations, vulnerable communities and businesses 

  • research and develop pedagogically sound approaches to sustainability education

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Contact us

  • Email: [email protected]
  • Visiting address: Water Building; Tietotie 1 E, 02150 Espoo 
  • Mailing address: SGT ProgrammeP.O. BOX 15200, 00076 AALTO FINLAND

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