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

Related pages

Interview in the cafe in Nepal. Photo Jimin Hong.

SGT FAIR'24 - Stories from...

SGT FAIR'24 presents results of the five intercultural study projects carried out in the Sustainable Global Technologies (SGT) Studio course with partners in Zambia, Lesotho, Brazil, Mexico and Nepal.

UniPID and TENK Release Ethical Guidelines for Global South Academic Partnerships

UniPID and TENK Release Ethical Guidelines for Global South Academic Partnerships

As academic partnerships with the Global South continue to gain popularity, issues related to resource distribution, power dynamics, and whose voices are heard and valued often arise.

People in a brainstorming session in Nepal

Sustainable change through global encounters

The significance of small actions.

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WiTLAB (external link)

Aalto WiT LAB is a network of researchers and projects focusing on resilient communities and grass roots action.

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Open keynote lecture: Pekka Haavisto

Pekka Haavisto's keynote lecture


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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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