Sustainability

Welcome to create solutions to the world's major challenges

At Aalto, we create solutions that enable well-being within the planetary boundaries. With us, you get the opportunity to learn, research and do meaningful things in a unique environment: we combine the expertise in science, art, technology and economy to develop creative solutions to the world’s major challenges, such as the climate crisis. 

We are a community of thousands of students, researchers and experts with passion and expertise for both system-level solutions and the rapidly implemented new innovations.

Students

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Sustainability Action Booster

Sustainability Action Booster is an expense grant dedicated to empowering students in unleashing their creative ideas for a sustainable future. Our mission is to provide opportunities for students to initiate and participate in student-owned sustainability actions - both on campus and beyond!

Grants and awards

News

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Earn credits and learn sustainable entrepreneurship at Solve the SDGs

Solve the SDGs, the sustainability hackathon by Aalto Ventures Program and Junction, is organized from 22–24 March.
Ryhmä ihmisiä työskentelee hackathonissa
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Solve the SDGs returns — now in Finland and India

Solve the SDGs, the sustainability hackathon by Aalto Ventures Program and Junction, is organized from 22–24 March in Finland and India.
Nanocellulose printing papers
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Aalto University and Murata Japan are pushing the boundaries of material science

The research collaboration explored new territory in nanotechnologies.
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Planning and Implementing the New Aalto-Wide Sustainability Minor – A Major Achievement!

Aalto’s cross-disciplinary, sustainability-focused minor, ‘Sustainable Use of Natural Resources’ is a culmination of over a year of planning and creative collaboration among faculty.

Welcome to sustainable Aalto!

Aalto University’s purpose is to shape a sustainable future. We create solutions that enables well-being within the planetary boundaries and produce solutions that help us to move to a sustainable society, so that the transition is economically and socially stable. Please familiarise yourself with our sustainability tips below.

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Campus

Aalto University's campus in Otaniemi is the home of an innovative community. Explore the campus virtually at virtualtour.aalto.fi.

Our sustainable and green campus
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CHEMARTS. Photo: Aalto University/ Eeva Suorlahti

Research for sustainability

Complex sustainability challenges like climate change, loss of biodiversity and global inequality call for ground-breaking and societally impactful research. Our key research areas give us a unique chance for creating practice-relevant knowledge on cutting-edge sustainability solutions.

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Sustainability reports

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.

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Code of Conduct - Values into practice

The Aalto University Code of Conduct is one way of putting our values and way of working — the foundation of our community culture — into practice

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Aalto Global Impact

Aalto Global Impact

We promote and facilitate Aalto University’s research and education for global sustainable development.

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Events

Knitwear Workshop
Workshops

Aalto Repair & Rewear: Small Repairs in Knitwear

The first workshop of Aalto Repair & Rewear!
Aalto University Väre Building
Information sessions

To build or not to build? Live session with Professor Matti Kuittinen (external link)

In this live session, we will sit down to chat with Professor Matti Kuittinen from Aalto University to discuss the topic of sustainable building.
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Academic events, Networking, Workshops

Preparing Aalto Graduates to be Responsible and Influential Experts

Join us for breakfast, short talks and discussions with fellow teachers about an urgent topic – sustainability in teaching and how it affects graduate responsibility and influence in the workforce.
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Academic events, Workshops

Anxiety be gone! Learn simple practices for including sustainability in your courses.

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

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Margareta Björksten

Senior Specialist

Jussi Impiö

Head of Sustainable Solutions

Jasmin Järvinen

Kestävän kehityksen hankekoordinaattori

Meri Löyttyniemi

Erityisasiantuntija, kestävä kehitys

Elina Ruoho

Erityisasiantuntija

Katja Rönkkö

Senior Communications Specialist
U908 Communications Services

Saga Weissmann

Coordinator
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