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

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.

Sustainability

News

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Research & Art Published:

How to accelerate innovations, ensure food sequrity and make cities green? Sustainability Science Days seeks answers to the huge sustainability challenges of our time

Sustainability Science Days 2022 focuses on global system-level solutions for food systems, cities, governance and more. Sustainability Science Days is Finland's largest two-day science conference on sustainable development, organized by Aalto University and the University of Helsinki.
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Cooperation Published:

Aalto University becomes a founding partner in Ioncell Oy

The new company will commercialise and develop ecological textile fibre technologies.
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Campus Published:

How do you move on campus now and in the future? Let us know and have an impact!

Aalto University is improving sustainable mobility on Otaniemi campus. The survey is an effective way to influence mobility and the flow of traffic on campus. You can also register for a sustainable mobility workshop and participate in a summer-themed draw at the end of the survey.
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Press releases Published:

Researchers lay out a path to saving the Mekong Delta

Without swift, determined action, the homes of the millions living in the delta will be underwater by the end of the century

Events

Alvar Aalto -designseminaari BIOSYMBIOSIS 2022
Lectures and seminars

Alvar Aalto design seminar BIOSYMBIOSIS

9. kansainvälinen Alvar Aalto -designseminaari BIOSYMBIOSIS järjestetään 24.–25.5.2022
Phan Nguyen_Nylon_DSC_1722_photo Valeria Azovskay
Campus Lectures and seminars

Seminar on Circularity of Plastics by ValueBioMat

Join Seminar Friday 10th June 2022 on Circularity of Plastics in Otaniemi!
The event is organized by ValueBioMat, a project funded by the Strategic Research Council.

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Jussi Impiö

Head of Sustainable Solutions

Jasmin Järvinen

Kestävän kehityksen hankekoordinaattori

Elina Ruoho

Erityisasiantuntija

Katja Rönkkö

Senior Communications Specialist
U908 Communications Services
Paula Schönach

Paula Schönach

Senior Advisor, Sustainability
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