Sustainability

Sustainability at Aalto University

We are committed to promoting sustainability through research and education as well as in our campus development and other daily practices.

Environmental Engineering. Photo: Mikko Raskinen/ Aalto University

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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CHEMARTS. Photo: Aalto University/ Eeva Suorlahti

Education for sustainability

Our aim is to integrate sustainability into all education at Aalto.

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Climate KIC Summer School 2017. Photo: Aalto University/ Roee Cohen

Sustainable Aalto

Understood through all its dimensions - ecological, social, economic and cultural - we are committed to carrying out our activities in a sustainable manner. For example, we work actively to develop the energy efficiency of our property portfolio and to reduce energy consumption in our campuses.

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Aalto Party 2017. Photo: Aalto University/ Pinja Valja

Aalto Sustainability

To address complex sustainability challenges, Aalto Sustainability team works to increase interdisciplinary research collaboration and to promote sustainability in teaching, campus development and other operations at Aalto.

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Aalto Sustainability Hub
An Aalto pen lying on the page of a study book, students working in the background / photo by Aalto University, Aino Huovio

Sustainability reports

The core impact of our operations is related to high-quality teaching and education, enabling solutions for pressing sustainability challenges. Developing a sustainable campus is also a key part of our strategy.

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strategy workshop Image: Mikko Raskinen

SDGs at Aalto University

Aalto University is the first Finnish university to sign universities' global Sustainable Development Goals Accord.

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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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Sustainability Science Days

Sustainability networks

Aalto University operates actively in global and national sustainability networks. Get to know our networks better.

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Aalto Sustainability Stories

Aalto Sustainability Stories

The sustainability stories featured in this booklet serve as examples and showcase outcomes of research and teaching in line with the Aalto University principles, mainly creating a world-class research and learning environment focused on sustainability and circular economy.

Browse the Aalto Sustainability Stories brochure.

News

Future Digital Mobility Management
Research & Art Published:

Do you drive a car in metropolitan area? Come and test how to make motoring routes smoother and safer.

During the autumn, an international Code the Streets pilot will be implemented in metropolitan area, where motorists will be offered alternative driving routes with a navigator. We are now looking for testers for the navigation app who have an Android phone.
vihreitä kasveja vedessä
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The New Sustainability in Business online course strengthens knowledge of sustainable business

How can companies create sustainable value for the economy, the environment and society?
Lähikuvassa henkilön kädet, jotka ottavat puhelimella kuvaa lavaa kohti tapahtumassa. Taustalla sumea kuva yleisöstä ja lila sävyisistä valoista lavalla.
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Call for Sessions: Sustainability Science Days 2022

Invitation for scientific leaders from different universities to propose sessions for Sustainability Science Days conference 2022: Systemic Transformations to Sustainable Futures. The international, two-day conference will be held on May 18-19, 2022.

Please send your session proposal by November 7, 2021.
The picture shows Katariina Järvinen on Aalto University campus, holding fashionable pieces of clothes in her hands.
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We can transform the fashion industry by renting

Marketing Master’s student Katariina Järvinen’s company Clozeta combines two megatrends: second-hand and sharing economy.

Events

Ilmastoviisaiden valintojen yhteiskunta -tapahtuman logot
Online event

Ilmastoviisaiden valintojen yhteiskunta

The Strategic Research Council's online event 'Ihminen ja ilmasto'
A futuristic black-and-white banner with neon yellow details says "Unfolding Tomorrow". At the bottom the logos of Aalto University, Aalto Ventures Program and Aaltoes.
Lectures and seminars

Unfolding Tomorrow — The fight for a cooler planet


Learn what you can do today for a sustainable tomorrow!
Liveable Nordic Cities event picture
Online event

Liveable Nordic Cities

Sustainable for people and the environment – How can future cities help people and nature flourish? What can we learn from the forefront of Nordic urban developments?
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Conferences and workshops

YHYS colloquium: Sustainable Welfare

The annual YHYS colloquium invites contributions to the topic of Sustainable welfare: States and capabilities of transformation.

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