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

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.

Sustainability

News

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Campus, University Published:

Napping pods and energy saving - welcome to participate!

Wellbeing on a Sustainable Campus event brings together campus main themes in sustainability, energy saving, and also all campus users wellbeing.
The Future-led Learning Podcast is hosted by Riikka Evans. Photograph: Janne Illman.
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How to facilitate teamwork? Listen to a podcast

New season of Future-led learning podcast takes you to a very practical level of working with students. This season includes topical issues such as academic advising, inclusion, co-teaching and sustainability. The first episode takes you to the world of well-functioning teams and what is requires from teachers.
Aalto University's main campus in the winter
Campus Published:

Big savings in campus' energy consumption

Aalto community took up energy conservation measures covering the entire Otaniemi campus on 10 October 2022.
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School of Business participates in the 2023 Positive Impact Rating

Positive Impact Rating (PIR) is an international business school rating, in which students evaluate their own school regarding its readiness to help solve sustainability and other societal challenges

Events

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Exhibitions

Alusta pavilion – Environmentally conscious architecture

Alusta pavilion - a place for encounters between humans and non-human animals in urban space.
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Exhibitions

Energy Futures: Critical minerals, climate neutrality and transition pathways

An exhibition on energy transitions and the challenges and solutions driving our response to the global energy crisis across research and industry.
Aalto University's main campus in the winter
Campus, Information sessions, Staff trainings, Students

Wellbeing on a Sustainable Campus Event 2023

Welcome to traditional Earth Hour week's sustainable campus event on 22nd March 2023.
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Conferences, Workshops

Sustainability Science Days 2023: PATHWAYS OF HOPE – Knowledge, Actions, Solutions

The Sustainability Science Days (SSD) is an international conference organised jointly by Aalto University and Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS) on May 23–26, 2023.

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Margareta Björksten

Projektipäällikkö

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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