Sustainability

We are shaping a sustainable future

Welcome to create solutions to the world's major challenges! At Aalto, we create solutions, knowledge, innovations and culture that enable well-being within the planetary boundaries. 

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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 business 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 system-level thinking and new innovations.

Carbon Neutral Aalto 2030

Aalto University is committed to reducing its climate emissions in all operational areas with the aim of achieving carbon neutrality by 2030. The university has identified the critical steps to be taken to reduce climate emissions in each area. In the coming years, the greatest reductions will be obtained in the category of energy procurement.

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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
Esiintyjiä tapahtumassa

Sustainability Science Days gathers record participation - next year’s theme will be “Breaking the sustainability bubble”

Finland's largest sustainability research and innovation event brought together over 1,500 experts from over a hundred different countries. The event was organized at Aalto University and the University of Helsinki this year in cooperation with the world's largest sustainability congress, SRI.

News

News

Ahomansikka
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Campus for people, plants and pollinators

The Otaniemi campus nature is managed with respect to biodiversity and the characteristic species of habitats.
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Key Skills for Sustainability Experts: Collaboration and Communication

As industries increasingly focus on sustainability, the demand for sustainability expertise is growing. But what specific skills do employers seek in sustainability experts?
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How to prepare our students to be professionals in an uncertain future?

Our graduates need various skills to navigate in the future of working life
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Introducing three new professors at the School of Electrical Engineering

Assistant Professors Gopika Premsankar and Johannes Arend and Associate Professor (tenured) Marko Kosunen were appointed to the career path of professors during January-June 2024.

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.

Sustainability
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Sustainability in Teaching

On this page you can find tips, tools and good practices for integrating sustainability into your teaching.

Services
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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.

Sustainability
Aalto Global Impact

Aalto Global Impact

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

Sustainability

Events

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Public defences

Public defence in Mechanical Engineering, M.Sc. Nurul Anwar

Inorganic foundry binders for sustainable sand molding (Title of the Thesis)
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Lectures and seminars

Summer school: Measuring the Sustainability Potential of Your Research​

Aalto University Bioinnovation Center organizes a summer school: Measuring the Sustainability Potential of Your Research (5 ECTS). Join us in the legendary Haikko Manor & Spa in the beautiful seaside location in Porvoo, southern Finland. The course is targeted to doctoral students interested in sustainability aspects of bio-based materials and products.
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Exhibitions

Cybersecurity skills for Europeans

Learn to safely navigate in the digital world.
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Exhibitions

Flowing carbon

Different methods of carbon sequestration in urban green areas.

Didn't find what you were looking for? Contact us!

Margareta Björksten

Senior Specialist

Jussi Impiö

Head of Sustainable Solutions

Jasmin Järvinen

Kestävän kehityksen hankekoordinaattori
Meri Löyttyniemi

Meri Löyttyniemi

Erityisasiantuntija, kestävä kehitys

Elina Ruoho

Erityisasiantuntija

Katja Rönkkö

Senior Communications Specialist
U908 Communications Services

Saga Weissmann

Coordinator
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