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. 

Students

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.

Join us!

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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
People registration to SSD conference

Sustainability Science Days 2024

Finland will be the hot spot for sustainability related research, innovations, and solutions in June 2024 when Sustainability Science Days (SSD) unites with one of the world's biggest sustainability congresses – the Sustainability Research & Innovation Congress (SRI).

Events

News

SGT24, Participatory outdoor planning as a valuable tool for building trust with local people, Brazil-2024. Source: Karolin Kull
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Transforming interdisciplinary education: Sustainable Global Technologies (SGT) across four continents

The true impact of our actions often unfolds over time, as demonstrated by the students at the SGT FAIR’24 on May 22. Their work showcased how a single student challenge can drive significant change.
Piano Top Loungessa
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Students decided: two community pianos arrived on campus

Aalto-yliopiston opiskelijoiden osallistavan budjetoinnin projektin voittajaksi nousi yhteiskäyttöinen piano.
Three female students studying
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Seed funding available to boost collaboration between Aalto, KU Leuven and University of Helsinki

Aalto University, KU Leuven and the University of Helsinki launch the 2nd exploratory seed funding call to explore research collaboration possibilities. The funding call is open until 10 September 2024.
Donation to Recycling Centre's Boksi donation point
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Kierrätyskeskus Boksi donation point now in A Bloc

Boksi is located on the 1st floor of shopping center A Bloc, opposite R-kioski, and is available during the center’s opening hours.

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
Environmental Engineering new flow channel in Otaniemi, with students and teaching staff

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

Lectures and seminars

Better Business — Better Society Seminar: 'How can Business education stay relevant in a changing world?'

Better Business — Better Society Seminar Series offers opportunities to learn about and discuss current societally important topics monthly.
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Conferences, Workshops

Sustainability Science Days 2024

Finland will be the hot spot for sustainability related research, innovations, and solutions in June 2024 when Sustainability Science Days (SSD) unites with one of the world's biggest sustainability congresses – the Sustainability Research & Innovation Congress (SRI).
Haikko manor photo
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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Conferences

Hydrogen Research Forum Finland: International Seminar 2024

Welcome to Hydrogen Research Forum Finland's annual seminar hosted at Aalto University.

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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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