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!

A banner photo with sustainability action booster logo

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

Kiia Einola hymyilee kameralle. Otaniemen amfiteatteri taustalla.
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Kiia Einola thinks that buildings should support the well-being

Kiia Einola's study journey at Aalto University extends from bachelor's studies all the way to doctoral research. Summer job during her master's studies sparked Kiia's interest in smart building research. She is currently working on her doctoral dissertation in smart building services engineering by collaborating with Helvar, a company specializing in electrical engineering.
Staff Training Week participants in front of the Dipoli building at Aalto University.
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American and Finnish universities collaborate to drive SDG advancement and innovation

American and Finnish universities collaborate on SDG innovation during a week-long training event, fostering global sustainability solutions.
Yritysprojektitiimi, Deloitte
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Student project helped Deloitte capture ESG performance in company valuation

The final model developed by the students concentrated on the risk and opportunity analysis of sustainability-related topics  
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.

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
School of business students sitting in front of the campus and laughing
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
An Aalto pen lying on the page of a study book, students working in the background / photo by Aalto University, Aino Huovio

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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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.
Fungi growing experiments part of Kudos by Elina Koivisto and Maiju Suomi.
Exhibitions

Kudos – a library for material relations

Architecture as collaboration of humans, clay and fungi.
Landscape from the Finnish peatlands.
Exhibitions

Using satellites to save our peatlands – how and why?

Monitoring peatland rehabilitation from space.
Fostering Bioinnovations exhibition sneakpeak
Exhibitions

Fostering bioinnovations

Tomorrow’s textiles and packaging.

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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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